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7-Week Phlebotomy

  • Next Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site, Externship Location

All of our phlebotomy training classes are comprehensive and emphasizes a “hands-on” method – each student will draw blood at least once in every class. These draws will be performed with supervision on other class members. Our instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of phlebotomy techniques. In addition, you will learn the “tricks of the trade” that will help with special patients and difficult draws.

Our Phlebotomy Program provides the student with skills and training in order to succeed as a phlebotomist. This course contains 6-weeks of lecture, discussion, and practical instruction in the lab, followed by a 40-hour clinical externship at a local patient service center, hospital or clinic. The hours of the externship are site-specific but are usually done over the space of one week, Monday through Friday. This is a larger time commitment but the externship is a valuable clinical experience. Please contact our office if you have any questions about course requirements or time commitments.

Our experienced instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of blood drawing techniques, safety standards, basic anatomy and physiology, and other areas such as:

Phlebotomy program content includes:

  • HIPAA and Patient's Rights
  • Universal Precautions and Safety
  • Venipuncture with Vacutainers, Butterflies and Syringes
  • Finger and Heel Sticks
  • Blood and Blood Components
  • Medical Laboratory Terminology
  • Test Tubes – Uses, Additives and Order of Draw
  • Professionalism
  • Special Procedures - Bleeding Times, Blood Cultures, Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Difficult Draws – Tricks of the Trade

    The 7-Week phlebotomy program consists of the four following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments Clinical Externship
    Two sessions per week for 6-weeks. Each session is 4 hours and features about 2 hours of lecture each session. Introduction to the lab with hands-on skills and live venipunctures. 4 quizzes based on chapter material are required and given throughout the program. After completion of the 6-week on-site portion, a 1-week clinical externship will be assigned.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor. Mechanics of equipment and specimen handling are taught alongside techniques of venipuncture. A comprehensive multiple-choice final examination is given prior to externship. Students must complete all 40 clinical externship hours to be awarded your certificate. A booklet is provided for assessment and hours logging.
    A book is provided to you for reference during and after the program. A focus on professionalism and patient care prepares students for the real-world setting. Final skills evaluation on venipuncture technique and professionalism is performed prior to externship. Various factors are considered in externship placement, including progress in the program, payment compliance, attendance, and student preference.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the Phlebotomy program.

    • Registration Fee: $50
    • Tuition: $500
    • Laboratory Fee: $75
    • Textbook Fee: $25
    • Externship Fee: $100
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    Externships are performed at clinical facilities which have agreed to partner with KCSP to provide students with the opportunity to not only fulfill the required clinical hours, but to interact with patients and other healthcare professionals in a real-world clinical environment where skills are put in context. This placement is completely coordinated by KCSP's externship coordinator and students are assigned to sites based on a number of factors, including attendance, payment compliance, progress in the program, and student preference. Students should plan on having a full week of availability the two weeks immediately following the end date of the class in order to attend externship, which is performed Monday through Friday during the operational hours of the clinical site, which typically fall somewhere between 6am to 6pm.

    Externship placements are throughout the greater Kansas City area and the states of Missouri and Kansas. The requirements of each clinical facility vary but typically include a TB test, drug screen, criminal background check showing no crimial history, while others may also have additional requirements such as a lab coat, health assessment, immunization records, or other records.

    The Kansas City School of Phlebotomy is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Students who have successfully completed the Phlebotomy Program will be given the option to sit for an accredited national examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). This is optional and employment is not contingent upon successful completion, although it may make an individual more competitive in the job market.

    CPT - November 09, 20183:00pm November 01, 2018
    CPT - December 14, 20183:00pm December 06, 2018
    CPT - January 11, 20193:00pm January 03, 2019

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the Phlebotomy program at KCSP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $350 $100 $225
    Week 2 $70 $120 $0
    Week 3 $70 $120 $225
    Week 4 $70 $120 $0
    Week 5 $70 $120 $250
    Week 6 $70 $120 $0

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, KCSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts Phlebotomists
    2015 Median Pay $31,630 per year ($15.21 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 112,700
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 25% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 28,100

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at (data retrieved September 11, 2016).

    Upcoming 2018/2019 7-Week Phlebotomy Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

    KSPPLB Monday/Wednesday Evenings 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    PLB2466 September 17, 2018 October 24, 2018 Closed
    PLB2467 October 29, 2018 December 05, 2018 Closed
    PLB2468 December 10, 2018 January 28, 2019 Open
    PLB2846 February 04, 2019 March 13, 2019 Open
    PLB2847 March 18, 2019 April 24, 2019 Open
    PLB2848 April 29, 2019 June 10, 2019 Open
    PLB2849 June 17, 2019 July 29, 2019 Open
    PLB2850 August 05, 2019 September 16, 2019 Open
    PLB2851 September 23, 2019 October 30, 2019 Open
    PLB2852 November 04, 2019 December 16, 2019 Open
    KSPPLB Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    PLB2457 September 04, 2018 October 11, 2018 Closed
    PLB2458 October 16, 2018 November 27, 2018 Closed
    PLB2459 December 04, 2018 January 17, 2019 Open
    PLB2460 January 22, 2019 February 28, 2019 Open
    PLB2888 March 05, 2019 April 11, 2019 Open
    PLB2889 April 23, 2019 May 30, 2019 Open
    PLB2890 June 04, 2019 July 16, 2019 Open
    PLB2891 July 30, 2019 September 05, 2019 Open
    PLB2892 September 10, 2019 October 17, 2019 Open
    PLB2893 October 22, 2019 December 03, 2019 Open
    PLB2894 December 10, 2019 January 23, 2020 Open
    KSPPLB Wednesday/Friday Mornings 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    PLB2449 August 22, 2018 September 28, 2018 Closed
    PLB2450 October 03, 2018 November 09, 2018 Closed
    PLB2451 November 28, 2018 January 04, 2019 Open
    PLB2490 January 09, 2019 February 15, 2019 Open
    PLB2776 February 20, 2019 March 29, 2019 Open
    PLB2777 April 03, 2019 May 10, 2019 Open
    PLB2778 May 29, 2019 July 05, 2019 Open
    PLB2779 July 10, 2019 August 16, 2019 Open
    PLB2780 August 28, 2019 October 04, 2019 Open
    PLB2781 October 09, 2019 November 15, 2019 Open
    PLB2782 November 20, 2019 January 08, 2020 Open