Phlebotomy Career Preparation Course

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the Phlebotomy Competency Exam. It is designed to be delivered in a fast-paced classroom and lab setting, and focus on instruction of theory and skills practice. The student will:

  • Review theory and clinical procedures necessary to succeed as a phlebotomist.
  • Complete written examinations based on content learned in class.
  • Develop skills to draw blood for various blood tests for entry-level positions in hospitals, doctor’s office and laboratories.
  • Perform 1 – 2 hours of study each day to prepare for lectures and examinations.

Profession Overview

Once you have successfully passed your licensure exam, you are able to work as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. As a CPT you are able to work in labs, hospitals and nursing facilities by drawing blood from patients. You will be interacting with patients as you draw blood, and staff members when reporting activities and taking patient samples to the lab.

Course Length

40 Hours

Course Fees

Registration Fee $50.00
Tuition $540.00
Total $590.00

Entrance Requirements

  • Next Start date:  October 31st 2017 – November 17th 2017  (Hybrid Schedule – Class meets one day a week)
  • Future start dates can be found in the Perspective Students Tab under Admissions
  • Appointment with Admissions Representative
    • Registration Fee
    • Copy of Driver’s License (at least 18 years old)
    • Copy of Social Security Card
    • Copy of High School Diploma, GED Certificate, Official High School Transcripts and/or Official GED Transcripts
    • Completed Enrollment Application (provided at appointment)
    • Completed Program Policies (provided at appointment)
    • Level II Background Check (Must be completed and submitted to Taylor College prior to beginning class the first day.)

Certification

Once a student has completed the course, they will have the option to apply for the Phlebotomy Competency Exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Prior to applying for the exam, students must complete 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary live sticks and supply documentation to the College. Testing to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician is conducted by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). An application and testing fee must be submitted by the student to NHA prior to receiving a testing date. For more information please visit www.nhanow.com.

Testing Site

Taylor College is a testing site for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Students who submit their application and testing fee to NHA can take the Phlebotomy Competency Exam at the college.

ID Badges

Phlebotomy students performing a clinical externship, who choose to have Taylor College assign you to a clinical facility, must obtain an ID badge. Badges are purchased by the student.

Clinicals

To be eligible for the Phlebotomy Competency Exam, students must complete a total of 40 live sticks (30 venipuncture and 10 capillary) at a facility that has authorized you to conduct this procedure. Clinical options will be provided to qualifying students during their course attendance. Students must register to attend clinicals when the opportunity is provided to them during their course attendance. Note: Clinical setups will not be provided after course completion. Students who wish to attend a clinical site set up by Taylor College must have their Level II Background Check completed and submitted to Taylor College prior to beginning class the first day.

The following instructions are required to be followed for all students completing the background check:

  1. Complete a fingerprinting/background checks by going to the authorized location listed below and submit for screening:
    • Accurate Background Check
      108 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 202, Ocala, Florida 34475
      Phone: 352.291.1155 • Fax: 352.854.8917
      www.accuratebackgroundcheck.com
      *No appointment necessary
  2. A government-issued ID with a picture (i.e. driver’s license, passport) must be presented prior to or at the time of screening.
  3. The cost of the fingerprinting/background is $70.00 and must be paid at the time of screening to Accurate Background Check.

Listed below are requirements of the student performing their Phlebotomy externship:

  • While performing at the facility, the student must wear scrubs or follow the facility’s dress code.
  • While you are at the facility you must adhere to the HIPAA privacy policies.
  • The student is responsible for any actions while in attendance at the facility.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to get documentation from a facility showing that you have completed the required number of live sticks. This documentation must be submitted to the College.

Non-Credit Courses

Taylor College provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success. Students will receive hands-on education through the guidance of qualified faculty, practice, and theory; all reinforced with interaction with professionals in specialized industries.