Phlebotomy Technician program info

Program Description

The Phlebotomy Technician program 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 program 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 program 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 program is 90-clock-hours and completed in either 4 or 6 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 be prepared to take 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.

Program Topics

The program 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 from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required. If you are not certified, you can take our CPR/BLS class to satisfy this requirement.

CPR/BLS Certifications must be from American Heart Association (AHA). Certifications from other providers will not be accepted.

General Admission Requirements

Prospective applicants must submit or meet each of the requirements listed below, and copies of required documents must be submitted to the admissions office before the first day of class.

If you cannot obtain each requirement prior to the start date of your selected program or course, you will need to postpone your enrollment and resubmit a registration for a later start date.

Enrollments are conditional until all fees, paperwork, and admission requirements are completed.

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

*Students that have obtained a high school diploma outside of the United States must have their educational credentials evaluated for US equivalency by a professional evaluation agency. Unevaluated foreign high school credentials will not be accepted.

 

Course Schedule

Schedule
Class Time
Clinicals
Weekdays (4 weeks. Mon - Thur)
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
N/A
Weekday Evenings (4 weeks. Mon - Thur)
3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
N/A
Weekday Evenings (6 weeks. Mon - Thur)
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
N/A
Blended-Week (4 weeks. Thur - Sat)
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
N/A

Available Start Dates

Classes for the 4-week Weekday schedule take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The following start dates are available: 

  • Aug. 12 – Sep. 6, 2024
  • Jan. 27 – Feb. 20, 2025

Classes for the 4-week Weekday Evenings schedule take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The following start dates are available: 

  • Aug. 12 – Sep. 6, 2024
  • Jan. 27 – Feb. 20, 2025

Classes for the 6-week Weekday Evenings schedule take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The following start dates are available: 

  • Aug. 19 – Sep. 26, 2024
  • Sep. 30 – Nov. 7, 2024
  • Nov. 11 – Dec. 19, 2024

Classes for the 4-week Blended schedule take place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The following start dates are available:

  • Aug. 15 – Sep. 7, 2024
  • Jan. 30 – Feb. 22, 2025

Financial assistance is available

The Great Jobs KC Job Training Program will pay all tuition and fees for qualifying applicants.

Catholic Charities of North Kansas City provides financial assistance to qualifying applicants.

Cost and Registration

The Phlebotomy program is $1,500.00 which includes the cost of tuition, textbook, NHA study materials, and lab supplies. There is an additional $25.00 non-refundable registration fee. 

Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Cash – (must be exact change)
  • Money order – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Cashier’s check – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Zelle – (Zelle payments are to be sent to AR@macohs.edu)

 

Tuition and fees are due in full before the first day of class unless the student has been approved for funding by a third-party sponsor or has been approved for a tuition payment plan. Students must meet with our admissions staff and sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement to be approved for a payment plan.

Students may qualify for financial assistance through Great Jobs KCKansas Workforce PartnershipMissouri Full Employment Council (FEC), and more. Please see our Financial Assistance page for more details.

To speak with our admissions staff about this program, text or leave a voicemail at (913) 708-8323 . You can also speak to us in person at
10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204 

If you’ve made up your mind, register and start the enrollment process now by clicking the green button.