Phlebotomy (NRS 125)

Class Dates: Sept. 8-Dec. 18

  • Online Class: Sept. 8-Dec. 2
  • On-Campus Lab Days: Sept. 9; Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m.
  • Clinical Internship: Nov. 9-Dec. 16 (hours will vary, see below for additional information)

Registration Deadline: Aug. 28

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

Book: "Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual," 4th Edition (ISBN 9780323279406)

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.

Registration Requirements

Please bring the following items when you come in to register (click the links below for more information)–

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 Oct. 26, upon instructor approval. Students will be required to complete 24-32 daytime hours per week (typically hours scheduled between 6 a.m.-6 p.m.), full shifts (6-8 hours), NO EXCEPTIONS. All clinical rotations will include and require weekday hours (Mon.-Fri.). Some rotations MAY include weekend shifts, depending on the facility. 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 24-32 daytime hours per week (typically sometime between 6 a.m.-6 p.m.) at the clinical site to complete this requirement. Students will work full shifts (6-8 hours per day). There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this schedule. All clinical rotations will include and require weekday hours (Mon.-Fri.). Some rotations MAY include weekend shifts, depending on the facility.

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