The profession of phlebotomy is taught through didactic, student laboratory, and clinical experiences. The student will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance. Students will be taught specimen handling, processing and accessioning. Students will learn the theory and principles of CLIA waived laboratory tests and perform the tests in the student laboratory.
Phlebotomists play a vital role in the lives of all patients and are a critical member of the health care team. The accurate collection of specimens, is the foundation on which clinicians monitor a patient’s health status.
Employment of phlebotomists is projected to increase by 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technicians work in settings such as hospitals, and diagnostic medical laboratories. Starting hourly wage is $11 to $13.
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Do I QUALIFY?
Students must be at least 18 years of age, have their high school diploma or equivalent (GED) as well as a Social Security card (no exceptions). If new to GTCC and you received your high school diploma in another country, it must be approved prior to registering for this course. Please make an appointment with Ashley Mackey-Whitworth by calling 336-334-4822 ext. 50076 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience in the health care field is recommended but not required.
What does this COURSE COST?
The registration fee for this course is $204.50. Financial Aid is not available for the class as it is a non-credit certificate course.
The required book is $94.63 with tax and must be purchased from the Jamestown Campus Bookstore prior to class (note: this book will not be sold at other GTCC Campus bookstore locations).
What SPECIAL POLICIES do I need to know?
The attendance policy is very strict. You may be dismissed from the program if you are absent more than once or tardy greater than 3 times during the Theory and Clinical portions of the class. You will be dismissed if you are more than five minutes late or absent during clinical.
You will be given one multiple-choice question final exam. You must score an 80% on the final in order to receive your certificate.
You must be able to accept constructive criticism, control your temper and follow directions carefully.
Disrespectful, interruptive, disruptive, impatient behavior toward the instructors, fellow students, staff or clinical staff will not be tolerated at any time.
You may be dismissed if the Instructor suspects you are a safety risk in clinical.
You may be dismissed if you are caught cheating, suspected of alcohol or drug use on campus or before class.
If you are dismissed from a class for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund.
The GTCC Health Careers Continuing Education Division will admit and allow students to progress and participate in a clinical experience only if eligibility requirements are met and demonstrated. Eligibility requirements MAY include, but are not limited to, an acceptable criminal background check, acceptable Office of the Inspector General (OIG) review, and negative drug screen from an approved National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) approved laboratory.
Clinical start times will vary based on the clinical site and may start as early as 6:00 am as most blood drawing is ordered for the early morning. Students MUST be flexible (no exceptions)!
What STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES are available to me?
Disability Services– The NA 1 Departmental Staff want all students to be successful. If you have any special needs, please contact the Disability Services department prior to starting your class so that arrangements can be made for the first day. Please call 334-4822 ext. 50113.
Learning Resource Centers– As a student in the NA 1 training program, you have access to the Learning Resource Centers on all 3 campus locations.
Veterans’ Center– If you think you are eligible for VA/Military Education Benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL1 or 888-442-4551. Eligibility is ultimately determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, not GTCC. For additional information, you can contact Flora Taylor at 334-4822 ext. 50521.
Veterans and active duty military personnel with special circumstances are welcome and encouraged to communicate these to your Instructor or any member of the NA Training Program Administration. Thank you for your service to our country.
Criminal Background Check/Drug Screen
Health facilities that serve as student rotation sites have enacted requirements that ensure that students and faculty who enter their facilities meet the same qualifications as any potential hires. GTCC requires Criminal Background Checks (CBC), Office of the Inspector General Reviews (OIG), and Drug Testing of students in such curriculum programs as have clinical or internship placements at health facilities where these screenings are required. Accordingly, completion of the CBC, OIG Review, and submission of a negative Twelve Panel Urine Drug Screen report from a National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) approved laboratory is required by GTCC prior to the first assignment/student experience at any requiring health facility partner.
Once accepted to a program of study, the student will receive written instructions that define the screenings and detail how to complete the above requirements.
The process will be carried out with a company selected by the college after review for the most cost effective customer service.
Results are verified and sent directly by the company to the contact person at the clinical facility for review no less than 10 days prior to the scheduled arrival of the student.
The clinical facility will notify the program department chair of the student(s) with any findings that would preclude the assignment of the student in their setting.
The department chair will confirm the manner of the review with the facility to ensure that no error was made. The department chair will at no time be privy to the actual summary of results for the CBC, OIG Review, or Drug Screen.
If a criminal charge or conviction occurs while the student is enrolled and is assigned to requiring agency, the student will be immediately removed from the placement until a review is conducted. The final decision will rest with the clinical agency as to any possibility of reinstatement at the site.
Should a student be barred from completing clinical assignments with partnering agencies, GTCC will not be able to ensure the completion of program requirements and graduation competencies.
Inability of a student to complete program requirements and graduation competencies will result in suspension from the Health program.
Any student suspended from a Health Program can avail themselves of the standard GTCC processes for appeal, grievance, and/or readmission.
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