Phlebotomy Course Overview
The Phlebotomy Course prepares students to take the NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) certification exam necessary to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). The course is designed to prepare students to complete laboratory tasks routinely performed in a medical facility.
Hematology, phlebotomy, basic anatomy, and medical terminology are all covered during the five-week course. HIPPA requirements and bloodborne pathogen training is also included in the training. Students will receive hands-on training led by instructors with real-world experience in laboratory procedures, including the collection and handling of specimens for testing in both a facility and an outside laboratory environment. Instruction on patient education is also covered in the Phlebotomy Course curriculum. In addition, students will be certified in CPR, AED, and first aid.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
- Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment
- Professional Ethics, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
- Infection Control
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems
- Venipuncture Procedures
- Capillary Blood Specimens
- Specimen Handling, Transportation, and Processing
- Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures
- Point-of-Care Collections
- Blood Cultures
- Urinalysis, Body Fluids, and Other Specimens
- Arterial, Intravenous (IV), and Special Collection Procedures
- Safety and First Aid
The Phlebotomy Course prepares students to take the NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) certification exam necessary to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). Students will also be certified in CPR, AED, and first aid.
- What is a phlebotomist?
- Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some phlebotomists also work with patients to explain procedures and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn. *www.bls.gov
- How much do phlebotomists make?
- The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $34,480 in May 2018. *www.bls.gov
- Where can I work as a phlebotomist?
- Phlebotomy students are trained to perform in entry-level positions normally available in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, physician offices, and outpatient care centers.
- Are phlebotomists in demand?
- As the population continues to live longer and healthcare technology advances, employment opportunities for healthcare professionals continues to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the employment of phlebotomists to grow 25% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations (7%).*www.bls.com
- How much does phlebotomy training cost?
- The total cost of Midwest Technical Institute’s Phlebotomy Course, including books and supplies, is $1,500. For more information on program costs, please contact your local MTI campus.
Financial assistance is not available for the Phlebotomy Course.
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
The demand for bloodwork at hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and blood donor centers has led to a projected growth of 25% in employment of phlebotomists from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations (7%).
Doctors and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis, making it an essential function in patient care. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high, as an increasing number of individuals are expected to have access to health insurance, leading to a greater demand for blood tests and other bloodwork services performed by phlebotomists. *www.bls.com
MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
MTI is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org