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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


August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.


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