Program Information

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The Winter 2018 section of the Phlebotomy program begins on March 23, 2018 and runs until July 6, 2018. Online applications are open beginning January 22, 2018. Check Program Bulletin for current application materials.

LBCC offers two Phlebotomy programs yearly: one at the end of Winter term and one late Summer term. It runs for 16 weeks total and is divided into 2 sections: an 11-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.

This program is based out of the Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon, Oregon.

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:

 Program Curriculum Credits
CS120 Digital Literacy  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. Both sessions of the Phlebotomy program are based out of LBCC's Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon, Oregon. 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 2018 Program Dates:

Program Orientation Start of Program End of Program
March 16, 2018 March 23, 2018 July 6, 2018

 

Summer 2017 Program Dates:

Program Orientation Start of Program End of Program
August 4, 2017 August 14, 2017 December 8, 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.