Phlebotomy

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Forest Park

This course provides classroom, lab instruction and clinical experience to prepare for entry-level employment as a phlebotomist.

Program Coordinator

Robin Davidson

Phone

314-539-5785

AHCE:785 F01 | TuTh 4-7 p.m. | Joann Devine | Sept. 18-Nov. 13 | FP - B, 417
NOTE: No class 10/16.

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

The 100 hours of clinical experience is in addition to the scheduled 48 hours of class time. Only day shift hours are available for clinical experience; no weekend hours. Time off from work may be required to complete clinical. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training.

Expenses

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

Need-based funding may be available to eligible individuals through WIOA and SkillUp. Please inquire.

Prerequisites

  • Student must be 18 years of age (proof of age required)
  • 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. TABE Test/Retest fee is $11.
  • Family Care Safety Registry-Worker registration letter. Only original letter will be accepted. Letter cannot be older than six months. Register online at www.dhss.mo.gov to obtain letter. Registry fee: $13 +processing fee.

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. Students should contact Program Coordinator Robin Davidson at rdavidson57@stlcc.edu or 314-539-5785 or an academic advisor for further details.

How to Register

Registration for this class is in person only. 

  • Complete a registration form and bring it with you to the Forest Park campus, Student Center 125
  • Bring all prerequisites required (see above) at time of registration
  • Payment is due at the time of registration

Withdrawals and Refunds

Requests for withdrawal must be submitted in writing at the Forest Park campus, Student Center 125. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 9/11. No refunds after that date.

Information subject to change.

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