Q & A Orlando

What are admission requirements:

Students require a high school diploma, GED or transcript of work past high school (college or vocational school). Students from other countries may be asked to prove English competency.

Other requirements?

To be placed in their clinical externship (required for class completion), students must provide documentation they have received vaccinations or are immune to:

MMR – measles, mumps and rubella

Varicella (chicken pox)

Hepatitus B

And have a tuberculosis skin test or negative chest x-ray in the last 6 months.

This documentation is due by the end of the classroom portion of the course.

What other programs do you offer?

None. We specialize in and only teach phlebotomy.

What characteristics are needed to be a good phlebotomist?

Phlebotomists require good manual dexterity and the ability to stand on their feet for periods of time. They should like working with all kinds of people, have good communication skills, be level headed and good at working under pressure. In addition, they should be comfortable working with computers and be detailed oriented as labeling and handling specimens is as important as being able to draw blood.

What is the student to teacher ratio?

Our classes have a maximum of 10 students with one instructor, to allow for hand-on training. All our instructors have worked as phlebotomists.

Do you offer federal or state financial aid?

Because our program is less than $2000, we do not offer financial aid. We do allow students to make a deposit and ‘pay as they go’ over the 10 weeks of class.

Do you offer on-line classes?

No, learning to draw blood is both an art as well as a science. It requires hand-on learning and practice to get good at it. Our classes do require the student do much of the academic work – reading and homework – outside of class.

Do you offer a National exam?

The state of Florida does not require a national exam to work within the state of Florida. Our program does prepare students to take the national exam given by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). More information can be found at www.ASPT.org. This exam is given in several locations in the Orlando area through out the year. Students can decide if they want to take the national exam as once it is issued, continuing education units are required to keep the certification up-to-date.

Is the school accredited or licensed?

The school is regulated and licensed by the State of Florida. We are an approved program by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). The school does not have any degree programs so it is not accredited.