The Phlebotomy two-course sequence of classes focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a member of a laboratory healthcare team in a variety of settings.
In order for students to successfully complete the Phlebotomy course work, they must achieve a 78 percent average or higher on the testing and lab skills during the Phlebotomy 100 lecture (44 hours and 4 credits) in order to continue into the second course Phlebotomy 1001. The Phlebotomy 1001 lab and clinical (120 hours and 5 credits) hours are arranged by the instructor. Attendance to all classes is required. Students that successfully complete both courses will receive a Certificate of Completion from CBC with academic credit and comment on their transcript.
The Phlebotomy Fall and the Winter-Spring course applications are available in the "Getting Started in the Program" link on the right side of this page. Continue to monitor these links on the blue box for a updated applications. Please note the due dates.
Licensing and Certification
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has adopted new codes for healthcare licensing.
Effective July 1, 2013, a new category of Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist requires fees of $115.00 to be included with your DOH application to license (www.doh.wa.gov).
This course work may qualify the student to test with American Society of Clinical Pathologists
(ASCP.org) as a Phlebotomy Technician. American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) provides membership and pathways to qualify for National Certification. This licensing examination is not mandatory nor are the costs included in student tuition or registration. This is an additional expense to the student.
Phlebotomists work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, blood banks, doctor offices, or outpatient laboratories. Students are required to collect blood and other specimen types from patients for analysis or other medical purposes. Students will become proficient in the various blood collection methods using supplies such as tourniquets, needles, syringes, multi-sample systems, and correctly handling and packaging of sharps containers. Students are required to follow all policies and procedures set forth by clinical agencies laboratory standards as well as the College policies and protocol. Attendance of all classes is mandatory.
Students must establish a working knowledge of patient identification practices and HIPPA requirements. Phlebotomists understand and navigate computer programs as related to their position. Students will exhibit the highest standard of professionalism when it come to interacting with patients and every healthcare worker while in lecture, lab, and clinical hours.
Students work with patients of various age spans and must be able to relate and alleviate fear of any procedure. The following is a brief list of some functions students are expected to perform while in the phlebotomy lecture, lab, or clinical setting:
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