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Toledo Campus: Phlebotomy Certificate
Work hands-on as a skilled professional in an in-demand career
The Phlebotomy non-credit certificate program offers content pertaining to routine venipuncture and dermal techniques; non-blood collection procedures; proper specimen handling; safety and infection control; venipuncture equipment; complications; medical ethics; confidentiality; and effective communication. Students will also learn about the function of a full-service laboratory. The clinical experience is scheduled as if it were a full-time job (day shift, Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day, no evenings or weekend hours).
Phlebotomy involves the collection of routine venipuncture and dermal blood samples for laboratory testing, transfusions, research, and blood donations. This comprehensive eight-week program includes classroom and laboratory instruction as well as clinical experience. Students must have the manual dexterity required to perform blood draws and other lab procedures.
Didactic instruction will be offered completely online. The laboratory component will be divided the class into three (3) sections and each section will have 1.5 hours of hands-on instruction on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, for 5 weeks, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. You will be notified of the section and times of lab prior to the start of the semester. A 100-hour clinical rotation follows the successful completion of the 5-week didactic/laboratory course.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - Friday, October 1, 2021
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Friday, February 11, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - Friday, June 10, 2022
The course offers content pertaining to routine venipuncture and dermal techniques; non-blood collection procedures; proper specimen handling; safety and infection control; venipuncture equipment; complications; medical ethics; confidentiality; and effective communication. Students will also learn about the function of a full-service laboratory. The clinical experience is scheduled as if it were a full-time job (day shift, Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day, no evenings or weekend hours). Students who successfully complete the lecture, lab and clinical components of this program will be eligible to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Phlebotomy Certification Exam. The fee for this exam is included in the cost of the program.
The job outlook for phlebotomists indicates a 23% projected growth from 2018 through 2028, much faster than average for other occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other healthcare sites will continue to require skilled phlebotomists as members of the healthcare team.
Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for phlebotomists in 2018 was $34,480.
An applicant must be a high school graduate or GED recipient. Students must be 18 years old to attend this program. Students must complete a criminal background check, health and drug screen. Students failing to clear criminal background checks, health and/or drug screens may be ineligible for the program. This program does allow for conditional/provisional acceptance into the program pending the results of their criminal background check, health and/or drug screen.
Program Cost and Expenses
Total Program Cost: $2,295
Cost includes textbook, lab supplies, liability insurance, and NCCT national exam fee.
Out of pocket expenses include:
Background check, fingerprinting and drug screen, as well as health requirements, and scrubs to wear at the clinical experience. Student drug screening, fingerprinting & background checks must be completed no later than the 4th Friday of class. The cost of establishing your CastleBranch account, where you upload the results for the pre-clinical requirements, is approximately $170.00.
This program is not financial aid eligible.