Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy

The job of a phlebotomist is a rewarding career that can also be a stepping stone to future careers such as medical assistants, lab techs, or nursing.

We prepare students to perform a variety of blood collection methods. Upon completion of this hands-on training, students will be able to seek employment as phlebotomy technicians.

Why choose Phlebotomy @ MC??


Partnerships

Midland College works in partnership with several hospitals and clinics in our surrounding area to provide a quality, hands-on training experience.

CLASS TIMES - ALLOW STUDENTS TO WORK

  • Class room training: Wednesday evening, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Clinical training: 120 hours, 2-3 days/evenings per week

FACULTY

Yolanda Romero-Ortiz has taught Phlebotomy at MC for over a decade. She is an experienced phlebotomist who effectively communicates the skills, abilities, and knowledge that her students need to be successful in this course and to be prepared to work in a healthcare environment.

Join Our Program

  • PLAB1023: Phlebotomy Classroom
    Meets Wednesday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • PLAB1060: Phlebotomy Clinical
    120 clinical hours will be scheduled with local healthcare facilities to provide the student with experience in phlebotomy skills. The clinicals will be 2–3 days/week and will be the hours of 7am – 3pm, 3pm – 11pm, or 11pm – 7am.

  • Total 176 hours/17.6 CEUs

CLASS LOCATION

ATC Room 212

CLINICAL LOCATIONS

Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland Memorial (West), ReGen Spa, VA Hospital (Big Spring), Martin County Hospital, Scenic Mountain Medical Center (Big Spring), Rankin County Hospital, Ward Memorial Hospital (Monahans).

Class Dates and Times

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Copy of photo ID or driver’s license
  • Copy of social security card
  • Copy of current CPR certification – Must be American Heart Association, BLS, within past 2 years.
  • Copy of high school diploma/GED
  • Copy of health insurance card
  • Copy of Immunizations
    Tetanus (Td or Tdap) - within last 10 years
    MMR - must have 2 shots if born after 1957
    Varicella (chicken pox) - 2 doses required
    Hepatitis B series - must have all 3 shots
    Tuberculosis (TB) test (negative result) - within last 12 months
  • All immunizations must be complete prior to registration.
  • Pass criminal background check - processed by MC
  • Drug screen required (student’s responsibility) – to be completed 2 weeks before clinicals begin

Required Supplies

  • Uniform
    Set of scrubs (red), safety glasses or eyeglasses.
    We recommend purchasing at Scrubs & Duds, located at 319 Dodson Street, Midland. MC student discount available.

  • Textbook
    Phlebotomy Essentials 6th ed. Ruth McCall & Cathee M. Tankersly
    Available at the Midland College Bookstore.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available for qualified applicants. Apply in the department office with proof of household income and a one-page essay expressing goals and financial needs.

Scholarships also available through Casa de Amigos. For details, call (432) 682-9701 or visit www.casadeamigosmidland.org.

 

Enrollment Process & Application Packet

Full payment ($570) and completed registration packet must be turned in to register for the course. Our policy is first-come, first-served and the classes fill quickly.

Please call for advisor/registration appointment (432) 681-6338.

Phlebotomy Application Packet (pdf)

As a Phlebotomy Technician student, expect

  • Classes on Wednesday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Clinical hours, TBA
  • Work closely with a small group of students
  • 5 - 10 hours/week outside of class study time to be successful
  • 56 hours of classroom instruction
  • 120 hours of clinical instruction

Upon Successful Completion of the Program

Be prepared to take a certification exam:

  • The American Society for Clinical Pathology exam, PBT (ASCP), $135, or
  • The National Health Career Association exam, CPT (NHA), $117

Phlebotomy Technician Opportunities

Phlebotomy technicians can make up to $45,190 in the state of Texas. The most common areas of work for a phlebotomy technician are hospitals and clinics, commercial laboratories, medical offices, and blood banks.

Why choose Phlebotomy Technician Training at MC?

Midland College works in partnership with several hospitals and clinics in our surrounding area to provide a quality, hands-on training experience.

Class times allow students to work:

  • Class room training: Wednesday evening, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Clinical training: 120 hours, 2-3 days/evenings per week

 

Interested in MC's Phlebotomy Program?

 

Call (432) 681-6338
And Schedule an Advisor/Registration Appointment