|NOW ENROLLING FOR OUR 2017 CLASSES
Classes fill quickly.
We have recruiters from various Health care facilities now visiting the school to
recruit our students/Graduates.
A Completed enrollment application must be received with the non refundable application
fee before the school will process it. Upon receipt the school will notify potential student. A
Pre Enrollment interview/Tour of the school will be set up at that time. You must have a high
school diploma or equivalence and are eighteen years of age or older. This class is taught
in English only. Potential students must be able to clearly read,speak and understand
English. You must provide a test result of Hepatitis B immunization or antibody screening
or sign a waiver at the school, a tetanus immunization and a TB skin test, and have a
current CPR card. CPR card not required before taking the Phlebotomy Training but will be
required before employment.
A student who successfully completes the course will graduate and receive a certificate of
Phlebotomy. The student will also receive certificates in the following areas. Customer
Service,HIPAA. Bloodborne Pathogens and HIV/AIDS. Internships are a part of this
program. Students must meet certain criteria and interview with the director to be
considered for any internships available through the school. The certificates from this
school are valid in every state.
A pre-enrollment interview/tour of the school is required
before enrollment into this program
Licensed by the Oregon
Department of Education
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|West Coast Phlebotomy Inc.
Professional Training and Certification
West Coast Phlebotomy Certificate Program
Phlebotomist's are essential members of the health care delivery team who are primarily responsible for collecting blood specimens from
patients for laboratory testing. Qualified phlebotomist's may be employed in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, doctors' offices,
clinics, emergency rooms, blood donor centers and many other medical facilities.
Classroom/ laboratory training is approximately 6 weeks in length. Lecture and laboratory experience will be provided at the school.
Fine motor skills and mobility are required to successfully perform in most clinical facilities: drawing patient's blood in the inpatient and
outpatient settings, processing specimens including operating mechanical and computerized equipment, and performing clerical duties.
Good communication skills are critical in dealing with patients, clients, physicians, nurses, and other health care workers.
Internships are now a part of this program and offered as sites become available. Students are not automatically enrolled or
considered to be eligible for the internship program. Students must meet certain criteria to be considered for any internship.(School has list
of criteria) Students must have complete documentation of immunization records, TB testing, criminal background check drug screen and
liability insurance coverage for an internship. (School has information and check lists for these). Students who participate in the internship
must be available on a full-time basis for three 40-hour weeks. (Internships are on a volunteer basis).
Students who participate in the internship program must successfully complete the internship to receive a certificate of completion from the
school. Students have the option to complete the phlebotomy program without the internship portion and upon successful completion at the
end of the six weeks will graduate and receive their certificate of completion. Background checks and drug screening will not be required if
not applying for the internship program. Background checks and drug screens will be the responsibility of the student.
Students who successfully complete this phlebotomy program are eligible for employment at independent labs, hospitals, clinics, various
other medical facilities and after meeting the criteria are eligible to sit for a national certification examination. This program is not a
guarantee of employment but our graduates are very successful in finding employment in their new career. Their success is in large part
due to the one on one instruction they receive in the lab and the personal enrichment/life skills that they learn and implement in the program
and in their lives.
Health, Character and Technical Standards
WCPI must ensure that patients/clients are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in the
phlebotomy program as well as internships must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties, and
changing circumstances that characterize patient/ client care responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional
stability to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member and establish rapport and
maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, patients/clients and their families.
WCPI believes patient and student safety is of utmost importance. Therefore, if the instructor believes that actions demonstrated by a
student in class or on internship jeopardize either the student’s own safety or patient safety, that student will be dismissed from the
Applicants must be in good physical and mental health to qualify for positions in the health care field. Standards have been established to
provide guidance to students as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in the program and ultimately in the phlebotomy
Phlebotomy students must:
1. Demonstrate reading, writing, and listening comprehension competencies in the English language as well as the ability to speak English
clearly and correctly.
2. Have sufficient hearing to assess patient needs and to understand instructions and identify emergency signals.
3. Have sufficient visual acuity to observe patients, and interpret data; visual acuity sufficient to ensure a safe environment, identify color
changes, read fine print/writing and calculate fine calibrations.
4. Have sufficient speech and language ability to express, comprehend, and exchange information and ideas in English verbally, non-
verbally, and in writing, and to interact clearly and logically with patients, family members, physicians, peers and other ancillary medical
5. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, to respond appropriately in emergencies or unexpected situations and to cope with variations
in workload and stress levels.
6. Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
7. Sufficient emotional intelligence to exhibit empathy and compassion, to maintain productive relationships in the classroom and clinical
settings, and to integrate direction, instruction, and constructive criticism into behavior.
8. Criminal background checks are required of all students prior to entering the clinical internship setting. Drug screening is also required.
No students will be exempt from either process. Cost to be incurred by student.
9. Current immunizations.
Student Grievance Policy: Students aggrieved by the actions of the school should attempt to resolve these issues with the appropriate
school officials. If this procedure fails, and if the allegation asserts that the school has violated an Oregon Law, students may contact the
Higher Education Coordinating Commission.