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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 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.

    TESTING DATEEXAM TIMEREG. CLOSES
    CPT - August 18, 20173:00pm August 10, 2017
    CPT - September 29, 20173:00pm September 21, 2017
    CPT - October 27, 20173:00pm October 19, 2017
    CPT - November 24, 20173:00pm November 16, 2017
    CPT - December 22, 20173:00pm December 14, 2017

    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 2016/2017 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
    AcP1808 June 03, 2017 June 25, 2017 Closed
    AcP1809 July 22, 2017 August 13, 2017 Closed
    AcP1810 September 23, 2017 October 15, 2017 Open
    AcP1811 November 18, 2017 December 10, 2017 Open
    AcP1812 January 20, 2018 February 11, 2018 Open
    STLAcP Tuesday/Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    AcP1818 June 06, 2017 June 29, 2017 Closed
    AcP1819 July 11, 2017 August 03, 2017 Closed
    AcP1820 August 08, 2017 August 31, 2017 Open
    AcP1821 September 05, 2017 September 28, 2017 Open
    AcP1822 October 03, 2017 October 26, 2017 Open
    AcP1823 October 31, 2017 November 28, 2017 Open
    AcP1824 December 05, 2017 December 28, 2017 Open
    ST. LOUIS CITY SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2016