The Phlebotomy program includes theory and practical training within the institution. We have the facilities, equipment and people with excellent qualifications that will help you to become an excellent Phlebotomist. This program objective is to prepare the student to be able to obtain an adequate and correct blood specimens with venipuncture techniques, classify laboratory tubes, preparing blood smears, and urinalysis while maintaining the integrity of the specimens in relations to the test, to be preformed and labeling specimen accurately and completely.
After completion of the program the student will take the National Healthcareer Association exam that will certify you as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
All applicants must be 17 years old of age. (if the applicant is under 18 years old, the student Enrollment Agreement must be approved and signed by her/his Parent or Guardian).
In order to successfully complete the program you are required to complete the clinical skills practice, most of our students who are uncomfortable around needles usually overcome these feelings throughout the program since they are practicing in a comfortable and controlled environment.
• Do practice drawing blood in class?
Yes! Before practicing on people, all of our students are required to first practice on the phlebotomy arm. After you are comfortable with it and your instructor sees you’re following procedures, you go on to drawing from real people!
• What needles do we practice with?
Throughout our phlebotomy program you will learn the 3 most types of needle: 21G, 22G and 23G.
• Where can I work as a phlebotomist?
Once you are licensed you can work in hospitals, labs, plasma centers, clinics, urgent care centers, agencies, retirement homes, freelance and many more!
• I want to learn how to do IV, do have that certification?
The IV certification is not part of our program, but if you want to learn how to do it all of our instructors would be happy to help you.
• I already know how to draw blood because I’m an RN in a different country. Do I need to take this class?
Each country has different requirements and procedures,In order to work as a phlebotomist in the United States you must complete your training in your state or have a national license.
• My license is about to expire, what do I have to do?
You must complete CE hours/credits and apply them to your license, and pay the renewal fee. You can see how to do that here
• My license already expired. What can I do?
How long ago did it expire? Who was the accrediting institution? As long as it has not been expired for more than a year you can still renew it! Bear in mind that the reactivation fee might be a little more expensive. If it has been expired for more than a year, please contact us so we can help you further.
Payment plansHere at Florida Health Care Academy we offer a variety of payment options in order to best accommodate to your financial needs. All of our payment plans are tailored to each individual, whether you prefer paying bi-weekly, or every Monday, we'll find a way to help you make your dreams come true.
All of our payment plans require a $200 down payment at the moment of enrollment.
*All payments are based on an average payment. The amount could fluctuate depending on the balance of each student.
The rate for our PHL program is 5 payments of $150*
The rate for our PHL program is 10 payments of $75*
The bi-weekly rate for our PHL program is 3 payments of $250*
The bi-weekly rate for our PHL program is 5 payments of $150*