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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.

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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