Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program
This 150-hour phlebotomy tech course will concentrate on both clinical and didactic phlebotomy and specimen collection.
After successfully passing clinicals and the final exam, the student will be prepared to sit for the national certification test from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (a four-hour test preparation class is included in the course.)
Review of application begins two months prior to the start of the program. This program is extremely competitive. Only those applications that are typed or neatly hand written and accompanied by a transcript (unofficial accepted), resume and/or one letter of reference will be reviewed for interview.
Students must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED and be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to apply. Enrollment into this course is by application and selective admission only, pending background check. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted for an interview if you meet requirements for admission into the program. Experience in healthcare preferred.
Background check, physical exam, seasonal flu shot and TB test are required prior to start of clinical work at Olathe Medical Center.
The student will learn all aspects of phlebotomy in a healthcare setting, including collection procedures, safety guidelines, patient rights, test requirements, and equipment basics.
The student will be able to accurately perform venous collection, explain the proper steps for collection, and identify the supplies needed for collection.
Lecture and lab will cover the important areas in anatomy for collecting blood and will cover sites that are restricted in blood collection as well.
Lecture and initial clinical work will be held at the Olathe Health Education Center. Students who have successfully completed this portion of the course will be assigned a 1:1 rotation with an Olathe Medical Center laboratory staff member to complete a 100+ hour clinical training rotation.
The phlebotomy program classes begin in spring and summer. Classes will meet on Fridays during the day for lecture and practice and require 100 clinical hours at Olathe Medical Center.
Additional costs for supplies, books, etc., will average $650.
This course is approved for WIOA funds but is not eligible for federal student loans or grants.
A 3-part payment plan is available for this course.
Programs starts in January and July.