Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy Technician
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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. 

The COVID-19 vaccine is required for most clinical sites if not all and so this why it’s required for this class.  However, if you have medical reasons for not getting vaccinated and can obtain that in writing from your doctor, you might be able to be exempt from the vaccination requirements. Religious exemptions might also be an option to the discretion of the clinical site.

After successful completion of both portions of the program, the student will be eligible to take the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification Exam.
Must be 18 years or older
High school diploma or GED
Background Study: Participants must submit a background check to the Minnesota Department of Health to be completed before the class starts.
Health Record/Vaccinations - 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.

Accuplacer test: Must complete Accuplacer test with a  Reading with a score of 230 or higher for this class or meet one of the qualifying exemptions:
Accuplacer Information If you do not meet a qualifying exemption listed below complete this  voucher and bring with you along with a valid photo id to your testing date.

Once you have registered, your test scores will be reviewed for final acceptance. Full payment is required at registration.

Important: The class you are registering for must meet the requirements for cohort size in order for it to run.  In the event of very low enrollment and when no other resource is available, the class will be canceled or rescheduled to a later date. You will be notified through email of such change. Cancelation Policy: If you need to withdraw from a class and you notify us at least three business days (Five business days notice is needed for Transportation and Public Safety cancelations) before the class starts, you will receive a credit or refund of the course fee.  Please contact the following representatives for cancelations:

  • For Healthcare Cancelations, please notify Meriem Aman via email at: 
  • No refunds or transfers allowed if you notify us less than three  business days before the class starts. Your Charge for this class will appear on your credit card statement as Minnesota State Colleges.

Campus Closures

The primary concern is with the safety of students and employees. This includes traveling conditions, safety of students and employees taking public transportation, and the colleges’ capacity to ensure parking lots and sidewalks are safe to navigate. Secondary concerns include anticipated disruptions to student learning and to planned campus events.

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Customized training Walk in Hours are as follows
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm 
Fridays by appointment ONLY

Start Date: 6/7/2023
Days: W Skip Dates
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
CEUs: 4.00
Contact Hours: 148
Assessment: Accuplacer or Exemption approved
Exam: Test Exam
Course: 100 Clinical Hours
Certification: Phlebotomy Technician
Sessions: 8
Age: 18 +
Location: DCTC Main Building - 1-421
Instructor: Kathleen Miller
Dakota County Technical College

Miller, Kathleen
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