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Phlebotomy Diploma Program

Southaven, MS

Prepare for a Healthcare Field Faster than You imagined

Phlebotomy Technicians collect blood samples from patients via venipuncture or capillary puncture. The Phlebotomy Tech facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical lab. A Phlebotomy Technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations, and research.


Phlebotomist Career Overview

Duties performed by a Phlebotomy Tech differ according to the medical setting, but typical duties may include: 

  • Draw blood from patients or donors
  • Assemble equipment (such as needles, blood collection devices, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, and alcohol)
  • Verify or record identity of patient or donor
  • Converse with patients to alleviate fear of procedure
  • Apply tourniquet to arm, locate vein, swab area with disinfectant, and insert needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube
  • Label and store blood container for processing
  • Conduct interviews, take vital signs and test blood samples to screen donors at a blood bank
  • Analyze information and make appropriate recommendations

Southaven Phlebotomy Technician Diploma Program Overview

The Phlebotomy Technician diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, laboratories, blood centers, or other health care facilities.


Phlebotomist Certification

Graduates of this program may choose to sit for national certification exams given through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Concorde will cover the first attempt exam fee for graduates interested in sitting for the AMCA exam.

Phlebotomy may be a good entry into the healthcare field. Choosing to further your healthcare career path may include earning a Medical Assistant diploma offered by Concorde. The phlebotomy diploma tuition paid may be applied toward the full tuition of a Medical Assistant diploma program at the Southaven campus.


Now Enrolling for the Phlebotomist Diploma Program

Concorde's Southaven campus is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to draw blood samples for testing
  • Prepare for career opportunities in private practices, clinics, hospitals and more
  • Complete the diploma in as few as 2-months

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session to explore if the medical assistant program is right for you!

2

Months

6.5

Credit Hours

40

Lab Hours

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Curriculum

Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively and safely collect blood samples via venipuncture or capillary puncture. Learn to draw blood for transfusions, donations and research, diagnostic tests, as well as proper packaging, transporting and preparing samples for processing.

Course #

Course Title

Theory

Lab

Credits

HPRS1313*Healthcare Concepts

64 hrs

 

4.00

PHLB1310Phlebotomy Procedures

24 hrs

40 hrs

2.50

 

Subtotals

88 hrs

40 hrs

6.50

* Applicants may be granted advanced credit for this course by successfully completing a Concorde proficiency exam.


Phlebotomy Diploma Course Schedule in Southaven

This 2-month program is delivered on-campus two-days a week, making it possible for students to continue to work while pursuing their phlebotomy technician diploma.

Students must attend class days, each week and complete all requisites in order to graduate.


Phlebotomy Diploma Course Descriptions

HPRS1313: Healthcare Concepts

  • Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Clock Hours: 64/0/0

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the health care environment. Students will cover common Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology used in the health care environment. Focusing on the health care team and delivery systems, students will learn about legal and ethical responsibilities, safety and infection control and interpersonal communication and behaviors. Students will also obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

PHLB1310: Phlebotomy Procedures

  • Credit Hours: 2.50
  • Clock Hours: 24/40/0

This course provides practical instruction in the field of phlebotomy. Topics discussed include patient preparation, routine and non-routine specimen collection, safety procedures and infection control, documentation, as well as legal, ethical and professional considerations and other roles of a phlebotomist in healthcare. Students will practice phlebotomy skills for venipuncture and capillary punctures in a laboratory setting. A minimum of 30 completed venipunctures and 10 capillary punctures during the lab time are required for successful completion of the course. Prerequisite: HPRS1313


Certification Preparation

Upon completion participants will be prepared to sit for the national certification exams through the American Medical Certification Association© (AMCA), National Center for Competency Testing©  (NCCT) or the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA). Participants should become familiar with all eligibility requirements for the exam they wish to take.

Students interested in pursuing the AMCA exam will have their first time attempt fee paid for by Concorde.

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Phlebotomy Diploma Academic/ Career Path

Take your healthcare career further as a Medical Assistant. Concorde Southaven offers a 8-month Medical Assistant diploma program.

Upon completion, graduates of the Phlebotomy Diploma program wishing to continue their education may apply their phlebotomy diploma tuition toward the tuition cost of Concorde's Medical Assistant diploma program. 

The medical assistant diploma program covers computer applications, medical record keeping, and clinical skills including vital sign measurement, lab sample collection, and more.  You can complete this program in as few as eight-months in Southaven.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology 
  • Body Systems 
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Medical Front Office Procedures 
  • Venipuncture
  • Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures
  • Echocardiograms (EKG)

Phlebotomy diploma graduates enrolling into the Medical Assistant diploma program will be required to complete integrated phlebotomy coursework in order to graduate.

  1. Concorde will pay the examination fee for students who have met the graduation requirements wishing to take the AMCA certification exam. Concorde will not cover second exam attempts or other certification exam fees.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

Career Outlook

National Demand for Phlebotomists

A career as a phlebotomist can provide a good entry into the health care field. As a phlebotomist you will interact with a variety of patients and health care professionals. 

  • Preparing and drawing blood from patients and donors
  • Maintain lab orders and samples
  • Provide sample analysis results to physicians to assist diagnosis
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps and biohazards and maintain a sterile site

Phlebotomists Play Vital Roles at:

  • Hospitals 
  • Physician Offices
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • Blood Donation Centers

Address and Hours

Southaven Campus

7900 Airways Blvd.
Suite 103
Southaven, Mississippi 38671

PH: (662) 597-1131
FX: (662) 253-0344

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday8 am - 7 pm
Thursday8 am - 7 pm
Friday8 am - 7 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment
SundayClosed

Note: The Southaven campus is a branch of the Memphis, TN campus.

Holiday Hours of Operation

June 19, 2024 - Closed in recognition of Juneteenth

Financial Aid

This program is not eligible for any Federal Financial Aid or VA programs.

Phlebotomy Program Pathway Option

Graduates of the diploma program, wishing to enroll into the full Medical Assisting diploma program will receive a tuition discount in the amount paid for the phlebotomy diploma program.

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  1. Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.