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Phlebotomy Technician

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Non-Credit Career Pathway Course

Phlebotomy is the “art of drawing blood”. This course consists of a knowledge component to include: anatomy of hand, arm, foot, and blood vessels; blood composition, specimen types, and coagulation factors. The motor skills component will include instruction in manual phlebotomy techniques and drawing and handling specimens. The attitude component discusses the public relations aspect of the job and job application. Each student is expected to be a “patient” on a weekly basis, as well as a phlebotomist. In addition to online theory and hands on lab, this course also includes a 100-hour clinical externship.
 
Upon successful completion of the course and clinical experience, students will receive a Bismarck State College certificate of completion and students will be prepared for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Exam. 
 
Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for prior learning credit.
 
Class size is limited and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No seats will be held without payment in full.
 
Course Outcomes: Students will understand relative anatomy and physiology, blood composition, specimen types and coagulation factors. Students will perform basic procedures of manual phlebotomy techniques, drawing and handling specimens.  
 
Course Commitment: Attendance is mandatory. Students must complete 40 hours of theory instruction: 20 hours self-paced, online of anatomy physiology and lab operations AND 20 hours of face-to-face lab practice. Next, students must complete 100 hours of clinical training at a clinical site (to be determined by the instructor) AND 100 unassisted successful blood collections. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the ASCP National Exam.
 
Clinical Requirement: Students must pass a background check, drug test, and submit a current immunization record directly to CastleBranch. The fee paid directly to Castlebranch is $153.00. This is a clinical prerequisite. Acceptable results must be received before the first day of clinical. Required immunizations include: MMR, Varicella, TB, and Seasonal Flu.

Before registering and paying for the course students must understand passing the background check and drug test is required as is submitting the required immunization records.Students who begin the course and fail to meet any of the clinical requirements will not be eligible for a refund of the course fee. Students who have a prior record resulting in a hit on the background check must contact BSC Continuing Education at bsc.training@bismarckstate.edu or (701) 224-5600 prior to registering.

Textbook and Dress Code: Textbooks are required for the first day of class and are NOT included in the tuition. Textbooks can be purchased at the BSC Bookstore. Book: BOC Phlebotomy Study Guide, ISBN-13: 978-0891896654.

Appropriate dress for a laboratory setting is mandatory. No shorts or skirts are allowed unless hose is worn. No open toed shoes. Socks or hose must be worn. Lab coats will be provided.

Course Investment:
Course fee payable to BSC upon registration, $650
Book fee payable to the BSC Bookstore, $100.15
CastleBranch fee payable to CastleBranch for background check, drug test, and immunization tracking, $153
ASCP National Exam fee payable to the testing vendor, $135 (optional)
*Students who begin the course and fail to meet any of the clinical requirements will not be eligible for a refund of the course fee.
 
Refund Policy: To be eligible for a refund of the course fee, students must request the refund at least 3 business days prior to the start of the course. A $25.00 processing fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. No refunds will be issued after this time.
  
Registration Requirements:
  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Register online or in-person. Payment must be remitted at the time of registration.
  3. Registration closes three business days prior to the course start date.
  4. Once registered, students will receive an email to the address provided during registration outlining the steps necessary to complete the clinical prerequisites, obtaining log in information for the online theory, and other important details.

Class Details

37 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Sat.  
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  To Be Announced
  BSC Donna S. Thigpen Center for Health Sciences.

Instructor : Mari Volk 

 

Notice

Please read:  Students must pass a background check, drug test, and submit a current immunization record directly to CastleBranch. This is a clinical prerequisite. Acceptable results must be received before the first day of clinical. Students who begin the course and fail to meet any of the clinical requirements will not be eligible for a refund.

Appropriate dress for a laboratory setting is mandatory. No shorts or skirts are allowed unless hose is worn. No open toed shoes. Socks or hose must be worn. Lab coats will be provided.

Fee: 

$650.00


Registration Closes On
Monday, November 23, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/30/2020 - 12/18/2020 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Mari Volk 
12/5/2020 - 12/19/2020 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Bismarck, BSC Donna S. Thigpen Center for Health Sciences  Map, Room: 155 Mari Volk 
1/4/2021 - 1/22/2021 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bismarck, To Be Announced  Map Mari Volk