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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: $100
    • Books and Supplies: $100
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    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 Plan C
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $340 $175 $350
    Week 2 $120 $175 $0
    Week 3 $120 $175 $350
    Week 4 $120 $175 $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, 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 2024/2025 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
    AcP6333 October 07, 2023 October 29, 2023 Closed
    AcP6334 November 25, 2023 December 17, 2023 Closed
    AcP7591 February 24, 2024 March 17, 2024 Closed
    AcP7592 April 13, 2024 May 05, 2024 Open
    AcP7593 June 01, 2024 June 23, 2024 Open
    AcP7594 July 27, 2024 August 18, 2024 Open
    AcP7595 September 14, 2024 October 06, 2024 Open
    AcP7596 November 02, 2024 November 24, 2024 Open
    STLAcP Tuesday/Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    AcP6341 July 11, 2023 August 03, 2023 Closed
    AcP6343 September 05, 2023 September 28, 2023 Closed
    AcP7597 January 30, 2024 February 22, 2024 Closed
    AcP7598 March 19, 2024 April 11, 2024 Open
    AcP7599 May 07, 2024 May 30, 2024 Open
    AcP7600 June 25, 2024 July 23, 2024 Open
    AcP7601 August 20, 2024 September 12, 2024 Open
    AcP7602 October 08, 2024 October 31, 2024 Open
    AcP7603 December 03, 2024 January 02, 2025 Open
    ST. LOUIS SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2017