This course series prepares students to sit for the national certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomist (COT). Phlebotomists typically draw blood and collect other specimens such as urine, throat cultures and stool cultures. They may also carry out other related clerical and routine lab tasks (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived) and enter results into the computer.
Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be prepared to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomist (CPT).
Certifying Organization: National Healthcareer Association
Certification exam cost: $115
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High School Diploma or GED. Students must be computer literate and have Internet access. Clinical eligibility is in part dependent upon a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Cost of the test is the responsibility of the student. Clinical is necessary to meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the national certification examination.
Students must consent to having blood drawn by their classmates during training. HIPAA Training, CPR and First Aid classes REQUIRE 100% attendance. Students arriving late to class will not be admitted. Late arrival to, or early exit from, class will also result in a failing grade and no refund. Students will then be required to retake the class at their expense.
Students must submit the following paperwork at specified times. Completing items too early can result in students having to redo the clinical tests or drug tests. Details and dates regarding this paperwork will be presented at the orientation:
Negative PPD (six months) or negative chest x-ray less than one year old
Positive titer or proof of vaccination/immunity for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella
Current flu vaccine
Hepatitis B vaccination or declination form
Tetanus shot (less than ten years)
Copy of health insurance card
Copy of high school diploma or GED
Clinical eligibility is, in part, dependent upon a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Cost of testing is the responsibility of the student. Go to http://precheck.com/ for more information.
Program Course Sequence
1. Medical Terminology for Health Occupations: AHE 534
2. HIPAA Training: AHC 360 Or HIPAA Training Online: AHL 719
- Textbook/Materials: Handouts Online
3. CPR for Health Care Providers: AHE 805
- BLS for Health Care Providers; American Heart Association; 2nd Edition; 1616690399; $15.20
4. Phlebotomy: AHE 525
- Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th Edition; published by Wolter’s Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1605476374; $87.25
5. Venipuncture Clinical: AHL 674
- Tuition/Fees: $1775 - $1795 (Tuition-$597 /Fees- $1178-$1198)
- Textbook/Materials: $170.40