Phlebotomy Technician Apprenticeship Program — MedCerts

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HI 6100A

Phlebotomy Technician

Apprenticeship Program

Blood and specimen collection are an essential skillset in the world of healthcare, master them in just 11 weeks. Watch our program sneak peek below!

Phlebotomy
12  Weeks
Program Length
CPT
Certification
$30,000
Avg. Starting Salary
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Issuing Authority

This program does NOT meet state licensing or regulatory requirements for Phlebotomy Technicians in the following states: CA, GA or WA.

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As a registered apprenticeship intermediary with the Department of Labor, we handle the heavy lifting, certification training and apprenticeship paperwork

Certified Phlebotomy Technician Online Training

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We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options Starting at $291 Grants Available to Help With

Apprentice participants are promoted to full employees and regular pay rates when they complete their programs

Training Costs $5,000 At Time of Student Enrollment

MedCerts handles all intermediary responsibilities, paperwork and administrative tasks so the organization doesn't have to.

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What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?

Certified Phlebotomy Technicians collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so they can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Specimen tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. You may work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.

55,953
Entry Level Jobs in the US
Phlebotomy Technicians will see available jobs grow 24.5% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 6100A
Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy techs collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so that specimens can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Blood and non-blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. They talk with patients to help them feel less nervous about having their blood drawn. Phlebotomy procedures include verifying the patient’s identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database. Keeping a clean, sanitary, and safe work environment is extremely important so they can avoid infection or contamination. Phlebotomists also assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers.

Phlebotomists work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities. They are usually supervised by a clinical laboratory technologist or other medical professional. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist. This allows a unique opportunity to positively impact patient experience.

The Registered Apprenticeship program is comprised of MedCerts online training programs as well as 2000 hours of on the job training with a sponsoring employer. MedCerts Apprenticeship programs combine class training and “on the job training” to provide individuals the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned with an employer to quickly become a strong contributor in the workplace.

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  1. Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  2. Become familiar with healthcare settings and the role of the phlebotomy technician
  3. Understand the responsibilities of patient care and safety related to preparation and collection complications
  4. Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  5. Appreciate the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA-waived testing
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional .
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

Materials Included

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

Clinical Requirements

  1. 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person, which must be completed within 180 days of passing the CPT exam.
Required Courses
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 6011

Phlebotomy

64 hours
Length
4 Weeks
Duration

Phlebotomy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on specimen collection for diagnostic testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of phlebotomy with emphasis on infection control, safety, communication skills, patient care and preparation, venipuncture equipment and supplies, specimen collection, handling, transport and processing.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key phlebotomy skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

    • Recognize the importance of infection control and safety compliance with diagnostic testing
    • Understand the responsibilities of teamwork and communication skills in the healthcare setting
    • Appreciate the role of the Phlebotomy Technician in patient care, preparation and venipuncture
    • Identify proper organization and utilization of specimen collection equipment and supplies
    • Gain an understanding of blood and non-blood collections, handling, transport and processing
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
Code Course Duration
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 6011 4 Weeks
PS 1011 2 Weeks
Total Program Duration 12 Weeks

Phlebotomy Technician

Job Opportunities

Laboratory Specimen Processor

$22,000 – $36,000
Estimated Salary
Entry Level

Phlebotomy Technician

$35,000 – $37,000
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Laboratory Assistant

$26,000 – $49,000
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. This program is NOT available in the states of California, Georgia or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California, Georgia and Washington.