PHB Phlebotomy Technician

The Phlebotomy Technician Program is a 120-hour classroom phase and followed by a minimum 100-hour / 120 unaided collections externship at a CLIA approved clinical site. Successful completion of the classroom and clinical externship will result in a Certificate of Completion in a Phlebotomy Technician Program.

The curriculum captures current phlebotomy techniques to prepare students for certification exams and success in their future practice. With the latest information on safety, instrumentation, laboratory information systems, legal issues, and diagnostic tests, students can handle the full range of issues and contingencies that this field demands. The program begins with an introduction to the healthcare setting, including infection control and quality assurance. It then instills an understanding of medical terminology and body systems with their associated disorders and diagnostic tests, setting the foundation for detailed descriptions/application of common blood collection procedures. Students close out the classroom phase of the program by learning about special procedures, including non-blood specimen collection, point-of-care tests, and arterial puncture procedures. Most importantly, students always practice what they have learned in the AMTI skill labs. Critical real-world experience is gained at each student’s assigned clinical externship. Students, however, must be willing and flexible to comply with the schedule associated with or identified by the externship site. 

Students should plan in advance for the exam fee of $135.00 which is required by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) to obtain the national phlebotomy certification of PBT(ASCP).  As a graduate of this program, the student is then a candidate, who may apply to obtain the PBT(ASCP) if qualified. By obtaining a designation of PBT(ASCP), you will demonstrate to employers that you are competent to carry out your responsibilities in this critical profession.  There are other certifications for Phlebotomy Technicians in the industry; however, ASCP’s certification, long considered the “gold standard,” is sought out by seven times more lab professionals than any other professional healthcare industry credentialing organization.  As such, the ASCP states that lab professionals holding an ASCP certification enjoy better job prospects, higher salaries and the respect of colleagues.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

  1. Develop knowledge of basic science concepts applicable to phlebotomy procedures.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
  3. Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology in order to relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
  4. Demonstrate basic understanding of age-specific or psycho‚Äźsocial considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various age groups of patients.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy.
  7. Communicate (verbally and nonverbally) effectively and appropriately in the workplace.
  8. Develop critical thinking and psychomotor skills sufficient to perform phlebotomy techniques and procedures such as specimen collecting, processing, handling, and transportation efficiently and accurately with minimum supervision.
  9. Knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents and computer applications.
  10. Active awareness of potential laboratory hazards, infection control, and safety concerns.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES:

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (Included in tuition):

  1. Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th Edition, by R. E. McCall and C. M. Tankersley
  2. Student Workbook for Phlebotomy, 6th Edition, by R. E. McCall and C. M. Tankersley

POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

Vocational opportunities as a Phlebotomist are within almost any healthcare setting, such as hospitals, independent laboratories, blood banks, plasma centers, physicians’ offices, home health care agencies, health clinics, and even outside a healthcare setting, such as working for a life insurance company. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 25 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork. Blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors, and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis. The number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform. There will be greater demand for blood tests and other bloodwork-related services, increasing the need for phlebotomists.

 

TUITION, COST AND FEES:

 

Course Tuition                                                $1,800.00

Administrative Fee                                             $200.00

Clinical Fee                                                          $30.00

Supply Fee                                                           $20.00

Technology Fee                                                    $15.00

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Total program cost due to AMTI                   $2,065.00

Tuition includes: textbooks, lab materials, CPR/FA, TB Skin Test, uniform top and supplies.

 

Additional costs not included and not payable to AMTI (subject to change):

My Clinical Exchange Orientation Fee*         $36.50 (payable to My Clinical Exchange)

ASCP National Certification Exam                $135 (payable to ASCP)

AMT National Certification Exam                 $120 (payable to AMT)

DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card**                 $67 (payable to Department of Public Safety)

Health Physical for Health Declaration          $20 (approx.)

Black Scrub Pants                                           $15 (approx.)

Immunizations (if not up-to-date)                  Costs will vary. Consult a healthcare professional.

*My Clinical Exchange Orientation is required and must be complete prior to proceeding to clinical externship.

** Many employers require fingerprint clearance prior to employment. Some externship sites may require you to obtain clearance before approval of your externship.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS: 

  1. Pay cost in full upon registration. No finance or setup fees. Total cost $2,065.
  2. Balance of tuition options:

Option 1:                2 Payments. Down payment of $1,065 with the balance of $1,000 due the first week or weekend of class. Total cost $2,065.

Option 2:                3 Monthly Payments. Down payment of $445.00, followed by 3 monthly payments of $550. Down payment includes $30 finance fee. Total cost $2,095.

Option 3:                6 Monthly Payments. Down payment of $445.00, followed by 6 monthly payments of $275. Down payment includes $30 finance fee. Total cost $2,095.

Option 4:                Pay the full tuition through a Mountain American Credit Union Educational Line of Credit. Requires application, qualification and approval through MACU. Application and requirements must be completed and submitted within 2 weeks of the start of the class.

 

 


Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 11/18/2019
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Nov 18, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
Seats Available: 8
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments: No Class 11/28 and 11/29 for Thanksgiving
Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 01/06/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Jan 6, 2020 - Feb 7, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING PHB 01/20/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Jan 20, 2020 - Mar 9, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 02/17/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Feb 17, 2020 - Mar 20, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING PHB 03/02/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Mar 2, 2020 - Jun 29, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 03/30/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Mar 30, 2020 - May 1, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING PHB 04/13/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Apr 13, 2020 - Nov 9, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 05/11/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: May 11, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments: No Class May 25th
Session ID: EVENING PHB 05/26/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: May 26, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments: No Class May 25th
Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 06/22/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Jun 22, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING PHB 07/06/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Jul 6, 2020 - Aug 4, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 08/03/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Aug 3, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING PHB 08/17/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Aug 17, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments: No Class Sept 7th
Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 09/14/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Sep 14, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING PHB 09/28/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Sep 28, 2020 - Nov 5, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME PHB 10/19/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Oct 19, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING PHB 11/09/2020
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Nov 9, 2020 - Dec 17, 2020
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $1800.00
Fees: $265.00
Price: $2065.00
Comments: No Class November 26th for Thanksgiving