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Department: Health Occupations
St. Charles Community College Health Occupations Program offers a phlebotomy course for students interested in entry-level positions as phlebotomists. Students receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Dates: Check back in June for Fall 2021 dates!
- Online Class:
- Mandatory On-Campus Lab Days:
- Clinical Internship: individual schedules will be coordinated with instructor
Book: "Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual," 4th Edition (ISBN-13 9780323279406)
This course prepares students for entry-level positions as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinical labs and physician offices. With practical experience obtained at a clinical partner facility, students learn to draw blood using various techniques in micro-collection and gain experience in specimen collection, transport, reporting and recording of patient data. There are 120 clinical hours required in addition to the online coursework and mandatory lab days.
NOTE: While the college does not offer the national certification exam on campus, our curriculum prepares anyone to sit for the exam.
Classroom Instruction, Mandatory Lab, & Clinical Internship
The classroom instruction for this course will include online work (done at home on your personal computer) and mandatory on-campus lab days (see dates above). Students will be required to complete weekly coursework and assignments via Canvas (St. Charles Community College's instructional website) and be present and participate in labs held at the Nursing & Allied Health Center.
The 120 clinical hours provide students the means to accomplish the required
Prior to beginning their clinical hours, students will be required to complete and pass a urine drug screening (done at a facility designated by SCC) and provide the additional required immunizations and paperwork.
Typically clinical schedules are full shifts (6-8 hours) between 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Some limited evening and weekend schedules are available, but all clinical rotations will require weekday hours (Mon.-Fri.). Hours will be coordinated by
Complete before registration:
- College Application: all students must apply to St. Charles Community College prior to registering for class. Please complete and submit the application here: https://www.stchas.edu/admissions/apply
Provide the following at time of registration (bring copies with you for in-person registration or send as attachments for email registrations):
- Registration Form (you can download the form here if you would like to register via email).
- Acceptable background screening results from the Family Care Safety Registry (https://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/)
- Copy of results from 2-step TB Test
- Copy of MMR vaccine documentation
Registration can be done:
- In-person (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) - office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Through email (email@example.com)
Tuition will be due within one business day of your registration being processed. Individualized information will be communicated during the enrollment process.
This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
In the state of Missouri, phlebotomists earn a mean average of $31,630 per year.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
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