The phlebotomist is an important member of the health care team whose primary role is to collect and process blood and other specimens for testing. This two semester program includes an internship off-site at a clinical facility. Affiliated clinical facilities for the phlebotomy internships currently include Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.A person successfully completing the phlebotomy program is qualified to sit for the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) PBT (Phlebotomy Technician) certification examination. The granting of the certificate in Phlebotomy is not contingent upon passing any type of external certification or licensure exam. During internships, students are supervised by professional medical laboratory staff. Students are not substituted for regular staff. Students are not paid for internships. All phlebotomy coursework and internships are taught or arranged through Sharon O’Meara, medical technologist and program director. The phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) located at 5600 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL. For further information on the accrediting body please call 847.939.3597 or log onto http://naacls.org.
Miles Community College subscribes to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college, including an “open door” admissions policy designed to encourage all adults to continue their education.
The commitment to an open door admissions policy is defined as providing all eligible students with access to an appropriate educational offering at the College. Anyone over the age of 18 is admitted to the College if they have a high school diploma, GED, or satisfactory ACCUPLACER scores; but the College reserves the right to guide students into the courses and programs that will enhance their opportunities for success.
Admission to the College does not necessarily imply eligibility to enroll in a course with established prerequisites (See Course Descriptions starting on page 84) or to enter a program that has a limited number of spaces and minimum entrance requirements. ACCUPLACER and ACT/SAT test scores are used to help place students in appropriate level courses.