Phlebotomy

Program Description

The Phlebotomy program at Mid-America College of Health Sciences is where future phlebotomists coem and get a 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 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 Phlebotomy program is a 90-clock hour program that is completed in 5 weeks for day class and 8 weeks for the evening class. 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).

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

Program Topics

The course content includes but is not limited to:

  • 1.
    Phlebotomy Fundamentals
  • 2.
    Safety and Compliance
  • 3.
    Patient Preparation
  • 4.
    Routine Blood Collection
  • 5.
    Special Collections
  • 6.
    Processing Specimens

Pre-Requisite Exams & Courses

A current CPR/BLS certification for healthcare professionals. Only the American Heart Association (AHA) certification will be accepted. We provide CPR/BLS training for an additional fee if you don’t have the certification.

 

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
  • Negative covid-19 test result
  • Negative tuberculosis (TB) test result
  • White leather or pleather sneakers
  • No long or artificial nails (OSHA requirements)

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

Externships

Externships are an integral part of the Phlebotomy program. Through a partnership with KU Medical Center, we’re able to provide our students with real-world experiences during the course of their studies.

Externship days and times are within the course dates but times may vary to align with a nursing community’s shift schedule. Your instructor will provide you up to date info about the externship for your class.

clinicals
Students and their instructor during a clinical at a nursing community.

Program Schedule

Schedule
Class Time
Clinicals
Weekdays (5 weeks. Mon. & Wed.)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
TBD
Evenings (8 weeks. Tue. & Thurs.)
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
TBD

Available Start Dates

Cost and Registration

Cost for the Phlebotomy program 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 2.3% processing charge that applies to every transaction.

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 register for this program, call (913) 708-8323 or stop by the office at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204.