The DCTC Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students to collect blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.
Students will be provided the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in outpatient or inpatient facilities.
The 48 hour (within 8 weeks) classroom portion
will consist of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology (as applicable to phlebotomy), safety procedures, customer service skills, overview of laboratory processing, blood collection procedures, and hands-on procedures.
After successfully completing the classroom portion of the course, the program also provides a 100 hour (2 1/2 weeks) clinical experience portion
to take place in a local facility. The start date and location will vary and 8 hour shifts are common.
Placements will be made towards the end of the classroom portion.
Clinical Partners - Fairview Hospitals & Clinics, Park Nicollet, Healtheast, Apple Valley Medical Center, Allina Health System, and Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
After successful completion of both portions of the program, the student will be eligible to take the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification Exam.
Textbook: The Phlebotomy Textbook - 7th Edition
OTHER REQUIREMENTS (PRE-CLASS PREPARATION):
Participants must submit a background check to the Minnesota Department of Health to be completed before the class starts.
- Documentation of MMR, Tubercle Bacillus (TB), Varicella (Chicken Pox), TDaP & Hepatitis B is REQUIRED for placement and must be completed before the class starts. A seasonal flu shot is required for most clinics.
Instructions for these pre-class preparations will be sent in an email after we receive your registration.
Must complete Accuplacer test for Reading with a score of 230 or higher before being allowed to register for this class or meet one of the qualifying exemptions:
||Test Vendor/Subtest Name
||ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
||READ 0140 Developing College Reading Skills AND ENGL 0140 Developing College Writing Skills
||READ 0150 English Reading Essentials AND ENGL 0150 English Writing Essentials
||ENGL 1200 Technical Writing AND READ 0110 College Reading Boost (Transportation majors only)
||240 -300 →
||ENGL 1200 Technical Writing (Transportation majors only)
|| 21 OR
|| 1047 OR
|| 480 OR
||ENGL 1150 Composition I and other reading/writing intensive courses
See the following link for more information on the Accuplacer test: https://www.dctc.edu/support-services/accuplacer/
Once you have registered, your test scores will be reviewed for final acceptance. Full payment is required at registration.