This course will be offered Fall Term 2012. Enrollment is by application only. Application deadline is September 7, 2012.
What does a phlebotomist do?
Phlebotomy students in class The primary responsibility of a phlebotomist is to draw blood specimens from patients for laboratory tests. The job includes establishing a professional relationship with the patient, selecting and preparing the puncture site, collecting specimens, preparing and maintaining equipment, and caring for the patient after specimen collection. Other duties include entering data into a computer and performing clerical duties associated with lab test record keeping.
Those completing the training are well prepared for productive, rewarding careers in the following settings:
- Medical laboratories
- Independent reference laboratories
- Donor facilities
- Long-term care facilities
- Healthcare insurance providers
- Government laboratories
With additional education and training, phlebotomists can advance to become medical laboratory assistants, technicians or technologists.
Basic Course Description
The training consists of two non-credit lecture/lab classes, Phlebotomy 1 and Phlebotomy 2. Upon successful completion of both training classes, you have the necessary skills to seek employment. Once employed for full time (35 hours a week) for one year, you will meet the Route 3 eligibility requirements set by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to qualify to take the national Phlebotomy Technician PBT certification exam at additional cost. Certification is not currently required to work as a phlebotomist in Oregon.
Students must take Phlebotomy 1 and Phlebotomy 2 in order. Two terms are required for completion of course work.
Enrollment is first come/first served and is limited to 16 students per cohort
group. Class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (see current term class
schedule for specific dates and times). Attendance at the first class session
each term is mandatory.
Total cost for all course work, tuition, fees and textbooks, is approximately $1700 and is subject to change.
Apply for admission as a credit student at Lane Community College your major will be "undeclared"
Complete Math and Reading tests through Lane’s Main Campus testing center
Meet the Reading Proficiency requirement of a score of 76 or higher
Meet the Math Proficiency requirement of 7 or above on parts A, B and C
Fill out and submit the application (.pdf) along with your test scores/or unofficial transcript.
If you have attended a college or university and passed Math 20 and WR 115 , you will not need to do the first four steps above for admission in this class. You will need to attach a copy of an unofficial transcript to your application
- Theoretic comprehension of phlebotomy techniques and associated safety, infection control, quality assurance, documentation, ethical, legal and customer service issues
- Learning and practicing blood collection techniques in the classroom
- Preparation for the National Phlebotomy Technician PBT(ASCP) certification exam and employment in the fields of phlebotomy.
Requirements for ASCP Certification Eligibility
- A high school diploma or GED
- Must be 18 years of age
- Satisfactory completion of the two-term training
- One year full time employment (35 hours a week) in an accredited laboratory
For additional information contact Kathy Calise.