PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN TRAINING COURSE: We’re located in the Instructional Center (INS) in Health Sciences
Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 281 | Fax: (989) 275-6715
HEALTH SCIENCES OFFICE HOURS
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Closed Friday
Phlebotomy Technicians must like challenge and responsibility. You must be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively. You must be able to deal with patients and be able to calm patients. Safety is key and all safety precautions must be taken to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
A Phlebotomy Technician (Phlebotomist) is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients. The Phlebotomy Technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice for Phlebotomists.
Kirtland’s Phlebotomy Technician course provides online, hands-on and clinical instruction to prepare students to take the AMT certification examination upon successful course completion.
Phlebotomy Training Course Information and Documents
**Attention** Students interested in Kirtland’s Phlebotomy course are requested to call the Student Success Center at ext. 280, and speak with an academic advisor regarding the additional requirements to qualify for this course.
*The Phlebotomy course is offered as a hybrid format combining online and on-campus instruction on the Roscommon campus.
**Immunizations are required prior to the start of the course and are not included in the cost of the course.
Education and Training
A Phlebotomy Technician must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Immunizations are required prior to course start.
Online Coursework: Weeks 1-11
On-campus Labs: Weeks 8 & 11
M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Certification Preparation: Week 15
Jeff Lavender, Instructor
American Medical Technologists (AMT) Medical Technologist
Jeff Lavender is a clinical laboratory technologist. Serving in the U.S. Army for 29 years, he received his training as a lab tech, which includes phlebotomy. He has clinical experience performing phlebotomy in various clinical settings and laboratories, including two years in blood donor centers. He is certified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and The American Medical Technologists (AMT) since 1989. His instructional experience includes five years teaching the Army’s medical laboratory course, many years teaching various leadership programs for the U.S. Army, one year of teaching Immunology at SVSU, and many years as an in-demand speaker at various laboratory professional continuing education programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts, and a Master of Business Administration degree in General Management.
Phlebotomy Technicians are in high-demand. Vacancies have increased significantly as many places need to hire three shifts of technicians.
Earnings for Phlebotomists vary depending on experience, education and skill level. Phlebotomy Technicians are typically paid hourly and it varies by state, shift, schooling and experience. Typical hourly wages for a hospital are $13.50, $15.90 for a private clinic and $13.00 for a physician office laboratory. (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Get your Phlebotomy Technician training at Kirtland Community College and you’ll be ready for a rewarding job and great pay in the high-demand healthcare industry!
2014-15 Program Costs
|Phlebotomy Technician Course||In District||Out of District|
|Tuition and Fees||1,530||1,910|
|Textbooks||100 (College Reading)||100 (College Reading)|
Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:
Associate in Applied Science degrees
- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Roscommon)
- Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
- Health Information Technology (online)
- Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
- Practical Nursing (PN) (Roscommon)
- Surgical Technology (West Branch)
- Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
- Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)
- Davenport University
- Ferris State University
- Franklin University
- Mid Michigan Community College
Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.
Some of the jobs related to our Health Sciences programs:
(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)
- Cardiac Sonographers
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurses
- Surgical Technologists
Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.