The DCH Regional Medical Center offers a 9 week full-time program of instruction leading to certification in this field. The program does not accept transfer students.
The curriculum provides a sequence of study in phlebotomy techniques to prepare the student to become an efficient and capable phlebotomist. Students will be responsible for the collection of proper specimens to permit accurate laboratory testing to aid the diagnosis of the various diseases and illnesses of the human body. The program strives to provide the stimulation and encouragement conducive to a good learning environment.
Notice: Classes have been postponed until March of 2013. Interviews for this class will be conducted from the applications submitted originally for the January 2013 class. Interviews will be in February. We will not be accepting any more applications at this time.
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The DCH Regional Medical Center School of Phlebotomy is committed to assist in improving the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of its enrolled students and members of the communities it serves through the delivery of quality instruction provided within a framework of fiscal responsibility. The faculty and staff are dedicated to provide the best possible educational environment and instruction to assure competency in all areas of the established curriculum. The program is committed to providing high quality healthcare professionals to any medical community.
Goals and Purpose
The purpose of the program is to provide educational opportunities in Phlebotomy to members of the communities supported by the sponsor. To that end, the goas of the program and its curriculum are designed to:
Teach students about using Venipuncture and other methods of specimen collection from the human body so they can contribute to the diagnosis of injury and disease.
Help students acquire the necessary skills to practice proper collection techniques and patient care.
Provide professionally trained, competent phlebotomist to the health care community.
Maintain programmatic accreditation through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)
Provide learning resources for students to become competent phlebotomist who will meet the health care needs of West Alabama and surrounding areas.
Advocate the principles of patient dignity, esteem, understanding and compassion in the provision of Venipuncture procedures.
Instill the importance of a strong work ethic appropriate for a health care professional.