January 11, 2021
March 10, 2021

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)

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
  • BLS CPR certification
    Must be American Heart Association

Course completion

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.

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.

*IAPS Certification:
(614) 878-7751
Credential: CPT (IAPS)
Cost: $150

ASCP Certification: (Eligibility: Route 2)
Credential: PBT (ASCP) – Phlebotomy Technician
Cost: $135

*NHA Certification:
Credential: CPT (NHA)
Cost: $117

*Certification tests are held at Apollo


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


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.

19-20 additional estimated cost sheet

January 11, 2021 – March 10, 2021
M/W | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
*Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, January 7, 2021, from 6p-9p

March 29, 2021 – May 19, 2021
M/W | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
*Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 6p-9p

Program Manager
Jessica Sanders
Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting, and Medical Insurance Specialist Manager
PH: 419.998.2930PH: 419.998.2930
FAX: 419.998.2994