Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy techs draw blood samples from patients. They may work in a variety of different capacities to collect these blood samples, but this is always their main task. Another major part of their job is to prepare the blood samples for a variety of different tests and procedures.

Phlebotomy techs have an ability to work well with patients and to keep them calm.  They explain procedures to patients, and provide a calm and trusting environment as they draw the blood. Since many patients are apprehensive when they get their blood drawn, having a good personality is an important and often overlooked aspect of of a Phlebotomy tech.

Phlebotomy techs are not only responsible for taking blood but also in preparing the area of the body that the blood will be drawn from. The techs must first clean the area, then properly apply pressure, and finally be sure that the area is safe and clean after the blood is drawn. Phlebotomy techs are also responsible for storing the blood for various purposes, and this can involve a variety of different processes and procedures. This can involve putting the blood into appropriately marked containers, adding stain for further procedures, and any other preparation for specific and detailed tests.

Phlebotomy techs may also be responsible for monitoring vital signs of the patient, as part of a medical staff. Though they are in a technician role, phlebotomists often have to check blood pressure and heart rate as part of their responsibilities. They must update patient records with very detailed information. They are often solely responsible for the lab where the blood work is drawn; preparing and cleaning up the area and maintaining inventory.

The Phlebotomy Technician Program is provided by A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING.  It is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education  and follows the guidelines set-fort by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  

Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion and will qualify to take  the written certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association(NHA).  Being a Certified Phlebotomy Technician will qualify the student for employment as a Phlebotomy Technician at any healthcare agencies or facilities in Illinois. 

All of A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING's requirements and expectations must be met to successfully complete the program. 

Estimated Expenses:
(Sales Tax not included, prices are subject to change without notice) 

Tuition - $1200
Fingerprint (Criminal Backgrnd Chk) - Varies $30 - $35
Text Book - $100
Uniform - $25
Lab Coat - $25
Lab  Kit - $100.00
CPR Certification- Varies $45-$65
NHA Certification Exam - $105

Admission / Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old & have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a caring, compassionate, dependable & professional qualities 
  • Must be able to multi-task and possess critical thinking abilities.
  • Sign a Criminal Background check agreement. 
  • Sign an agreement to disclose medical information.
  • Complete & sign all A Plus Healthcare Training forms