Phlebotomy (NRS 125)

Class Dates – Jan. 12-April 15

  • Online Class – Jan. 12-April 1
  • On-Campus Lab Days – Jan. 14; Feb. 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 6-9 p.m.
  • Clinical Internship – March 9-April 15 (hours will vary, see below for additional information)

Tuition – $560 (class), $210 (clinical internship)

Registration Deadline – Dec. 19

Book – "Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual," 3rd Edition

This course prepares students for entry-level positions as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinical labs and physician offices. With practical experience obtained at a clinical partner facility, students learn to draw blood using various techniques in micro-collection and gain experience in specimen collection, transport, reporting and recording of patient data. There are 120 clinical hours required in addition to the online coursework and mandatory lab days.

St. Charles Community College does not offer a Phlebotomy certification exam. Students interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) can search out additional information online.

Classroom Instruction/Mandatory Lab

The classroom instruction for this course will include online work (done at home on your personal computer) and mandatory on-campus lab days (see dates above). Students will be required to complete weekly coursework and assignments via Canvas (St. Charles Community College's instructional website) and be present and participate in labs held at the Nursing & Allied Health Center.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to provide documentation of a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must provide results from an acceptable background screening from the Family Care Safety Registry (dated within the last 90 days). Visit the Family Care Safety Registry website to register online.
  • Be free from tuberculosis and provide documentation of a negative 2-step TB test or "result of findings" from a chest x-ray (dated within the last 12 months). See the PDF for more information on this requirement.
  • Be able to provide documentation of a seasonal flu shot (received in Fall 2014)
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.

Registration Requirements

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • COPY of high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • COPY of results from an acceptable background screening from the Family Care Safety Registry (dated within the last 90 days). Visit the Family Care Safety Registry website to register online.
  • COPY of both steps of your negative 2-step TB test or "result of findings" from a chest x-ray (dated within the last 12 months). See the PDF for more information on this requirement.
  • COPY of documentation of your seasonal flu shot (received in Fall 2014).
  • Tuition.

Registration is done in person at the Nursing & Allied Health Center (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Clinical

Clinical registrations will be processed during the week of Feb. 23, upon instructor approval. Students will be required to complete 24-30 daytime hours per week (Mon.-Fri. between 7 a.m.-5 p.m.), full shifts (6-8 hours, depending on facility), NO EXCEPTIONS. Hours will be coordinated by instructor.

The 120 clinical hours provide students the means to accomplish the required venipuncture's in order to complete the Phlebotomy program at SCC and seek out certification (if desired).

The clinical hours are started upon instructor approval and students will work with the instructor to schedule these hours at one of our clinical partner facilities. Once students begin these clinical hours, they can expect to put in between 24-30 daytime hours per week (Mon.-Fri. between 7 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the clinical site to complete this requirement. Students will work full shifts (6-8 hours per day, depending on the facility). There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this schedule.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Has previously met all eligibility and registration requirements of the classroom instruction.
  • Has completed the appropriate amount of classroom and lab work to be eligible to begin the clinical work (instructor will work with student to determine appropriate time frame).
  • Complete and pass a urine drug screening at a designated facility (paperwork provided during registration).

Registration Requirements

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Tuition.

Registration is done in person at the Nursing & Allied Health Center (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson
636-922-8295
kthompson@stchas.edu