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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

  • Phlebotomy Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

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    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.

    No dates scheduled. Please call the office

    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 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (data retrieved September 11, 2016).

    Upcoming 2021/2022 7 Week Phlebotomy Schedule

    PLB classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks / CPT classes meet twice a week for 7 weeks and DO NOT have an externship week.

    KSPCPT Saturday/Sunday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    CPT 5644 January 08, 2022 February 20, 2022 Open
    CPT 5645 March 05, 2022 April 23, 2022 Open
    CPT 5646 May 07, 2022 June 25, 2022 Open
    CPT 5647 July 09, 2022 August 21, 2022 Open
    CPT 5648 September 03, 2022 October 16, 2022 Open
    CPT 5649 October 29, 2022 December 11, 2022 Open
    KSPCPT Wednesday/Friday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    CPT 5650 January 19, 2022 March 04, 2022 Open
    CPT 5651 March 09, 2022 April 22, 2022 Open
    CPT 5652 April 27, 2022 June 10, 2022 Open
    CPT 5653 June 15, 2022 July 29, 2022 Open
    CPT 5654 August 03, 2022 September 16, 2022 Open
    CPT 5655 September 21, 2022 November 04, 2022 Open
    CPT 5656 November 09, 2022 December 30, 2022 Open
    KSPPLB Monday/Wednesday Evenings 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB 4667 September 20, 2021 October 27, 2021 Closed
    PLB 4668 November 01, 2021 December 13, 2021 Closed
    PLB 4669 December 20, 2021 January 26, 2022 Open
    KSPPLB Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB 5657 February 07, 2022 March 16, 2022 Open
    PLB 5658 March 21, 2022 April 27, 2022 Open
    PLB 5659 May 02, 2022 June 13, 2022 Open
    PLB 5660 June 15, 2022 July 27, 2022 Open
    PLB 5661 August 01, 2022 September 12, 2022 Open
    PLB 5662 September 19, 2022 October 26, 2022 Open
    PLB 5663 October 31, 2022 December 19, 2022 Open
    PLB 5664 December 19, 2022 January 30, 2023 Open
    KSPPLB Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB 4675 September 07, 2021 October 14, 2021 Closed
    PLB 4676 October 19, 2021 November 30, 2021 Closed
    PLB 4677 December 07, 2021 January 13, 2022 Open
    PLB 5665 January 18, 2022 March 03, 2022 Open
    PLB 5666 March 08, 2022 April 14, 2022 Open
    PLB 5667 April 26, 2022 June 02, 2022 Open
    PLB 5668 June 07, 2022 July 14, 2022 Open
    PLB 5669 July 19, 2022 August 25, 2022 Open
    PLB 5670 September 06, 2022 October 13, 2022 Open
    PLB 5671 October 18, 2022 November 29, 2022 Open
    PLB 5672 December 13, 2022 January 19, 2023 Open
    KSPPLB Wednesday/Friday Mornings 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB 5673 January 12, 2022 February 18, 2022 Open
    PLB 5674 February 23, 2022 April 01, 2022 Open
    PLB 5675 April 06, 2022 May 13, 2022 Open
    PLB 5676 May 25, 2022 July 01, 2022 Open
    PLB 5677 July 06, 2022 August 12, 2022 Open
    PLB 5678 August 24, 2022 September 30, 2022 Open
    PLB 5679 October 05, 2022 November 11, 2022 Open
    PLB 5680 November 30, 2022 January 06, 2023 Open
    KANSAS CITY SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2021