For many patients giving blood can be the most difficult part of a doctor or hospital visit. Phlebotomists are allied health professionals who draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.
MACC's Phlebotomy training is one of only a few training opportunities in the state of Missouri that prepares students for the ASCP examination. Our curriculum covers core exam topics, i.e. vascular anatomy and physiology, blood collection theory and handling, safety, and applicable laws and regulations governing phlebotomy. In addition, students learn to draw blood in a variety of ways in the classroom and at affiliate sites.
MACC’s Phlebotomy training consists of two 2-credit hour classes, both offered during the spring semester.
MLT 260 Phlebotomy - Offered First 8 weeks
MLT 261 Phlebotomy - Offered Second 8 weeks
Successful completion of both MLT 260 & MLT 261 prepares students to take the ASCP national registry exam.
Working phlebotomists - Increase your earning potential by becoming nationally certified.
According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2007 median hourly wages for phlebotomists was:
Hospitals and Clinics - $12.50/hr, $26,000/yr
Physician Office Lab - $13.00/hr, $27,040/yr
Phlebotomy Supervisors - $35,000/yr
Prospective students with a minimum 2 years professional experience as a working phlebotomist may request "Credit by Examination" in place of taking MLT 260.
For specific course information and clinical lab requirements contact:
Judith Donovan, MLT Program Coordinator