The KCC Phlebotomy program is a nationally accredited program, which will prepare students to obtain specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory testing. Participants will learn to collect and process blood samples and other bodily fluids in a safe and accurate manner.
Upon successful completion of the KCC Phlebotomy program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and use pertinent medical terminology.
- Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety.
- Relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system.
- Demonstrate knowledge of blood collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
- Demonstrate proper techniques to perform venipuncture and microcapillary/dermal puncture, performing a stated minimum number of successful unaided venipunctures and finger sticks, while using appropriate equipment for each sample.
- Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing.
- Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance in phlebotomy.
- Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of communication, personal and patient interaction, stress management, professional behavior, and legal implications of the work environment.
- Exhibit a professional demeanor while performing phlebotomist duties.
- Provide standard first aid and/or CPR when needed.
- Participate in continuing education to maintain and update professional competence.
- Pass a certification examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
- The course is 164 hours broken into two parts. Part 1 is classroom of 64 hours. Part 2 will involve students being placed at various clinic sites to complete 100 hours of practicum. Actual end dates and scheduling will vary.
- $15 liability insurance must be paid at time of registration. Liability insurance is non-refundable
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email email@example.com for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.
Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:
100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.
50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start date of course.
0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start date of
- Attendance at a scheduled program information session.
- Evidence of successful completion of English 100 or higher. Relevant substitutions from other institutions may be accepted. Qualifying Accuplacer scores will be accepted in lieu of course completion.