The Phlebotomy program has changed into two classes, Health 220 and Health 221. Health 220 is the classroom and lecture portion, Health 221 is the externship. You must take 220 before taking 221. Both classes will not be offered every quarter, but will run on a rotating schedule, with Health 220 not being offered again until the spring quarter. Please see the information sessions listed if you would like to come to the campus to learn more about the program.
New Immunizations and Background Check Procedures for the Phlebotomy Technicican Program
All immunization documentation and criminal background checks for the Phlebotomy Technician Program must now go through our new online databank system. The Health Professions Service Center will no longer accept this documentation at their office. Click the link for the directions on how to create your account, upload your immunizations , and complete your background check. Your immunization account is active for one year, and the background check expires six months from the completion date. This is why you should not create either of these accounts until about thirty days before the start of the quarter you wish to apply for. Please look over the immunization guide and TB information letter before visiting your health care provider for clarificaton on the immunizations required. To receive permission to enroll in HLTH 220, fall quarter 2015, you will need proof of your first two Hep B shots uploaded into the new databank. The second Hep B shot must be dated no later than May 8, 2015. For permission for HLTH 221, all of your immunizations must be complete and uploaded with the other required documentation, including a completed, current background check.
The number of phlebotomy jobs is growing and is expected to continue growing. Phlebotomists collect blood for lab analysis and work in medical and diagnostic laboratories, physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities.
Students enroll in Health 220 after all prerequisites are met. Upon successful completion of classroom and clinical externship training, the student meets eligibility requirements to sit for the national certification exam sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)