The next class starts September 2, 2021. Registration is open and this class will fill quickly.
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PHLEBOTOMY | FALL 2021
Instructors: Kim E.S. Jenack, CPT, NPA/ASCP, Sahana Kedlaya, CPT, and Maria Cafro, CPT, NPA/ASCP.
The phlebotomist collects blood samples for a variety of reasons, including medical testing, blood transfusion and blood donation. Blood is collected primarily through venipuncture, though other methods may be used including finger-stick, heel-stick or butterfly needles.
According to the CT Department of Labor , the 2019 average hourly wage for phlebotomists is $19.51 per hour. Most phlebotomists are hired to work at hospitals, laboratories, ambulatory care settings, physician offices and employment services.
Students must be at least 18 years of age by the start date of class and must have a high school diploma or GED.
Important Items to Complete After Registering
After registering for the course, students will be mailed an information packet with many time-sensitive items to complete. Students must complete a medical form, and a drug screening and criminal background check (an approximate $72 fee through MCC provider, Castle Branch). Complete these ASAP as results of the screenings may take up to two weeks to receive.
Students who fail either the drug screening or criminal background check can not participate in the course. Any criminal record or drug result may result in disqualification from the course. Course refunds will NOT be granted due to failure of either the criminal background check or drug screening, unless a written refund request is received to CEinfo@manchestercc.edu by the Allied Health refund deadline.
Please note: The completed medical form is required by the second week of class and must show evidence that the student is immunized and will not be putting patients at risk. Students can download the medical form. It will also be mailed out to students in the above mentioned information packet after registering for the course.
The Phlebotomy certification program is designed to prepare students with the entry-level skills needed to work as a phlebotomist. This course combines classroom lecture with hands-on practice, including an off-site clinical rotation at an Eastern Connecticut Health Network facility in the Manchester area. Students will begin the hands-on training in class and will progress onto the clinical rotation. Topics include basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, arterial puncture procedures, blood collection equipment, laboratory procedures, quality assurance, universal precautions and infection control, specimen handling, collection procedures, and complications with an emphasis on pediatrics and the elderly.
Successful course completion requires a minimum grade of 70, a minimum 100 clinical hours and 100 successful, unaided blood draws. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification exam.
This course meets twice a week for 14 weeks, for a total of 25 classroom sessions (Tuesday and Thursday evenings). Additionally, mandatory clinical rotation will be assigned, weekdays 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHN facilities in the area.
Typical Course Fee and Supplies
Course Fee: $1,500
Textbook: $75 available at the MCC Bookstore and white lab coat for clinicals, $20
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Certification Exam Fee: $135 (not included in the course fee).
Drops and Refunds
Payment in full at time of registration. Non-credit courses do not qualify for financial aid or payment plans. Students will not be dropped for non-payment. If a student registers for the course but does not pay, they will be billed regardless of whether they attend. Please see the Non-credit Registration page for the refund policy.
Director of Non-Credit Programs
Continuing Education Division
For more information, see the “Allied Health” section of the latest non-credit catalog.