The Phlebotomy Technician, generally known as a blood collector, is an individual who performs lab draws or collects blood samples. They generally assist in the collection and transportation of a specimen other than venous blood (arterial blood, urine, tissues, sputum) and may also perform some clinical and technical functions. However, the primary function of the phlebotomist is in assisting the other members of the healthcare team in maintaining the accurate, safe and reliable collection and transportation of specimens for clinical laboratory analyses. This program teaches the student the standard clinical medical laboratory procedures as well as laboratory studies and instructions covering topics like specimen collection, urinalysis, basic office bacteriology, hematology, and chemistry. The study will include all aspects of medical laboratory safety, standard precautional measures, and quality control. They will learn to perform functions like venipuncture and capillary punctures. And above all, students will be equipped with the knowledge to handle various safety and clinical equipment.
The duration of the training is 6 weeks for a total of 90 clock hours.
Morning (9 AM to 1 PM) and Evening (5 PM to 9 PM) options are available.
Total cost for the basic training is $850. The cost includes a uniform and a book.
$200 is due at registration if a payment plan is needed. The remaining balance can then be made in payments up until your graduation date.
Class start dates:
Sept. 25th, 2018, Nov. 6th, 2018, Dec 18th, 2018.
Registration for our forming class is open. Please call (214)-691-0555
Classes are Tues and Thurs.
30 live sticks on campus or clinical sites are required.
National Healthcare Association Certification is $117.00.
We are vendors to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and The GI Bill for Veterans.
In order to be accepted into the Phlebotomy Technician Program, applicants
a. Be at least 18 years of age
b. Must at least have an 8th-grade education or preferably a high school diploma or its equivalent.
c. Must furnish a photo identification and a social security card.
d. Must pass a criminal background check.
Applicants who have been convicted of any felony drug-related crime will not be considered for admission to the Dallas Career Institute.