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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.

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

COMMUNICATION
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.

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

MOTOR SKILLS
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.

EMOTIONAL STABILITY
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.

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

December 19
Grades due.

December 24 - January 4
College closed.

January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

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