Laboratory Phlebotomy courses are designed to train individuals to properly collect and handle blood specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health care personnel, patients, and the general public. Phlebotomists are an important part of the laboratory team and are often the only part of the laboratory staff to see the patient. The courses are designed to prepare individuals to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) certification exam.
Applicants must possess a GED or high school diploma and complete all general application requirements for the College. Unconditional admission to the College is required and original transcripts from all colleges attended must be in the Office of Student Services.
1. Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered. Students who are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should withdraw from that class before poor attendance interferes with the student’s ability to achieve the objectives required in the course. Attendance is considered mandatory for successful completion of the phlebotomy course. Phlebotomy students that exceed 2 absences in either class and/or clinical may receive a grade of “F” for the course.
2. Faculty reserves the right to require, at any time, proof of a student’s physical, mental, and/or emotional health. The faculty may require students to receive, at the student’s expense, counseling and/or medical treatment in order to continue in the program. If treatment is required, the student must provide documentation from the attending physician/primary healthcare provider of the student’s ability to perform skills effectively.
3. A student who is hospitalized/treated for any existing health problem which may physically or emotionally impair their ability to provide safe and competent client care, must submit a statement from the physician/primary healthcare provider indicating ability to continue in clinicals and/or the program.
4. Prior to beginning clinical experiences all of the following items must be verified by the Director of Health Science or designee. Clinical documents must be uploaded into Corporate Screening ImmunTrax portal (fees for clinical compliance documents must be paid by the student) and include:
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider (CPR) card
- Physical examination form and Essential Functions form signed by a health care provider (DO/physician assistant/or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)
- 2-step TB Skin test or QuantiFERON TB Gold blood test OR T-SPOT blood test
- Documented evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination (series of 3) OR titer indicating evidence of immunity
- Documented MMR immunization vaccinations (series of 2) OR titer indicating evidence of immunity
- Documented evidence of 2 Varicella vaccinations OR titer indicating evidence of immunity
- Verification of Health Insurance coverage and maintain this health insurance coverage throughout the program of study
5. Students must comply with any additional health requirements of clinical agencies. The College strongly encourages all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but it is not mandatory for attendance. However, third-party health sciences affiliates who partner with the College (i.e., hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers) may require students presenting inside their facilities to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination in order to participate in the clinical portion of the College’s health science curriculum.
The College has no control over policies mandated by these clinical affiliates. The College is not requiring vaccination or proof of vaccination, but its third-party clinical affiliates might. The College wants to notify you that if you are unable to adhere to policies mandated by clinical partners, you may be unable to successfully complete courses which require clinicals.
6. A background check will be required prior to enrollment in the program. The cost of the background check will be the responsibility of the student. Issues pertaining to a student’s positive background check may result in the student being denied admission to the Phlebotomy program.
7.Upon completion of the course of study, students will be eligible but not required to take the ASPT certification exam.
8. Tuition is not covered by Federal Pell Grant, but may be covered by the G.I. Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation or a GED tuition waiver.
9. Bevill State must certify to clinical agencies where students practice that each student has a negative drug screen. Fees for all drug screen testing must be paid by the student.