Register Now: Phlebotomy Program Starts April 24, 2018

By on February 28, 2018
Phlebotomy Program

This course prepares the student for entry-level employment as a phlebotomist and is held April 24 through June 14, 2018. The course provides classroom, lab instruction and clinical experience. Class meets two times a week for eight weeks; each class session is three hours in length. The 100 hours of clinical experience is in addition to the scheduled 48 hours of class time. Only day shift hours available for clinical experience. Time off from work may be required to complete clinical. Register in person only in Continuing Education at Forest Park, Student Center 125. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training.

Download the program brochure (pdf).

Phlebotomy

Register in person only in Continuing Education at Forest Park, Student Center 125. The course provides classroom, lab instruction and clinical experience. The 100 hours of clinical experience is in addition to the scheduled 48 hours of class time. Only day shift hours available for clinical experience. Time off from work may be required to complete clinical. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training. Course content includes basic anatomy pertinent to blood collection, as well as communication skills, specimen processing, related interdisciplinary tasks, lab experience of blood drawing techniques and practical experience of blood drawing techniques in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: Student must be 18 years of age; High school diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate; Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Test Letter stating a minimum score of 8.9 on both Vocabulary and Comprehension tests and a minimum score of 7.0 Mathematics Concepts and Application; Family Care Safety Registry-Worker registration letter. Only original letter will be accepted. Letter cannot be older than six months. Register online at www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/ to obtain letter.
AHCE:785 | $805
002 | TuTh 4-7 p.m. | Joann Devine
April 24–June 14 | Forest Park B Tower 417
Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 4/17. No refunds after this date.

Course content

  • Basic anatomy pertinent to blood collection
  • Communication skills
  • Specimen processing
  • Related interdisciplinary tasks
  • Lab experience of blood drawing techniques
  • Practical experience of blood drawing techniques in the clinical setting

Prerequisites required at time of registration

  • Student must be 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency
  • Achieves a minimum score of 8.9 on both Vocabulary and Comprehension tests and a minimum score of 7.0 Mathematics Concepts and Application on the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Family Care Safety Registry-Worker Registration letter. The letter cannot be older than 6 months. You must bring the original letter from DHSS, not proof of payment. Register online at http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/

Requirements completed by first week of class

  • Criminal background check and 5-panel drug screen
  • Physical exam/immunizations/Two-step PPD/Hepatitis B immunization series or signed waiver
  • AHA BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification

Expenses

Expenses the phlebotomy student will incur but are not limited to:

  • Fee: $805.
  • Text required and not included in fee. Text will be available in Forest Park campus bookstore.
  • TABE Test is $11. Retest is additional $11.
  • Family Care Safety Registry is $13 plus processing fee.
  • Criminal background check cost is variable.
  • 5-Panel Drug Screen is $28.80.
  • Physical Exam/immunizations/Two-step PPD/Hepatitis B Immunization series cost is variable.
  • AHA BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification is $75 (cost at St. Louis Community College).
  • Lab coat (Full length with cuffs, fluid resistant). Disposable lab coats are available for purchase in campus bookstore.
  • One box of Nitrile Gloves (Non-Sterile)
  • One large (2 gallon) “Ziploc baggie”
  • Class room supplies, including a Markal Sharpie (Black) “Water Resistant”
  • Some clinical sites require the student to have health insurance

Clinical and Field Work

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain clinical or other field experience as part of their course work. Students with criminal convictions or drug use may have difficulty progressing in these programs. Hospitals and facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check (at the student’s expense) may be conducted prior to placement in a clinical or field setting. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical or field experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements.

How to Register for Phlebotomy

Registration for this class is in person only.

  • Complete the registration form on the brochure and bring it with you to the Forest Park Campus, Student Center 125.
  • Proof of Age (must be at least 18 years of age)
  • Bring all prerequisites required at time of registration (listed above and in the brochure)
  • Payment is due at the time of registration

Contact us at 314-984-7777 for registration information and with any additional questions.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Requests for withdrawal must be submitted in writing at the Forest Park campus, Student Center 125. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 4/17. No refunds after that date.

Information subject to change.

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