Phlebotomy Training Program
Challenge yourself to acquire the training, experience, and credentials you need to become a phlebotomist.
Aultman College Corporate and Community Education (ACCE) division’s phlebotomist training program blends 6 weeks of online and in-person lab instruction with an on-site practicum rotation that guarantees your eligibility to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) examination.
Apply by Feb. 15, 2021 to start classes in March!
What is a Phlebotomist?
A phlebotomy technician draws blood from patients/blood donors and performs basic point-of-care testing (ex: checking blood glucose levels). Phlebotomists prepare blood, urine, and other specimens for lab testing and help to explain the blood-drawing procedures to patients. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outlook for phlebotomists is excellent, with job growth predicted to grow much faster than average.
About the Phlebotomy Training Program
The program consists of live/self-paced online instruction, clinical lab activities, and a practicum rotation. Here is the weekly schedule for the first 6 weeks of the program. There are only 2 hours of required on-campus time each week. The remainder is completed live online or at your own pace.
- Monday: Live online instruction 5-7 p.m.
- Tuesday: On-campus lab 5-7 p.m.
- Wednesday: 2 hours of self-paced online work
- Thursday: 2 hours of self-paced online work
- Friday: 2 hours of self-paced online work
After the first 6 weeks of the above schedule, students will complete a practicum rotation. The clinical liaison will work with each student to make a clinical schedule that works best for the student.
Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the certified phlebotomy technician (CPT Exam) through NHA. Learn more about the exam.
Please note this program does not result in transcripted college credit. It is offered through the Corporate and Community Education division of Aultman College.
The all-inclusive program costs $899. This introductory price includes one set of scrubs, the textbook, certification exam fee, background check and fingerprinting, tuberculosis (TB) testing, and CPR certification.
The Aultman College Corporate and Community Education (ACCE) program accepts check or credit card payment via the phone in advance of the program start date. After acceptance, an ACCE representative will be in touch with you to arrange payment.
Students in the phlebotomy program are not eligible for federal or state financial aid to assist with the costs of this program.
Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply for the spring program (runs March 15-April 26, 2021) is Feb. 15, 2021.
The deadline to apply for the summer program (runs July 12-Aug. 23, 2021) is TBD.
To be accepted as a student in the program, you must:
- Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency Certificate.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a photo ID
- Be willing to complete a criminal history background check
- Be willing to provide evidence of the following required immunizations: hepatitis B series vaccine, Tdap, two measles, rubella, mumps, two varicella, 2 step TB test, Influenza Vaccine (cost of TB test is included in the program fee)
- Be willing to provide the results from a drug screening test prior to the beginning of clinical rotations
About the Instructor
Tammy McClish, M.Ed., CMA(AAMA), CPT (NHA), is the director of the Medical Assisting Certificate Program at Aultman College. She has worked in health care for over 30 years as a dental assistant, medical assistant, phlebotomist, staff radiographer, high school career technical education teacher, and associate professor. Read more on her biography page.
For more information on the program, please contact Danielle Zeigler, corporate and community education coordinator, at 330-363-6181 or Danielle.Zeigler@aultmancollege.edu