The Phlebotomy program has changed into two classes, HLTH 220 and HLTH 221. HLTH 220 is the classroom and lecture portion, HLTH 221 is the externship. You must take 220 before taking 221. Currently HLTH 220 is offered fall and winter quarters and HLTH 221 is offered winter and spring quarters. Please see the information sessions listed if you would like to come to the campus to learn more about the program.
Immunizations and Background Check Procedures for the Phlebotomy Technician Program
All immunization documentation and criminal background checks for the Phlebotomy Technician Program must now go through our online databank system. Here are directions on how to create your account and upload your immunizations . The immunization account (Complio) is active for one year at the cost of $15. The background check starts at $55 and can increase if you have lived in several counties or states. The background check is valid for six months from the completion date.
You must have your immunization records uploaded and be 100% compliant in all categories listed on the Immunization Guide in order to receive a permission code to register for HLTH 220. You will be notified by your instructor when to start your Criminal Background Check. This notification will occur while in HLTH 220. Your Complio account and the Criminal Background Check need to be complete in order to receive a permission code to register for HLTH 221. Please look over the immunization guide and TB information letter before visiting your health care provider for clarificaton on the immunizations required.
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)