This is a short-term intensive training. The curriculum includes skills, knowledge, and abilities that have been identified as critical for career entry-level positions as a phlebotomist in a health clinic or medical center. Students complete the training in two terms.
Students are prepared to perform blood draws and to assist in performing routine clinical laboratory tests under the supervision of a pathologist, medical technologist or physician.
The course covers collecting, handling, transporting, and processing blood specimens for analysis. Students learn about laboratory information systems, anatomy and the physiology of body systems, as well as pathologic conditions, use and care of lab equipment and how to monitor quality control. The training combines on-campus instruction in fundamental principles with clinical experiences gained through rotation in clinical laboratories. Students enrolled in the phlebotomy training are required to use medical devices and follow safety precautions in a medical setting.
Start date for the next Phlebotomy Class is Spring Term, April 1, 2013.
New Prequisites! The Phlebotomy Application requires Compass Placement Test scores of Math 50, Reading 82 and Writing 70. (Transcripts, College or University degree cannot be substituted for compass scores)
Mail or deliver a COMPLETE application packet between February 1 and March 1, 2013 (applications submitted before February 1, will not be accepted and returned)
- Training is on the State of Oregon Eligible Training Provider list (WIA).
- This training is offered in partnership with the PCC CLIMB Center.
- There is a required practicum during the second term of the training. Students must be available to participate according to the schedule set by the practicum site.
- In the Portland metropolitan area, Phlebotomists earn about $11.00-$14.00 an hour to start.
- In Oregon there is no license to be a phlebotomist. However, a national certification can be obtained after passing an exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathologists, www.ascp.org. PCC's two-term Phlebotomy program meets the requirements for students to sit for this test. Holding an ASCP Phlebotomy Technician certificate may increase employability in the field.
- Once accepted into the Phlebotomy Program, students wishing to attend as a Career Pathways student will participate in a Career Planning class three hours each week in addition to the first term of the Phlebotomy class. A cohort learning community is developed and an Employment Specialist supports Career Pathways students as they pursue employment in this field.
- Click here for a complete list of required application materials, including background check results and immunizations.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Minimum COMPASS sores for: Math 50, Reading 82, and Writing 70 are required for ALL applicants. (Transcripts, College or University degree cannot be substituted for compass scores)
- Also, for Career Pathways students:
- Customer service background preferred.
- Experienced in Microsoft Windows and Word (or comparable program); type 30 wpm.
- For information on a free workshop to prepare to take the COMPASS exam call 971-722-6218.
Course of Study
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|Career Planning: This course is designed to build a learning community among students pursuing Career Pathways courses. Students will develop their skills as a student, intern and job seeker. A job search portfolio will be used as an organizational framework for the course as students learn to target their cover letters, resumes, interviewing and networking skills for their new field.||non-credit|
What should I do next to get into the training?
- Contact Bem Huynh, Academic Professional at email@example.com for more information on the Phlebotomy class and/or application process.
- Contact Laurie Chadwick if you would like information on receiving job search assistance through the Career Pathways Program.
- Complete the PCC Phlebotomy Application. Mail or deliver between February 1 and March 1, 2013 a COMPLETE application packet to CLIMB for Health Professionals.