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Classes Offered:

Phlebotomy Program Director


Beth St. Germain, BS, PBT, (ASCP)

 

Phlebotomy Instructor


Beth St. Germain BS, PBT,  (ASCP)

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to perform all procedures of an entry-level Phlebotomist.  The student will gain knowledge of venipuncture and dermal puncture of adults, children, infants and geriatric patients.  The student will also learn about specimen handling, safety, in addition to ethical and professional behavior.  The course consists of 64 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 120 hours of clinical experience at a local full-service hospital laboratory.  During the clinical rotation the student will be required to complete a minimum of 100 successful venipunctures and 25 successful dermal punctures, depending on hospital policies.  CPR training will be provided for a additional $50.00 fee.  In addition the student will have an opportunity to become TB certified (to give and read TB tests) at some point during their clinical training for an additional fee of $50.

Participant Eligibility:

To participate in the Phlebotomy Technician program offered by In Training College, the student must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. It is recommended that the student has taken a Medical Terminology class, but it is not required. Prior to the clinical rotation the student will be required to have a 2-step TB test (within last 12 months) and a physical exam as well as a limited criminal background check. (TB tests and physical exam fees are NOT included in the course fee). Students will also be required to have an alcohol and drug screen within last 12 months, and supply complete immunization records such as Hepatitis B, MMR, varicella,annual flu vaccine or titers (within last 10 years).  The student must also have health insurance coverage for their clinical training and be certified in CPR for Healthcare professional. 

A candidate for the Phlebotomy certificate program is expected to have the following attributes:

1. Cognitive Learning Skills

2. Visual Obervation

3. Communication Skills

4. Motor function

5. Behavioral and Social Attributes

Details of the Essential functions can be mailed or picked up by a student.                                                                

In accordance with the organization's mission and vision statement:

 The Mission and Vision Statement of the Phlebotomy Program is:

To provide students with the knowledge and basic skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in a healthcare facilities that use phelbotomist, and to provide personal enrichment pride to the students and meet the needs of local healthcare facililies for a qualified pool of of potential employees.

Program Location:

The classroom portion of the program will take place at In Training College in Lowell, Indiana. The clinical location will be offered in one of our contracted local area hospitals to be scheduled by the Program Director.

The clinical sites available are as follows:

Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital, Crown Point and Michigan City, IN

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital, Central and East Lafayette, IN

Franciscan St. Margaret Hospital, Dyer and Hammond, IN

Methodist Hospital, Gary and Merrillville, IN

Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso, IN

Community Hospital, Munster, IN

Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka, IL

Program Days and Times:

The classroom portion will meet on Monday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or on Wednesday days from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for 17 weeks.  The clinical sessions will be Mondays - Fridays for three consecutive weeks, some early morning hours will be required.  There will be one Saturday for the students to bring in friends and family members to practice venipuncture and dermal puncture procedures.

Enrollment:

  1. Call IN Training College to make an appointment. (Class size is limited)
  2. Course fees include tuition, books, supplies, the required liability insurance.

Completion:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be eligible to take the national certification exams given by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). (Certification fees is the responsibilty of the student).