Phlebotomy Technician course info

Course Description

The Phlebotomy Technician course at Mid-America College of Health Sciences is where future phlebotomists come and get comprehensive training at an affordable rate. The phlebotomist of today assists in clinical or laboratory settings to obtain blood samples as ordered by the physician or other qualified healthcare practitioners for diagnostic purposes.

Our course is aimed at producing skillful Phlebotomy Technicians who perform delegated duties within the scope of phlebotomy practice as defined by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), National Health Association (NHA), and National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).

As phlebotomy technicians, students will need to improve on dexterity and communication skills. Students will also be taught proper techniques for drawing blood from patients, interpreting blood drawing orders from physicians, laboratory specimen handling protocol, and other essential tasks related to the profession.

The Phlebotomy course includes practical, hands-on training through the use of demonstration and skills practice. Students will be required to practice on each other to gain real-world experience.

The course is a 90-clock-hour program completed in either 5 or 8 weeks. Details for each schedule option can be seen below. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and will next have to sit for the National Certification Exam for Phlebotomy (CPT) through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Upon successfully passing the NHA CPT National Certification exam, individuals may gain employment in a variety of medical settings across the United States. Certifications through the NHA are accepted in all 50 US states. 

The application and examination fee for the exam is not included in the cost of tuition.

Course Topics

The course content includes but is not limited to:

  • Phlebotomy Fundamentals
  • Safety and Compliance
  • Patient Preparation
  • Routine Blood Collection
  • Special Collections
  • Processing Specimens

CPR/BLS certification is required

A current CPR/BLS certification for healthcare professionals (AHA certification only) is required. If you’re not CPR-certified, you can take our CPR/BLS class to satisfy this requirement.

General Admission Requirements

Besides the specific course prereqs in the previous section, all prospective applicants must meet the following general admission requirements.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set and royal blue long sleeve undershirt
  • White leather or pleather sneakers
  • No long or artificial nails (OSHA requirements)
  • No facial piercings
  • Negative tuberculosis (TB) test result


Successful applicants are also required to attend an orientation on the Monday preceding the course start date from 12 p.m to 1 p.m.

Course Schedule

Class Time
Weekdays (5 weeks. Mon. & Wed.)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends (5 weeks. Fri. & Sat.)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Evenings (8 weeks. Tue. & Thurs.)
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Available Start Dates

Classes for the 5-week Weekday schedule take place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The following start dates are available: 

  • Jan. 8 – Feb. 7, 2024
  • Feb. 12 – Mar. 13, 2024
  • Mar. 18 – Apr. 17, 2024
  • Apr. 22 – May 15, 2024
  • May 20 – June 9, 2024
  • June 24 – July 24, 2024
  • July 29 – Aug. 28, 2024
  • Sep. 9 – Oct. 9, 2024
  • Oct. 14 – Nov. 13, 2024
  • Nov. 18 – Dec. 18, 2024

Classes for the 5-week Weekend schedule take place twice a week on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The following start dates are available: 

  • Jan. 12 – Feb. 10, 2024
  • Sep. 13 – Oct. 12, 2024

Classes for the 8-week evening schedule take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The following start dates are available:

  • Jan. 2 – Feb. 22, 2024
  • Feb. 27 – Apr. 18, 2024
  • June 18 – Aug. 8, 2024
  • Aug. 13 – Oct. 3, 2024
  • Oct. 8 – Nov. 27, 2024

Financial assistance is available

If you qualify, KC Scholars or Catholic Charities NEK will pay for all or part of your tuition and fees for the Phlebotomy course.

Cost and Registration

Cost for the Phlebotomy course is $1,400, which covers the cost study book, lab supplied and NHA study materials. There’s also a $25 non-refundable application fee and a 2.38% processing charge that applies to all card transactions.

Full payment must be made before the first day of class. Payment plan options are available. Approval and signed agreement required. Please contact us for more info.

Students may also qualify for Kansas Workforce, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance program.

To speak with one of our admissions staff about this program, call or text (913) 708-8323 or stop by our facility at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204. If you’ve made the decision to enroll, you may kickstart the enrollment process by clicking that button and register today.