Certified Phlebotomy Technician (Voucher + Lab Included)

Phlebotomy technicians perform one of the most widely needed duties in healthcare settings - drawing blood from patients. This online course will train you to work as a phlebotomy technician and prepare you for the provisional Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exam offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA). After earning your provisional certification, you will have six months to complete the clinical skills requirements and convert to full certification....

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Certified Phlebotomy Technician (Voucher + Lab Included)

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Course code: GES1010

What you will learn

  • Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control
  • Legal Issues in Healthcare and Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology and Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies
  • Phlebotomy Procedures I & II
  • Phlebotomy Fundamental Essentials

How you will benefit

  • You will learn the theoretical knowledge of a Phlebotomy Technician
  • You will become eligible to attempt the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exams through AECA or the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam through the (NHA).
  • An exam voucher option for either one of the certification exams.
  • You may work with physicians/doctors, nurses, and other healthcare-related professionals.
  • You may opt to either work full-time or apply for part-time positions.
  • Assistance from our Externship Coordinator and access to our Externship Starter Kit

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 150 course hours
  1. Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control
  2. Legal Issues in Healthcare
  3. Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology
  4. Medical Terminology
  5. Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies
  6. Phlebotomy Procedures I & II
  7. Phlebotomy Fundamental Essentials
  8. Lab Video's and Exercises

Jacqueline Garcia holds a Certified Professional Instructor Certification to teach Phlebotomy Technician Program. Ms. Garcia has served as a subject matter expert for the Phlebotomy textbook. She has also developed curriculum for phlebotomy technician programs for career schools and is actively involved in teaching phlebotomy technician at several career schools. She is an active member of AECA as a Certified Professional in Phlebotomy.

Prerequisites:

To take this online course, you should have one of the following: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, entrance test, or previous healthcare experience. You must also be at least 16 years of age or older to enroll in the Lab Included course. Students under 18 years of age are required to obtain signed parental consent on the Release Agreement for enrollment and acknowledgment of responsibility.

To qualify for the certification exam, a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Please check with your state for any specific requirements they might have before registering.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: Works Only on Puffin Browser.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in the enrollment. If you selected the Lab Included course, and are at least 16 years of age or older, the following materials will be shipped to you once the Release Agreement has been signed and returned:

  • Phlebotomy Technician Lab Kit
    • Simulation Arm
    • Practice Needles

Note: Students under 18 years of age are required to obtain signed parental consent on the Release Agreement for enrollment and acknowledgment of responsibility.

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exam, offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA), and the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Upon completion, you may choose to receive one voucher for either the (CPTS) or (CPT) Certification exam. If you choose AECA's CPTS exam voucher, you will also receive a voucher for AECA's Bloodborne Pathogen Prevention Exam at no additional cost.

Phlebotomy technicians perform one of the most widely needed duties in healthcare settings—drawing blood from patients. They collect blood samples, and they prepare them for testing in the lab to help diagnose health conditions and illnesses. Phlebotomy technicians are also responsible for preparing lab equipment, explaining blood draw procedures to patients, calming those who may be nervous, taking blood pressure and pulse readings, collecting fluids properly, sterilizing equipment after use, and updating patient medical records.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start as soon as you are ready and finish at your own pace. When you register, you will receive six months to complete the course.

Most of the time, these titles are used interchangeably by employers. However, the term phlebotomist can also be used to identify a phlebotomy technician who has undergone more training and has more experience. In this case, both will work with patients in the lab, draw blood, and take care of equipment and samples, but a phlebotomist may also supervise other phlebotomy technicians.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for phlebotomy technicians is $36,320. The top 10% of people in this profession currently make over $50,000 in annual salary. Outpatient care centers and medical diagnostic labs tend to pay slightly higher salaries than physicians' offices, hospitals, and ambulatory healthcare services.

You will need professional training to enter a career as a phlebotomy technician. This online course will provide you with the training and skills to begin working as a phlebotomy technician. In addition, you will be prepared for the provisional Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exam offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA). After earning your provisional certification, you will have six months to complete the clinical skills requirements and convert to full certification.

There are a lot of great options when it comes to phlebotomy certification. This course will prepare you for two industry-recognized certification exams in the country—the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exam offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA) or the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). A voucher for the exam of your choice will be provided at the end of your course. It is also a good idea to do some of your own research on each of these certifications to determine the best one for you.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

If you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also be assigned a Student Advisor for academic support.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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