Phlebotomy | Mercy College


This program is offered:
location Toledo Campus

Phlebotomy involves the collection of routine venipuncture and dermal blood samples for laboratory testing, transfusions, research, and blood donations. This comprehensive eight-week program includes classroom and laboratory instruction as well as clinical experience. Students must have the manual dexterity required to perform blood draws and other lab procedures.
The job outlook for phlebotomists indicates a 25% projected growth from 2014 through 2024, much faster than average for other occupations.  Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other healthcare sites will continue to require skilled phlebotomists as members of the healthcare team. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median wages for phlebotomists are $14.74 hourly and $30,670 annually as of May 2014.  
Course overview:
The course offers content pertaining to routine venipuncture and dermal techniques; non-blood collection procedures; proper specimen handling; safety and infection control; venipuncture equipment; complications; medical ethics; confidentiality; and effective communication. Students will also learn about the function of a full-service laboratory. The clinical experience is scheduled as if it were a full-time job (day shift, Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day, no evenings or weekend hours). Students who successfully complete the lecture, lab and clinical components of this program will be eligible to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Phlebotomy Certification Exam. The fee for this exam is included in the cost of the program.  
Admission requirements:
Students must possess a high school diploma or GED. Students must be 18 years old to attend this program. Students must complete a criminal background check, health and drug screen. Students failing to clear criminal background checks, health and/or drug screens may be ineligible for the program. This program does allow for conditional/provisional acceptance into the program pending the results of their criminal background check, health and/or drug screen. Prospective students with concerns about the criminal background check, health and/or drug screen requirements are encouraged to speak with the program lead (Tim Christman, 419-251-1816) to determine eligibility before acceptance into the program. 
Out of pocket expenses include: 
Background check, fingerprinting and drug screen, as well as health requirements, and scrubs to wear at the clinical experience.
Course dates and times:

Spring - 2018: Class is full.
Summer - 2018: Class is full.

Fall - 2018
September 11 - October 12, 2018. Followed by 100 hours of clinical hours.
Classes will be held Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and includes classroom and lab instructions as well as clinical experience.
Online applications ($25 application fee) for Fall 2018 will be accepted beginning June 1. 
Total Program Cost: $2,295
Student drug screening, fingerprinting & background checks must be completed one week before the first day of class. Cost includes textbook, lab supplies, liability insurance, and NCCT national exam fee. Costs associated with health requirements, drug screening, fingerprinting, background check, and clinical scrubs are at the student’s expense. 
Process for Application and Enrollment
  1. Complete online application (available June 1)
  2. Submit enrollment fee of $125
  3. Pay remaining balance of enrollment ($2,170) prior to start of classes

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