Phlebotomy


For more information contact:
Mari Volk • Jack Science Center 220 • 701-224-5669 or 701-323-5482
Mari.Volk@bismarckstate.edu
or
Cathy Janikowski • Jack Science Center 220 • 701-224-2485
Catherine.Janikowski@bismarckstate.edu
             
Please Note: Spring 2016 was the last semester this Certificate option was available. 
Description
Phlebotomy is the skill of drawing blood for diagnostic purposes. BSC’s courses provide students with training that keeps pace with the rapidly changing health care environment. The goal of the recommended curriculum is to train students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level proficiency in all areas of Phlebotomy.

Preparation

Successful students are those who are highly disciplined, self-motivated, self-reliant and capable of working independently. A background in biology is recommended.

Career Opportunities

Phlebotomists are in high demand in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and blood donor collection and processing facilities across the nation.

The scope of phlebotomy has expanded and the tasks of phlebotomists today go beyond drawing blood. They are required to interpret physicians’ orders, use computers to enter patient demographics and send reports, process specimens, and perform point-of-care test procedures in some facilities. Following one year of appropriate full time (minimum of 35 hours/week) work experience in an accredited laboratory, phlebotomists may be eligible to sit for a national board certification examination.

Recommended Courses
MLS 103 Phlebotomy (3 credits)
BOTE 171 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers (3 credits)
MLS 100 Human Structure and Function (4 credits) or 
BIOL 220 & 220L Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (4 credits)