All of our phlebotomy training classes are comprehensive and emphasizes a “hands-on” method – each student will draw blood at least once in every class. These draws will be performed with supervision on other class members. Our instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of phlebotomy techniques. In addition, you will learn the “tricks of the trade” that will help with special patients and difficult draws.
Our Phlebotomy Program provides the student with skills and training in order to succeed as a phlebotomist. This course contains 6-weeks of lecture, discussion, and practical instruction in the lab, followed by a 40-hour clinical externship at a local patient service center, hospital or clinic. The hours of the externship are site-specific but are usually done over the space of one week, Monday through Friday. This is a larger time commitment but the externship is a valuable clinical experience. Please contact our office if you have any questions about course requirements or time commitments.
Our experienced instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of blood drawing techniques, safety standards, basic anatomy and physiology, and other areas such as:
Phlebotomy program content includes:
The 7-Week phlebotomy program consists of the four following parts:
|Lecture||Skills Lab||Assessments||Clinical Externship|
|Two sessions per week for 6-weeks. Each session is 4 hours and features about 2 hours of lecture each session.||Introduction to the lab with hands-on skills and live venipunctures.||4 quizzes based on chapter material are required and given throughout the program.||After completion of the 6-week on-site portion, a 1-week clinical externship will be assigned.|
|Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor.||Mechanics of equipment and specimen handling are taught alongside techniques of venipuncture.||A comprehensive multiple-choice final examination is given prior to externship.||Students must complete all 40 clinical externship hours to be awarded your certificate. A booklet is provided for assessment and hours logging.|
|A book is provided to you for reference during and after the program.||A focus on professionalism and patient care prepares students for the real-world setting.||Final skills evaluation on venipuncture technique and professionalism is performed prior to externship.||Various factors are considered in externship placement, including progress in the program, payment compliance, attendance, and student preference.|
The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the Phlebotomy program.
- Registration Fee: $50
- Tuition: $500
- Laboratory Fee: $75
- Textbook Fee: $25
- Externship Fee: $100
Externships are performed at clinical facilities which have agreed to partner with CSP to provide students with the opportunity to not only fulfill the required clinical hours, but to interact with patients and other healthcare professionals in a real-world clinical environment where skills are put in context. This placement is completely coordinated by CSP's externship coordinator and students are assigned to sites based on a number of factors, including attendance, payment compliance, progress in the program, and student preference. Students should plan on having a full week of availability the two weeks immediately following the end date of the class in order to attend externship, which is performed Monday through Friday during the operational hours of the clinical site, which typically fall somewhere between 6am to 6pm.
Externship placements are throughout the greater Chicagoland area and the state of Illinois, and the requirements of each clinical facility vary but typically include a TB test and criminal background check, while others may also have additional requirements such as a lab coat, health assessment, immunization records, or other records.
The Chicago School of Phlebotomy is an approved phlebotomy certificate program through the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Students who have successfully completed the Phlebotomy Program will be given the option to sit for an accredited national examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). This is optional and employment is not contingent upon successful completion, although it may make an individual more competitive in the job market.
|TESTING DATE||EXAM TIME||REG. CLOSES|
|CPT - September 06, 2019||3:00pm||August 29, 2019|
|CPT - October 11, 2019||3:00pm||October 03, 2019|
|CPT - November 08, 2019||3:00pm||October 31, 2019|
|CPT - December 13, 2019||3:00pm||December 05, 2019|
|CPT - August 09, 2019||3:00pm||August 01, 2019|
Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the Phlebotomy program at CSP:
|Plan A||Plan B||Plan C|
|Registration Fee||$50 at Registration||$50 at Registration||$50 at Registration|
One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, CSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.
|2015 Median Pay||$31,630 per year ($15.21 per hour)|
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary nondegree award|
|Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation||None|
|Additional On-the-job Training Required||None|
|Number of Jobs (2014)||112,700|
|Job Outlook (2014-2024)||25% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change (2014-2024)||28,100|
Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (data retrieved September 11, 2016).
Upcoming 2019/2020 7-Week Phlebotomy Schedule
Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.
|CSPPLB Monday/Wednesday Evenings 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
|CLASS/ID||START DATE||END DATE||SEATS|
|PLB2863||June 17, 2019||July 29, 2019||Closed|
|PLB2864||August 05, 2019||September 16, 2019||Closed|
|PLB2865||September 23, 2019||October 30, 2019||Open|
|PLB2866||November 04, 2019||December 16, 2019||Open|
|CSPPLB Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|CLASS/ID||START DATE||END DATE||SEATS|
|PLB2904||June 04, 2019||July 16, 2019||Closed|
|PLB2905||July 30, 2019||September 05, 2019||Closed|
|PLB2906||September 10, 2019||October 17, 2019||Open|
|PLB2907||October 22, 2019||December 03, 2019||Open|
|PLB2908||December 10, 2019||January 23, 2020||Open|