• Students will be required to purchase a uniform, provide their own transportation to assigned sites, and cover any other expenses related to clinical experiences. Students may be required to travel distances.
• Students are required to complete an American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR course prior to clinical experiences. Students are required to maintain a current CPR card on a one-year renewal cycle to comply with affiliating agency requirements.
• Students are required to submit immunization documentation. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the certificate.
• Students must complete a caregiver background check. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the certificate.
• Students are required to attend a clinical orientation prior to initiating the clinical experience.
• Student must take Phlebotomy Clinical within one year of completing Basic Lab Skills and Phlebotomy.
• Students will be required to show proof of an annual flu vaccine.
PETITION TO CLINICAL
• Students submitting the Petition to Clinical must have completed or be enrolled in all clinical pre-requisite course work.
• Students wishing to complete Phlebotomy Clinical in the summer semester must submit a petition to the Health Sciences Department by March 30th.
• Students wishing to complete Phlebotomy Clinical in the fall semester must submit a petition to the Health Sciences Department by April 30th.
• Students wishing to complete Phlebotomy Clinical in the spring semester must submit a petition to the Health Sciences Department by October 31st.
A maximum of 16 students will be accepted to the Certificate in each Spring and Fall semester.
• The following courses will transfer into the Medical Laboratory Technician Associate Degree Program:
10-513-110, Basic Lab Skills
10-501-101, Medical Terminology
• The following courses will transfer into the Medical Assistant Technical Diploma Program:
10-501-107, Intro to Healthcare Computing
10-501-101, Medical Terminology
31-509-309, Medical Law Ethics/Professionalism
31-801-186, Communicating Effectively
• Students interested in transitioning into the Medical Laboratory Technician program should complete Oral/Interpersonal Communication in place of Communicating Effectively.
Wisconsin Caregiver Law
NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through www.castlebranch.com AND complete a Background Information Disclosure (BID) form disclosing any acts, crimes, or convictions prior to program entry. The information provided in the BID form must be truthful and match any findings on the criminal record check. Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.