Phlebotomists collect samples of blood for the purpose of testing in a laboratory. Phlebotomists can also collect from donors for the purpose of transfusions. They may also handle other types of human specimen collection.
This 5-week program provides students with the knowledge and skills for work in the health care profession as an entry-level phlebotomist. Students will receive 88 hours of lecture and clinical instruction. Upon completion, students will be provided with the skills necessary to become a nationally certified Phlebotomy technician.
- High school diploma/GED
- Negative TB test
- Criminal History Background Check
Clinical Practicum: 40
Total Clock Hours: 88
Behavioral demonstration of all objectives and related skills will be evaluated in skills lab and in the clinical rotation.
- Select and prepare skin puncture sites
- Use a variety of blood drawing techniques
- Prepare and maintain laboratory supplies and equipment
- Provide professional, safe, quality patient care.
Phlebotomists can work in a variety of settings such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, independent laboratories, public health agencies, research institutions, and more!
The employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 19,500 openings for phlebotomists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/ healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (visited September 16, 2021)
The total cost of the Phlebotomy Program is $2000. Inclusive of:
- Tuition: $1800
- Includes class tuition, non-refundable enrollment fee ($150), badge, and Lab coat.
- Textbooks: $68
- Background Check: $15
- National Exam: $117
**PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE**
Other additional costs:
***Students will be responsible for the following other costs***
- 2-step TB test for admittance: Variable
- CPR: $50.00 (if needed)
- Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual 5th ed
This course uses a combination of lectures with discussion and feedback, textbooks, workbooks, supplemental handouts, group and peer discussion, instructor-led laboratory/clinical exercises, multi-media materials, PowerPoint presentations, and guest speakers. Although every attempt will be made by the instructor to cover assigned material in class, the student is responsible for all materials listed in the syllabus.
Sparrow Healthcare Education, LLC does not discriminate against students or potential students on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Sparrow Healthcare Education, LLC acknowledges that information pertaining to an applicant’s disability is voluntary and confidential, and will be made on an individual basis. If this information is presented, Sparrow Healthcare Education, LLC will reasonably attempt to provide an accommodation to overcome the effects of the limitation of the qualified applicant. All inquiries about the accommodations should be made to the Director upon registration of the program. To be qualified, an individual with a disability must meet the basic skill, education, training, and other eligibility of the program, and must be able to perform the essential functions of the program, either with or without reasonable accommodation; the employment and academic standards are the same for all individuals enrolled.
Students must pass a background check prior to the clinical experience. A criminal record does not immediately disqualify you from training but may interfere and limit the clinical placement and future job opportunities.
Students must have a negative 2-Step TB skin test within the last 24 months or provide a negative chest x-ray
Students must be able to physically perform the duties of a phlebotomist that include but are not limited to: sitting, standing, lifting, moving, and transferring patients
- The required course completion consists of hours of classroom, online, lab, and externship
- Demonstration of your comprehension of the classroom instruction by passing course quizzes and exams with a minimum of 80% average of the questions answered
- completion of clinical
Washington License: $145
On successful completion of the program, a Certification of Completion will be given to the student along with a copy of his/her transcript. Directives will also be provided on the process for applying for the standards of practice and competencies of Medical assistant-phlebotomist and are consistent with curriculum requirements of WAC 246-827-0400.