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.
Full payment is due at registration, this program is hour based so therefor No financial aid is available.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS (PRE-CLASS PREPARATION):
Education: 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 for Reading with a score of 230 or higher
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.
If you need to withdraw from a class and you notify us at least three business days before the class starts, you will receive a credit or refund of the course fee.
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.