Phlebotomy

  • Why Choose Phlebotomy
  • Careers
  • Program Information
  • Program Fees and Financial Aid
  • Information Session
  • Apply
  • Why Should You Go into Phlebotomy?

    LBCC Phlebotomy is a comprehensive, full-time, 15-week certificate program designed for students looking to get their foot in the door in the world of medicine and gain national certification in the field of phlebotomy. This is an ideal program for students looking for a stable career or in preparation for a career pathway into medical assisting, nursing, and beyond.

    Phlebotomists help admit patients, draw blood, collect samples, and work with a wide-ranging team of medical professionals. They are comfortable working with blood, and have a deep interest in caring for patients.

    Join our faculty made up of real, working phlebotomists and medical professionals for this training and gain a certificate for use in medical clinics and doctor's offices everywhere.

  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon.



    Median Earnings: Annual Openings:
  • Program Information

    The Winter 2020 cohort of the Phlebotomy program begins January 13, 2020 and ends April 24, 2020. Online applications are open beginning October 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

    LBCC offers two Phlebotomy programs yearly: one during Winter term and one late Summer term. It runs for 15 weeks total and is divided into 2 sections: an 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.

    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.

    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 five weeks of the program.

    During these five 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.

    Winter 2020 Program Dates:

    Program Orientation

    January 3, 2020

    Start of Program

    January 13, 2020

    End of Program

    April 24, 2020

    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.
  • Program Fees and Financial Aid

    The program fee for the Phlebotomy program is: ~$5,550

    This program fee is the total cost for the program, and includes the cost of books and supplies!

    Once you are accepted into the program, there are three options for how to pay for this program cost:

    • Pay in full
    • Deferred Note Contract (Payment Plan)
    • Financial Aid

    Option 1: Pay the full cost up front.

    You may choose to pay for the full cost of the program up front. Payment is due by the date of program orientation.

    Option 2: Complete a payment plan.

    You may also choose to file a payment plan with the Phlebotomy department!

    If you file a deferred note contract with the Phlebotomy department, payment is broken down in the following way:

    • One third of the program must be paid up front by the date of program orientation. ($1850 + $15 processing fee)
    • The rest of the program is paid in two monthly installments. ($1850 each)

    The payment plan is offered to all admitted students of the Phlebotomy program if they choose to participate.

    Option 3: Financial Aid IS available for the Phlebotomy program!

    In order to qualify, students must meet regular financial aid criteria. This means that they must:

    • File for FAFSA for the applicable school year
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Be a citizen or an eligible non-citizen
    • Be admitted to LBCC
    • NOT be in default or owe repayment of any grant

    In addition, students who wish to pay for the program using financial aid must pay a non-refundable $415 deposit before the program starts. Financial aid CANNOT be used to pay for this deposit, BUT this money will eventually come back to students as financial aid distributes.

    Financial aid pays in TWO INSTALLMENTS:

    • First half: during the second week of the program.
    • Second half: after midterm grades have been reported.
    • Continued support from financial aid depends upon passing grades in all classes (C average or better).

    Dropouts and Withdrawals:

    If a student chooses to withdraw from the program after its start date, or if the student fails from the program, the student is still responsible for the entire cost of the program.

    If students receive money from Financial Aid and THEN decide to drop out of the program, they may be subject to Title IV return calculation and may need to repay aid.

    All financial aid for the Phlebotomy Program is based on passing grades - that is, C averages or better. If a student does not receive passing grades in their classes, then they may lose access to financial aid.

    Financial aid CANNOT be used to pay the $415 program deposit.

    The Phlebotomy Program is a Terminal Program

    If students receive money from Financial Aid to pay for this program, Financial Aid's expectation is that the student will enter the workforce in a relevant field for 2-3 years BEFORE they apply for additional aid.

    Example: a student who takes the Phlebotomy program must work as a phlebotomist for 2-3 years after graduation BEFORE applying for financial aid for the training they plan to take in Medical Assisting. Financial Aid may not award them grants or loans if they apply for the Medical Assisting training before they complete 2 years working as a phlebotomist.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    There are a number of scholarship opportunities available for students at LBCC looking to go into a healthcare field. Browse through the following databases to find the right options for you:

    Questions? Concerns? Here's who to contact:

    • LBCC Financial Aid
    • LBCC's Financial Aid Director: Elaine Robinson (541) 917-4854


  • Apply

    Applications for LBCC's Phlebotomy programs open twice per year. In order to apply, applicants must submit all noted documentation in the Program Bulletin. All qualified candidates will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis, with priority given to residents of LBCC's tax district for the first week that applications are open.

    • For Summer term Phlebotomy Program: apply May 2019

    Application to this program is a two-step, online process. The first step reserves your spot in line for the program, and completed, required application documents are submitted during the second step.

    Prerequisites

    • WR 95
    • CS 120

    Application

    Visit our Program Bulletin for a complete description of application materials and processes. For a complete walk-through of how to apply for the program and program details, click on the "Information Session" tab.

    Getting Started

    If you're looking at this program before the application opens up, there is still a lot you can do to get prepared!

    • Consider scheduling an appointment with our Academic Advisor, Lorraine Lara ((541) 917-4923)
    • Plan ahead and sign up for the required prerequisites (WR 95, CS 120).
    • Complete an online Information Session.
    • If you have taken the prerequisites before, have your official transcripts sent to Linn-Benton Community College's Admissions Office for consideration.
    • If you think you are eligible for a Financial Aid award, file for FAFSA for the applicable year.
    • Just want to ask some questions? Call our Program Assistant at (541) 918-8907!

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    Winter Term Application:

    Application opens

    October 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

    Residency Priority ends

    October 18, 2019, at midnight

    Admissions notices sent

    Week of November 4, 2019

    Program Orientation

    January 3, 2020

    Program start

    January 13, 2020

    Post-Admission Requirements

    After you have received a letter of admission from the program, you will be required to complete a list of post-admission requirements due by the time of Program Orientation:

    • Criminal background check
    • Record release form
    • Program deposit
    • Required immunizations
    • Drug Test

    Questions?

    Contact our Program Assistant: (541) 918-8907

Phlebotomy Facilities