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Phlebotomy Technician Training

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

Program AdvisorS

Anne Essmaker, Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416

Shawn Ott, Academic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426


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.

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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.


Phlebotomy Training at Kirtland Community College15-Week Hybrid Course
6 Credit Hours
Roscommon Campus

Online Coursework: Weeks 1-11

On-campus Labs: Weeks 8 & 11

Clinical Experience:
Weeks 12-14
M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Certification Preparation: Week 15

Jeff Lavender, Instructor
American Medical Technologists (AMT) Medical Technologist

Instructor Bio

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 Class Costs

Phlebotomy Technician CourseIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees1,5301,910
Textbooks100 (College Reading)100 (College Reading)
Miscellaneous Expenses150150

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)

Partnership Programs

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Mid Michigan Community College

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