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The Spring 2017 section of the Phlebotomy program begins on April and runs until December 9, 2016. Online applications are open beginning April 11, 2016. Check Program Bulletin for current application materials.

LBCC offers two Phlebotomy programs yearly: one in Spring term and one in August. It runs for 15 weeks total and is divided into 2 sections: a 10-week classroom/learning portion and an 5-week clinical/on-the-job training portion in which you will be able to work in a clinic or doctor's office stationed in the Willamette Valley.

There are a total of 12 spots available in this program for each term the program is offered and accepted students move through the training together as a cohort. 

Learn

As participants of this program, students complete a total of 8 different classes, and 24 credits worth of material. 

Students in the program receive hands-on experience in collecting samples using vacutainers and syringes, as well as how to perform successful finger- and heelsticks with proper technique. In addition, they receive specific training in how to communicate with patients and staff effectively in a clinic or doctor's office. This program specifically trains students in preparation for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification exam upon program completion. In addition, students take a full class focused on job search skills and resume building specific to the phlebotomy field in order to prepare them for work after the program has concluded.

Instructors in this program are trained phlebotomy and medical professionals, prepared to teach with the experience and acumen to help students succeed in a phlebotomy setting. 

The following courses are required as part of the Phlebotomy Program:

Pharmacy Technician Program Curriculum Credits
CS120 Digital Literacy (offered Summer Phlebotomy program ONLY) 3
PBT100 Phlebotomy 6
PBT101 Phlebotomy Law & Ethics 1
PBT102 Phlebotomy Medical Terminology 1
PBT111 Lab Operations in Phlebotomy 5
PBT112 Communication & Job Success for Phlebotomy 1
PBT120 Anatomy & Physiology for Phlebotomy 2
PBT190 Phlebotomy Practicum 5

 

Experience

The Phlebotomy program offers a comprehensive 150-hour total clinical practicum experience as part of the curriculum. This clinical experience takes place during the last four weeks of the program.

During these four weeks, students have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week at a clinical site where they have been placed. These sites are phlebotomy clinics located throughout the Willamette Valley, not only in the Lebanon/Corvallis/Albany area, but also in Salem, Eugene, and beyond.

In their clinical experience, students receive a hands-on look at what it means to work as a phlebotomist, putting what they have just learned in the classroom to work. Students receive mentoring from medical staff and management, gaining experience in many different aspects of the phlebotomy career pathway. Many students use this clinical placement as a means to begin networking with the pharmacy community.

Students must have completed and passed all classes with a C average or better before they are cleared to begin their clinical experience.

Schedule

Classes take place between 8 am and 6 pm Monday through Thursday. The Spring term Phlebotomy program is offered at LBCC's Albany campus, whereas the Summer program is based out of LBCC's Lebanon Center. Students can expect this program to be a 30 to 40 hour per week commitment while classes and clinicals are going. As such, any student going through this program should treat it as a full-time commitment.

A full program calendar of all scheduled classes is readily available to accepted students. Students must be accepted into the program in order to be registered for classes.

Spring 2017 Program Dates:

Program Orientation Start of Program End of Program
April 3, 2017 April 10, 2017 July 21, 2017

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a certificate in Phlebotomy will be able to:

  • Perform successful venipuncture draws with proper technique using a vacutainer.
  • Perform a successful venipuncture draws with proper technique using a syringe.
  • Perform a successful fingersticks with the proper technique.
  • Perform a successful heelstick with the proper technique.
  • Demonstrate effective communication with patients, family members, and colleagues using verbal, written, and information technology tools/devices.