As part of the initiative to best serve our students and our community, Fundamentals of Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomy (PHB120) is offered at the Hopkinsville campus each fall and spring semester. Students successfully completing all course requirements are locally certified in Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker, and are eligible to sit for national certification. The 6 credit hour course can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as part of the Health Science Technology program, and financial aid may be available.
Students will be effectively trained and adequately equipped with the fundamental skills needed to work as a phlebotomist. The course provides quality education and includes topic such as medical ethics, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, communication, record keeping, specimen collection, chain of custody, laboratory safety, and quality control.
Documentation of the following must be submitted to instructor by the end of the first week:
- Varicella immunization or titer - within past 10 years
- Hepatitis B series or titer - within past 10 years or must sign a declination form
- Negative 2-step TB skin test (requires 2 separate placements with readings) - within past 1 year
- Rubeola and rubella immunizations or titer (MMR) - within past 10 years
- Tetanus immunization - within past 10 years
- Liability insurance ($11 fee assessed at time of registration)
- Current Influenza Vaccination
- Background Check and Drug Screen $35-60 - Certain items on the background check and drug screen may affect the ability to attend clinical and to complete the course. (Please contact the Allied Health Department for further information.)
This course has a strict classroom and clinical attendance policy.
In addition to the regular in-person meeting time, students must complete approximately 100-125 clinical hours OUTSIDE of class at a facility with whom HCC has a contractual agreement. The course instructor will work with students to schedule these clinical hours, and will only consider academic course schedules when assigning clinical time.
There will be activities and meetings held outside the classroom and possibly at times other than scheduled class times. These activities are mandatory and students must attend.