Why Phlebotomy?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 Health Care in Miles City. Internship hours are non-paid. A student may not acquire a job as a Phlebotomist before completion of the program and count those hours toward their internship hours. A person who has been employed as a non-boardcertified Phlebotomist long-term may apply for experiential learning credit for MLS 105. Each case will be evaluated individually, based on documentation and range and scope of experience. MLS 103 and MLS 104 will not be considered for experiential learning credit. Since 2013, the pass rate on the national ASCP-BOC certification exam is 100%. The placement rate for graduates seeking employment is 100%. Attrition rate is 8%. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program students will will be able to:
|First Year - Fall Semester     13(14) Credits||Credits|
|Phlebotomy Fundamentals Lab||1|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
M 111M 111 - Technical Mathematics
This course provides the practical mathematics skills needed in a wide variety of trade, technical, and other occupational areas, including automotive and construction trades. It is especially intended for students who find math challenging and for adults who have been out of school for a time. Among the topics to be covered are ratio, proportion, percent, measurement, and practical plane geometry. Each student will also complete a construction project. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements for the AA/AS degree.
M 108M 108 - Business Mathematics
This course is a study of math and terminology used by business and industry. The course will begin with a review of the fundamental principles of arithmetic and percentages. Payroll, bank records, interest, notes, discounts, markup, inventory, depreciation, and stocks and bonds will be covered. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements for the AA/AS degree. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement score or concurrent enrollment in NC 021 Supplemental Instruction/Academic Support for Mathematics. For those in NC 021, attendance and participation in NC 021 will be reported to your M 108 instructor for consideration in your M 108 grade.
M 121M 121 - College Algebra
This course covers the concept of functions; complex numbers; and solving systems of equations, sequences, and series. Functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the Pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support (NC 021) where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 121. Pre-requisite: M 095 or appropriate placement.
|Introduction to Statistics||(3)|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3||First Year - Spring Semester     12(13) Credits||Credits|
MLS 105MLS 105 - Phlebotomy Internship
Students will complete at least 135 hours of clinical lab experience in multiple clinical sites. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will have demonstrated a working knowledge of many of the skills necessary to be a valuable member of the patient health care team and qualify to sit for the PBT (ASCP) [Phlebotomy Technician, American Society of Clinical Pathologists] national certifying exam. Transportation to the clinical sites in surrounding communities shall be the responsibility of the student. Internship hours are non-paid. A student may not acquire a job as a Phlebotomist before completion of the program and count those paid hours toward the internship hours. A person who has been employed as a non-board certified Phlebotomist may apply for experiential learning credit for MSL 105. Each case will be evaluated individually based on the documentation of length, range and scope of experience. Pre-requisites: MLS 103/104. Before internships are assigned, the student must: 1) successfully pass a drug screen; 2) successfully pass a criminal background check; 3) submit proof of health insurance; 4) submit proof of current CPR training; 5) submit documentation of a current 2-step TB skin test; 6) submit documentation of current vaccinations (or sign a waiver of exemption).
PHL 221PHL 221 - Introduction to Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics
This course is designed to help students think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions and the legal consequences they may face in the practice of any healthcare discipline. Utilizing the legal knowledge and various ethical decision making process models presented in this course, students will develop their own framework for making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients and clients.
|Introduction to Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics||3|
COMX 106COMX 106 - Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace
Students will study human behavior and personality, self management, self-development, and elementary business psychology. Classroom focus is on career planning and job search: students will develop skills to prepare resumes, cover letters, and other communications involved in obtaining a job. This class is a requirement for the Professional-Technical programs.
|Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace||2|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||(3)|
BIOH 104/105BIOH 104/105 - Basic Human Biology & Lab
This course covers the basic biology of the human organism. Topics include simple chemistry, cell and tissue structure and function, and also the structure and function of the major organ systems of the body including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, reproductive, digestive, urinary, and endocrine systems. The lecture will also include discussions on disease processes. This course is intended for non-science majors. Corequisite: BIOH 105
|Basic Human Biology & Lab||4|
BIOH 201/202BIOH 201/202 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I (equiv to 301) & Lab
This course is the first half of a one-year study in anatomy and physiology of the human body. The first semester will focus on the anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, and nervous system. Completion of CHMY 121 Intro to General Chemistry is strongly recommended prior to enrollment in this course. Co-requisite: BIOH 202.
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I (equiv to 301) & Lab||(4)|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.