The Spring 2017 section of the Phlebotomy program begins on April and runs until July 21, 2017. Online applications are open beginning January 23, 2017. 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.
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:
|CS120||Digital Literacy (offered Summer Phlebotomy program ONLY)||3|
|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|
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.
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.