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Coleman Hall 303
1140 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5119
Medical Laboratory Technology
Gary, IN 46408-1197
An educational program in phlebotomy technology is located on the campus of Indiana University Northwest at Gary.
Description of the Profession The phlebotomy technician is an integral member of the clinical laboratory team. The phlebotomy technician collects blood samples from patients for laboratory tests requested by the physician. Phlebotomy technicians must be accurate, responsible, and skilled. Practice settings include hospitals, private laboratories, clinics, and physician offices.
Graduates of the Program After completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to take one or both national certification exams offered by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA). Those who pass the Board of Registry exam may use the initials PBT(ASCP) after their name, while those passing the National Certifying Agency exam may use CLPlb(NCA). Graduates who are certification exam eligible are qualified to practice prior to taking the exam.
Length of the Program One semester plus 160 clinical rotation hours.
Structure of the Program Phlebotomy technician core courses, including clinical education, are offered during the day.
Design of the Professional Curriculum Students accepted into the Phlebotomy Technician Program begin the course of study in the spring semester. The curriculum consists of didactic course work and clinical experience in hospitals in the Northwest Indiana area. The clinical experience consists of 160 hours of phlebotomy instruction in a hospital. The Phlebotomy Technician Program is designed to:
Provide educational experiences to prepare students for beginning a career as a phlebotomy technician. Provide the medical community with individuals qualified to effectively carry out the functions of the phlebotomy discipline. Counsel students interested in pursuing an associate degree in a related area of medical laboratory science. Assist students in reaching their goals by providing academic, occupational, and personal guidance.
Description of the Program Facilities The Phlebotomy Technician Program offices and classroom are located in Hawthorn Hall at Indiana University Northwest at Gary.
Accreditation The Indiana University Phlebotomy Technician Program at Indiana University Northwest is fully approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Criteria Used for Selection of Class High school and/or college grade point average. Students accepted into the program must complete the schoolís and the following program admission requirements prior to the first day of classes. Admission to the program is competitive; therefore, completion of the program application does not guarantee admission.
Class Size Approximately 20 students each spring semester.
In addition to the School of Allied Health Sciences admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the following admission policies apply to the Phlebotomy Technician Program.
Application Deadline September 15 of the year prior to anticipated entry.
Minimum Academic Requirements The applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Limitations of Course Work Remedial course work will not count as hours toward the certificate.
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average High school grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied when students are selected from the applicant pool.
Technical Standards See School of Allied Health Sciences policy.
Medical Requirements Documentation of completion of a physical examination is required prior to placement in a clinical site.
Indiana Residents Preference Policy See School of Allied Health Sciences policy.
Volunteer Experience While volunteer experience is not required, it is very helpful in making a career choice.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Courses coded with "G" meet school general-education requirements.
Scholarships Scholarship opportunities may be available through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Medical Terminology AHLT R185 1 cr. Interpersonal Communications (G) SPCH S122 3 cr. Introduction to Phlebotomy AHLT C142 3 cr. Phlebotomy Practicum AHLT C143 3 cr. Phlebotomy Seminar Topics AHLT C102 2 cr. Body Structure and Function AHLT C150 3 cr. Total 15 cr.
Program Completion Requirements Satisfactory completion of 15 credit hours. All course work must be completed in compliance with the programís and schoolís academic and professional policies.
For further information, contact:
Professor Janice LaReau
Director, Phlebotomy Technician Program LaReau
3400 Broadway LaReau
Gary, IN 46408-1197 LaReau
(219) 980-6541, Fax: (219) 980-6649