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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 - May 10, 20193:00pm May 02, 2019
    CPT - June 07, 20193:00pm May 30, 2019
    CPT - July 12, 20193:00pm July 04, 2019
    CPT - August 09, 20193:00pm August 01, 2019
    CPT - September 06, 20193:00pm August 29, 2019
    CPT - October 11, 20193:00pm October 03, 2019
    CPT - November 08, 20193:00pm October 31, 2019
    CPT - December 13, 20193:00pm December 05, 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 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 2019/2020 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
    AcP3015 March 02, 2019 March 24, 2019 Closed
    AcP3016 March 30, 2019 April 27, 2019 Closed
    AcP3017 May 04, 2019 May 26, 2019 Open
    AcP3018 June 01, 2019 June 23, 2019 Open
    AcP3019 June 29, 2019 July 21, 2019 Open
    AcP3020 July 27, 2019 August 18, 2019 Open
    AcP3021 August 24, 2019 September 15, 2019 Open
    AcP3022 September 21, 2019 October 13, 2019 Open
    AcP3023 October 19, 2019 November 10, 2019 Open
    AcP3024 November 16, 2019 December 08, 2019 Open
    AcP3025 December 14, 2019 January 05, 2020 Open
    STLAcP Tuesday/Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    AcP2937 March 12, 2019 April 04, 2019 Closed
    AcP2938 April 09, 2019 May 02, 2019 Closed
    AcP2939 May 07, 2019 May 30, 2019 Open
    AcP2940 June 04, 2019 June 27, 2019 Open
    AcP2941 July 02, 2019 July 30, 2019 Open
    AcP2942 August 06, 2019 August 29, 2019 Open
    AcP2943 September 03, 2019 September 26, 2019 Open
    AcP2944 October 01, 2019 October 24, 2019 Open
    AcP2945 October 29, 2019 November 21, 2019 Open
    AcP2946 November 26, 2019 December 26, 2019 Open
    AcP2947 January 07, 2020 January 30, 2020 Open
    ST. LOUIS SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2017