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Essential Skills

Essential Skills

Essential functions represent the non-academic ability of the applicant or the student to accomplish the essential requirements of the phlebotomy program.

The student must be able to identify sizes and shapes and discriminate colors or shades.

The student must be able to communicate fluently in English by oral means. This includes the ability to successfully receive and transmit information. The student must also be able to read and follow instructions.

The student must have the ability to freely maneuver around the assigned laboratory work areas and patient care settings.

The student must be able to safely and accurately perform blood drawing procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, lifting, operating instruments, and doing phlebotomy.

The student must be able to accurately perform duties in a stressful environment. This includes, but is not limited to identifying and responding to emergency and non-routine situations.

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November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
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January 11
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January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

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Winterim faculty grading due.

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