Phlebotomy Technician

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Build the knowledge and skills for a career as a phlebotomist, including certification and an optional externship. Get started today!

PROGRAM DURATION:
300 hours/3 months
CERTIFICATIONS:
NHA CPT
COST:
$2,795

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Program Overview

This program prepares you to collect blood specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Over the course of your curriculum, you'll become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. You'll learn terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw, and other engaging topics.

By the end of the course, you'll be prepared to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam using the voucher we'll provide. You'll have the option of a clinical externship to accrue the required work experience.

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

In this self-paced online program, you'll discover the purpose and application of phlebotomy in various health care settings.

You'll learn the diagnostic reasoning, equipment, and techniques used for blood collection, including venipuncture, capillary puncture, and arterial puncture. Additionally, you'll appreciate the ever-evolving use of technology in phlebotomy processing.

Finally, we'll explore critical aspects of quality patient care and legal topics that protect both the patient and the health care professional.

This program includes a registration voucher for the CPT exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). We'll also provide an online study guide and practice exams to help you prepare.

Please note that the NHA has certain eligibility requirements to sit for the CPT exam, including a high school diploma or the equivalent, successful completion of a program like ours, and work experience that includes performing at least 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks on live individuals. Mannequins may not be used to meet these requirements.

This program's optional 40-hour unpaid clinical externship with a local healthcare provider can be a good way to fulfill your experience requirements. You must pass a background check and a drug screen to be eligible, and depending on the requirements of your externship site, you may need to show proof of immunization, 2-step TB test, flu shot, and CPR certification. You'll be responsible for any additional fees involved.

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