Phlebotomy has a quickly growing job market and our course prepares you for certification
The Phlebotomy program at Apollo Career Center is a part-time certificate program that provides comprehensive classroom and clinical education. The goal of the program is to provide a balanced clinical and theory-based curriculum that covers techniques, skills, and equipment for the purpose of safe and effective blood collection. This is accomplished through lectures and laboratory courses, as well as a clinical practicum in local healthcare laboratory. Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection techniques.
Must submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency (HSE)
List of required vaccinations:
- Hepatitis B Series
- Positive surface antibody titer, or completion of two (2) of the three (3) Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Two-step Mantoux (TB)
- Annual Skin Test
- Seasonal influenza
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Positive titer, or
- Vaccination within the last ten (10) years
- BLS CPR certification
Must be American Heart Association
Successful completion of the evening class AND 100 hours and 100 successful venipunctures in the clinical lab setting. Please note: The clinical lab does not begin until after successful completion of class coursework. (Clinicals are various morning hours. Days and times will be based on student and lab availability). Students have 90 days AFTER completion of the classroom portion to complete the clinical requirements.
Phlebotomy students are required to be in scrubs during class AND clinical- this begins DAY 1 of class! All requirements will be reviewed at orientation.
Scrubs: Black, red, or a combination of black and red. There is no specific brand that is required and it doesn’t matter where you get them. No sports team logos.
Shoes: Standard black tennis shoes. No particular brand is required. No open back clogs or shoes with holes on the top. Crocs are NOT permitted. Shoes should be at least 60% leather on the top.
Students who complete the classroom portion, 100 hours in the clinical lab and 100 successful venipunctures will be permitted to sit for various phlebotomy certification exams.
Credential: CPT (IAPS)
www.ascp.org (Eligibility: Route 2)
Credential: PBT (ASCP) – Phlebotomy Technician
Credential: CPT (NHA)
*Certification tests are held at Apollo
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Class orientation is held the Thursday evening BEFORE the advertised start date of the class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendance is required or your seat will be filled.
Jan. 6, 2020 – Mar. 4, 2020*
M/W | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
*Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 6p-9p
March 23, 2020 – May 13, 2020
M/W | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
*Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 6p-9p