This nationally accredited program will prepare you to obtain specimens from healthcare clients for the purpose of laboratory testing. You will learn to collect and process blood samples and other body fluids in a safe and accurate manner. A certificate of competence will be awarded when you complete the program requirements with a minimum grade of 74%.
Participants who complete the program are eligible to take the national certification exam provided by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
The program consists of two parts as follows:
Part 1-Classroom: (64 hours evening) This part will be taught on campus in the evenings from 5pm-9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Upon completion of Part 1 with a minimum score of 74%, the student will take the second portion, Part 2-Clinical Practicum.
Part 2-Clinical Practicum: (100 hours daytime) This part consists of 100-hours daytime clinical practicum in a clinic, hospital, or patient service center. Days and times for this clinical practicum will run from Monday through Friday with an 8-hour day schedule for 2.5 weeks.
Enrollment for the program is based on a First Qualified, First Accepted basis. Full tuition payment will be needed to secure a seat in the course. There is limited enrollment and students are highly encouraged to register early.
- Summer: July 9 – August 13
w/ Clinical Practicum to follow
A grade of C or better in English 100 (Expository Writing) or higher is required for entry into this program. If you have not completed a college-level English course, you may take the ACCUPLACER placement test offered through our testing center at Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC). Qualifying English placement score is required.
Please attend one of the following REQUIRED program information/eligibility session dates listed below to determine your eligibility and to receive approval for registering. No appointment is needed and free parking is available on campus. A brief discussion on the pre-program requirements and expectations will also be presented.
Please bring with you a picture I.D. and a copy of college transcripts, other report cards or college diplomas, or ACCUPLACER placement test results. PLEASE BE PROMPT TO THE SESSION.
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Immediately after paying tuition and being admitted to the program, students should begin to prepare for their clinical practicum requirements. These include obtaining the following items and should be submitted to the instructor by the first evening of class or as soon as possible thereafter:
- A copy of a current and valid adult CPR and First Aid certification cards from American Heart Association.
- Required proof of immunizations:
- Mumps immunization (2) or titer (blood test)
- DPT immunization-within last 10 years
- Hepatitis B vaccines (at least 2). (3 is preferred) or titer (blood test)
- Measles immunization (2) or titer (blood test)
- Rubella immunization (2) or titer (blood test)
- Varicella immunization (2) or titer (blood test)
- Tetanus booster-within last 10 years
- 2-step TB skin test results or negative chest x-ray results. Hawai‘i State Department of Health will provide the 2-step TB skin test at no charge you must identify yourself as a Health Science student from KCC, and that you are required to take the 2-step TB skin test.
After you receive signed approval by attending one of the scheduled information/eligibility sessions, you will be provided with online registration instructions. You may also pay in person at Manono 113 (Non-Credit Registration Office). Once full payment has been received, you are enrolled in the program. There is limited seating and students are accepted on a First Qualified, First Accepted basis.
A 100% refund is given if cancellation of enrollment is made at least ten (10) business days before the start date of the course. A 50% refund is given if cancellation is made five to nine business days before the start of the program. No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than five business days prior to the start of the program. Student Liability Insurance ($15) is non-refundable.
After payment of tuition, please be sure to obtain all immunizations/titer tests, CPR/First Aid certifications, and 2-step TB skin test. These should be submitted by the first evening of class or very shortly thereafter to the instructor. This is extremely important so that there is no delay in your clinical placement.
Federal loans such as through FAFSA will not be eligible for this non-credit program. Alternative or Private loans are another option to consider for financing education. Alternative/Private loans are designed to help students with educational expenses that exceed other financial aid such as grants, scholarships, work-study and federal loans. FAFSA is not required. Alternative loans are credit based; therefore, a co-signer may be needed.
For detailed information regarding Alternative Student Loans, please contact your lender or financial institution directly.
Other options for financial assistance can be found through various community-based employment and training programs as well as military spouse benefits. Please contact the respective agencies for details.
Curriculum & Tuition
July 9- August 13
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 5-9pm w/ daytime clinical practicum to follow
$1,395: Tuition with textbook & $15 Liability Insurance
Note: We reserve the right to cancel the course due to insufficient enrollment and other pertinent factors. All course dates, times, location and other information may change with or without prior notice to students.
This program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Upon satisfactory completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate delivery 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 an 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 an understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of quality assurance in phlebotomy.
- Demonstrate an 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.
Certificates and National Certification
Students completing the entire course successfully will receive a Certificate of Competence from Kapi‘olani Community College. Graduates will also be eligible to sit for the national certification examination provided by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
- National Certification Rate 2014-2016: 87%
- Graduation Rate 2014-2016: 100%
- Job Placement Rate 2014-2016: 91%