Start
August 12, 2024
End
January 16, 2025

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.


Course Prerequisites

Must submit:

  • Official high school transcript or High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • 10-panel urine drug screening test as a part of admission into the clinical portion of the program

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
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
    • Vaccination within the last ten (10) years
  • COVID vaccinations (except medical or religious exemptions)

Course completion

Successful completion of the evening class AND 100 hours and 100 successful venipunctures in the clinical and lab setting. Please note: The clinical lab does not begin until after successful completion of class coursework. The first half of the clinical experience consists of successful completion of 100 venipunctures and 50 clinical hours. (Clinicals are various morning hours. Days and times will be based on student and lab availability.)  For the remaining 50 hours, the students will return to Apollo and learn expanded phlebotomy duties.


Uniform 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.


Phlebotomy Certification

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.

ASCP Certification:
www.ascp.org (Eligibility: Route 2)
Credential: PBT (ASCP) – Phlebotomy Technician
Cost: $145

*NHA Certification:
www.nhanow.com
Credential: CPT (NHA)
Cost: $125

*Certification tests are held at Apollo


Resources

Job Outlook

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.

Phlebotomy Occupational Outlook

Additional Resources
Center for Phlebotomy Education
American Society of Clinical Pathology
National Healthcareer Association


Schedule

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.

Additional Cost Breakdown Sheet

Fall 2024

August 12, 2024 – January 9, 2025

  • August 12, 2024 – October 9, 2024 (classroom portion) | M/W | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • October 14, 2024 – January 16, 2025 (clinical rotation) | Clinicals are various daytime hours
  • November 19, 2024 – January 16, 2025 (lab rotation) | T/TH | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

*Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, August 8, 2024 from 6-9pm

Winter 2025

January 13, 2025 – June 5, 2025

  • January 13, 2025 – March 12, 2025 (classroom portion) | M/W | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • March 17, 2025 – June 5, 2025 (clinical rotation) | Clinicals are various daytime hours
  • April 15, 2025- June 5, 2025 (lab rotation) | T/TH | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

*Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, January 9, 2025 from 6-9pm

Spring 2025

March 24, 2025 – August 21, 2025

    • March 25, 2025 – May 14, 2025 (classroom portion) | M/W | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • May 19, 2025 – August 21, 2025 (clinical rotation) | Clinicals are various daytime hours
    • June 24, 2025 – August 21,2025 (lab rotation) | T/TH | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

*Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 6-9pm

Fall 2025

August 18, 2025 – January 15, 2026

    • August 18, 2025 – October 15, 2025 (classroom portion) | M/W | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • October 20, 2025 – January 15, 2026 (clinical rotation) | Clinicals are various daytime hours
    • November 18, 2025 – January 15, 2026 (lab rotation) | T/TH | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

*Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, August 14, 2025 from 6-9pm

Program Manager
Joy Mendez
Allied Health Program Director
PH: 419.998.2981PH: 419.998.2981
FAX: 419.998.2994