• 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 Health Care 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
• 10-513-150, Phlebotomy for Healthcare Personnel may be taken in place of 10-513-111, Phlebotomy.
• 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.CertifiedBackground.com. 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.