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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Phlebotomy


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Phlebotomy

NON-CREDIT PROGRAM

This non-credit healthcare program prepares applicants to sit for certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry.  Upon successful completion of the program and the exam, the graduate is eligible for employment opportunities with various healthcare agencies, i.e., hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, community clinics. As a phlebotomist, the individual is successfully prepared to draw blood and other speci­mens for laboratory analysis.

Course Description: This intensive 140-hour course of study is designed to prepare students for immediate employment as phlebotomists in the hospital or clinical setting. The phlebotomist's primary function is to assist the healthcare team in the accurate, safe, and reliable collection and transportation of specimens for clinical laboratory testing. Classes meet on campus (40 hours) with variable clinical experiences at local hospitals or clinics. Students will complete a minimum of 40 hours of theory, 100 hours of clinical training and orientation in an accredited laboratory, and 100 successful unaided blood collections including venipuncture and skin punctures.

This course meets the eligibility requirements for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry in Phlebotomy Technician (PBT-ASCP). Students that complete this course can apply for certification through the ASCP Board of Registry to become certified as a PBT-ASCP. Cost: $550 paid at any MGCCC Business Office – Testing fees for the ASCP certification are NOT included in course fee. (The MGCCC Non-Credit Refund Policy is on the Registration form).

Steps for admission into the program are listed below:

I.  Phlebotomy Application Process:

a)  Complete the Non-Credit Registration form listing Phlebotomy as the course name and include a listed course date of interest (can be found on the MGCCC Program of Study/Healthcare Programs webpage or campus location).

b)  Obtain a copy of your high school or GED transcript

Note: Students must be able to show proof of a high school diploma or GED by submitting the transcript. Exception: current High School students in the Spring Semester of the senior year may be admitted at the recommendation of the local high school that the student is on the final path to graduation and has taken background courses to prepare the student for the rigorous demands of the Phlebotomy curriculum..

c)  Upon receipt of the Non-credit registration form and high school or GED transcript, you will be notified by email to take the online ACT Career Ready 101 Practice exam. An ACT score of 18 or greater can be accepted in lieu of the ACT Career Ready 101.

Note: You will be provided with a username and password to log on to the practice test. You must score a 3 or higher on each section (Applied Math, Locating Information and Reading for Information) to be eligible to take the Proctored ACT Career Ready exam.

d)  After scoring 3 on each section, email the Nursing Skills Lab, Simulation and Continuing Education Manager.

Note: You will be contacted via email with information on scheduling to take the Proctored ACT Career Ready 101 Exam at an MGCCC Assessment Center. Please include a valid email address on Non-Credit Registration form.

e)  Following registration and successfully passing the proctored CRC exam with a score of 3 in each section, the student will be enrolled into the continuing education course.  Enrollment will be conditional based on a first come first serve following submission of the:  
                                       

  • Non-credit Registration form                               
  • High school or GED transcript                              
  • ACT Career Ready 101 practice transcript with at least a score of 3 in each section                                
  • ACT Career Ready 101 proctored score with at least a score of 3 in each section                                        
  • An ACT score of 18 or greater can be substituted for the ACT Career Ready Practice and Proctored scores.                                           
  • Full course payment ($550) which is made at the MGCCC campus business office                              
  • Criminal Background Check – DUE on FIRST day of class. All students accepted into a MGCCC Phlebotomy course must obtain a criminal background check from a MGCCC Campus Police Office. The $65 criminal background check payment is not included in the Phlebotomy program cost.  The payment is made at the campus business office with the receipt presented at the Campus Police Office in order for testing to take place. 

Campus Police Office contact numbers are:   
                                                     
Jackson County Campus – (228) 497-7690                  
Perkinston Campus – (601) 928-6327                         
Jefferson Davis Campus – (228) 896-2516                  
George County Center – (601) 766-6447                      

Note: Disqualifying background check results must be reviewed by the Health Sciences Administrative Team to determine the student's continuous enrollment and final acceptance into the program.  Administrative approval will be based upon "MS Code 43-11-13" related to clinical attendance. If not approved, the student forfeit's the course fee and the right to continue in the course.The Nursing Skills Lab, Simulation and Continuing Education Manager will review your documents and contact you via email with information on completing the proctored CRC exam (a valid personal email address must be made available on the registration form).

Note: Students are accepted conditional until all required pre-clinical documents are received and approved prior to clinical/lab attendance.

II.  Pre-clinical Requirements
Following the conditional acceptance into the program and on the first class day, the Instructor will inform the student on the steps required to obtain the mandatory pre-clinical requirements. All pre-clinical requirements and/or purchase receipts must be provided to the Instructor on the second day of class.  The requirements are:

a)  MGCCC Student I.D. – All students accepted into a MGCCC Phlebotomy course must obtain a student I.D. from a MGCCC Campus Police Office.  The initial I.D. is free of charge, however, if it is a replacement I.D., the cost is $10 which can be paid in the business office at each location.

Note: Disqualifying background check results must be reviewed by the Health Sciences Administrative Team to determine the student's continuous enrollment and final acceptance into the program.  Administrative approval will be based upon "MS Code 43-11-13" related to clinical attendance. If not approved, the student forfeit's the course fee and the right to continue in the course.

b)  PPD Tuberculin Test – All students accepted into a MGCCC Phlebotomy course must obtain the PPD (Skin) Tuberculin Test or submit a result dated within the last six months of course start.  If the test result is positive, a current chest s-ray result must be performed and results submitted for review.  The payment amount (approximately $20 at the local health department) is not included in the Phlebotomy program cost.

Note: Positive skin test results must be reviewed by the Nursing and Health Sciences Administrative Team to determine the student's continuous enrollment and final acceptance into the program.  Administrative approval will be based upon clinical affiliation agreements. If not approved, the student forfeit's the course fee and the right to continue in the course.

c)  Hepatitis Record or Waiver Form - All students accepted into a MGCCC Phlebotomy course must submit a copy of the three (3) series hepatitis immunization record or a signed copy of a Hepatitis Waiver statement provided by the Instructor on the first day of class.

d)  Substance Testing – All students accepted into a MGCCC Phlebotomy course must obtain a substance test from a MGCCC Medical Analysis Clinic. The $25 testing fee is not included in the Phlebotomy program cost.  The payment is made at the Medical Analysis office with the receipt presented to the Phlebotomy Instructor on the 2nd class day.  MGCCC Medical Analysis contact information is listed below:

MGCCC Jefferson Davis "JD" Campus
Eula Switzer Nursing & Allied Health Building
228-897-3910
Open Monday & Thursday 8-5, closed 12-1 for lunch. Last appointment at 4:30.

MGCCC Perkinston "Perk" Campus
Mellinger Student Center
601-528-8487
Open Monday & Thursday 8-5, closed 12-1 for lunch. Last appointment at 4:30.

MGCCC Jackson County "JC" Campus
Campus Police/Proctoring Center Building
228-497-7785
Open Tuesday & Friday 8-5, closed 12-1 for lunch. Last appointment at 4:30.

MGCCC George County "GC" Campus
Multipurpose Building
601-766-6431
Open Wednesday 8-5 closed, 12-1 for lunch. Last appointment at 4:30.

Note: All students are required to sign a medical record release so results can be reported to the Dean, Health Sciences. Drug screen results can take as long as 24-72 hours. If the drug screen result comes back "non-negative" from the lab the MRO will contact the donor to review the findings.

e)  Lab Release of Liability Form - All students accepted into a MGCCC Phlebotomy course must sign and submit a copy of the Lab Release of Liability Form provided by the Instructor on the first day of class.

III.  Additional Requirements:

  • Uniform - grey scrub suit, and plain non-slip closed toe shoes must be purchased
  • Textbooks – Distributed by Instructor. (Course includes a 2 year CPR certification card

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