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7-Week Phlebotomy

  • Next Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site, Externship Location

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:

  • HIPAA and Patient's Rights
  • Universal Precautions and Safety
  • Venipuncture with Vacutainers, Butterflies and Syringes
  • Finger and Heel Sticks
  • Blood and Blood Components
  • Medical Laboratory Terminology
  • Test Tubes – Uses, Additives and Order of Draw
  • Professionalism
  • Special Procedures - Bleeding Times, Blood Cultures, Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Difficult Draws – Tricks of the Trade

  • Phlebotomy Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

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    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: $150
    • Books and Supplies: $100
    • Externship Fee: $100
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    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 DATEEXAM TIMEREG. CLOSES
    CPT EXAM - September 29, 20241:30pm September 19, 2024
    CPT EXAM - October 25, 20241:30pm October 15, 2024
    CPT EXAM - November 24, 20241:30pm November 14, 2024
    CPT EXAM - July 03, 20241:30pm June 23, 2024
    CPT EXAM - January 19, 20251:30pm January 09, 2025
    CPT EXAM - December 20, 20241:30pm December 10, 2024
    CPT EXAM - August 30, 20241:30pm August 20, 2024
    CPT EXAM - August 04, 20241:30pm July 25, 2024

    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
    Week 1 $425 $150 $300
    Week 2 $85 $140 $0
    Week 3 $85 $140 $300
    Week 4 $85 $140 $0
    Week 5 $85 $140 $250
    Week 6 $85 $140 $0

    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.

    Quick Facts Phlebotomists
    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 2024/2025 7 Week Phlebotomy Schedule

    PLB classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks / CPT classes meet twice a week for 7 weeks and DO NOT have an externship week.

    CSPCPT Saturday/Sunday Afternoon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    CPT 7072 January 06, 2024 February 18, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7073 March 02, 2024 April 20, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7074 April 27, 2024 June 09, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7075 June 22, 2024 August 04, 2024 Open
    CPT 7076 August 17, 2024 September 29, 2024 Open
    CPT 7077 October 12, 2024 November 24, 2024 Open
    CPT 7078 December 07, 2024 January 19, 2025 Open
    CSPCPT Wednesday/Friday Afternoon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    CPT 7079 January 24, 2024 March 08, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7080 March 20, 2024 May 03, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7081 May 15, 2024 July 03, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7082 July 17, 2024 August 30, 2024 Open
    CPT 7083 September 11, 2024 October 25, 2024 Open
    CPT 7084 November 06, 2024 December 20, 2024 Open
    CSPPLB Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB 6556 September 25, 2023 November 01, 2023 Closed
    PLB 6557 November 06, 2023 December 13, 2023 Closed
    PLB 7050 May 06, 2024 June 17, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7051 June 24, 2024 July 31, 2024 Open
    PLB 7052 August 05, 2024 September 16, 2024 Open
    PLB 7053 September 23, 2024 October 30, 2024 Open
    PLB 7054 November 04, 2024 December 11, 2024 Open
    PLB 7055 December 16, 2024 February 03, 2025 Open
    CSPPLB Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB 7056 January 23, 2024 February 29, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7057 March 05, 2024 April 11, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7059 May 28, 2024 July 09, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7060 July 16, 2024 August 22, 2024 Open
    PLB 7061 August 27, 2024 October 03, 2024 Open
    PLB 7062 October 22, 2024 December 03, 2024 Open
    PLB 7063 December 10, 2024 January 23, 2025 Open
    CSPPLB Wednesday/Friday Mornings 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB 7064 January 17, 2024 February 23, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7065 February 28, 2024 April 05, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7066 April 17, 2024 May 24, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7067 June 05, 2024 July 17, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7068 July 31, 2024 September 06, 2024 Open
    PLB 7069 September 18, 2024 October 25, 2024 Open
    PLB 7070 October 30, 2024 December 06, 2024 Open
    PLB 7071 December 18, 2024 January 31, 2025 Open
    CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2021