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Accelerated Phlebotomy

  • Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Level: Intermediate (requires prior clinical or education experience)
  • Location: On-Site

This is a 4-week phlebotomy course that provides the experienced student with additional skills and training in order to succeed in the healthcare field as a phlebotomist or other healthcare professional. This course is intended to compliment the student's current medical training and/or experience. This course contains lecture, discussion, and practical instruction. The student must demonstrate proficient phlebotomy skills and knowledge equivalent to the Phlebotomy program but in a shorter timeframe. This class is intended for students with prior medical training, related education, or clinical experience. Call our office at (314) 881-8346 to see if you are eligible. If you are not eligible or would appreciate more in depth coverage of the field, please look into our Phlebotomy program.

Our instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of types of blood drawing techniques, safety standards, basic anatomy and physiology.

The following is a list of topics covered in class.

  • HIPAA and Patient 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

  • Accelerated Phlebotomy Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency
  • Experience or Education in Healthcare or a related field
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    The Accelerated Phlebotomy program consists of the three following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments
    Two sessions per week for 4 weeks. Each session is 3 hours long. Introduction to the lab and live sticks. One midterm test on chapter material mid-way through the program.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor. Mechanics of equipment and specimen handling. One comprehensive multiple-choice final examination.
    A student manual is provided to you to supplement in-class material. Techniques of venipuncture and tips and tricks of the trade. Final skills evaluation at the end of the program to assess career-readiness.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the 4-Week Accelerated Phlebotomy course.

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

    The St. Louis School of Phlebotomy is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Students who have successfully completed the Accelerated Phlebotomy program and completed the minimum number of procedures required by the NHA may choose to sit for an accredited national certification 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. If you desire certification and are unable to complete the minimum number of procedures on your own, please let us know prior to enrollment and additional skills sessions will be scheduled after successful completion of the program.

    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 two payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the Accelerated Phlebotomy program at STLSP:

    Plan A Plan B
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $300 $150
    Week 2 $100 $150
    Week 3 $100 $150
    Week 4 $100 $150

    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, STLSP 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 Accelerated Phlebotomy Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 4 weeks.

    STLAcP Saturday/Sunday Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    AcP4998 October 30, 2021 November 21, 2021 Closed
    AcP4999 November 27, 2021 December 19, 2021 Closed
    AcP5000 January 08, 2022 January 30, 2022 Open
    AcP5516 February 05, 2022 February 27, 2022 Open
    AcP5517 March 05, 2022 March 27, 2022 Open
    AcP5518 April 02, 2022 April 30, 2022 Open
    AcP5519 May 07, 2022 May 29, 2022 Open
    AcP5520 June 04, 2022 July 02, 2022 Open
    AcP5521 July 09, 2022 July 31, 2022 Open
    AcP5522 August 06, 2022 August 28, 2022 Open
    AcP5523 September 03, 2022 September 25, 2022 Open
    AcP5524 October 01, 2022 October 23, 2022 Open
    AcP5525 October 29, 2022 November 20, 2022 Open
    AcP5526 November 26, 2022 December 18, 2022 Open
    STLAcP Tuesday/Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    AcP5010 October 12, 2021 November 04, 2021 Closed
    AcP5011 November 09, 2021 December 07, 2021 Closed
    AcP5012 December 14, 2021 January 06, 2022 Open
    AcP5527 January 18, 2022 February 10, 2022 Open
    AcP5528 February 15, 2022 March 10, 2022 Open
    AcP5529 March 15, 2022 April 07, 2022 Open
    AcP5530 April 12, 2022 May 05, 2022 Open
    AcP5531 May 10, 2022 June 02, 2022 Open
    AcP5532 June 07, 2022 June 30, 2022 Open
    AcP5533 July 12, 2022 August 04, 2022 Open
    AcP5534 August 09, 2022 September 01, 2022 Open
    AcP5535 September 13, 2022 October 06, 2022 Open
    AcP5536 October 11, 2022 November 03, 2022 Open
    AcP5537 November 08, 2022 December 06, 2022 Open
    AcP5538 December 13, 2022 January 05, 2023 Open
    ST. LOUIS SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2017