The objectives of the phlebotomy program are to:
- Provide a program that includes both instruction and practice that is appropriate to help students obtain entry-level skills as a phlebotomist.
- Provide a program which advisory committee members review so that industry guidelines and practices are maintained.
- Support the profession of a phlebotomist by preparing graduates who are competent in the skill of phlebotomy as a skilled member of a health care team.
- Prepare graduates to successfully complete the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam.
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the profession of phlebotomy to accurately perform the appropriate pre-analytical processes of laboratory testing.
- Demonstrate and adhere to HIPPA, infection control, and safety standards.
- Present the soft skills (ie. professional attitudes, conduct, and dress) that are necessary for obtaining and maintaining gainful employment in the healthcare community.
- Meet requirements set forth in this program to take the National Healthcareer Association certifying examination for Phlebotomy Technicians, minimum of 90% attendance, GPA of minimum 73%, and the ACT WorkKeys minimums as noted above.Pass Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
This is at no cost if the student successfully completes and obtains program requirements.
This program is designed to educate the student for an entry-level position as a phlebotomist in a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office. Phlebotomists are responsible for the collection of samples required for laboratory analysis, i.e. blood, stool, urine, etc.
The program consists of 100 classroom hours, held at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center and 100 externship-training hours held at assigned off-site medical facilities. Participants cannot pass this class without completing all 200 hours of the program with a minimum attendance of 90% and minimum of 73% GPA. (In some cases, that will require up to a three-week leave of absence from work in order to complete the externship requirement).
ACT WorkKeys is a requirement of this program. The three WorkKeys assessments (Applied Math; Graphic Literacy; Workplace Documents) must have a minimum score of a 3 in math with an overall score of 13 is required.
The Adult Diploma Program students must be 22 years of age or older, and for the purpose of obtaining a high school diploma approved by the Ohio Department of Education.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student is qualified to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician examination. Passing this certification test earns the student national certification as a phlebotomy technician from NHA and is a requirement of the program.
September 25, 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Individuals must NOT have any previous or pending disqualifying offenses