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FSTE Health Care Training Academy Phlebotomy Program

FSTE Health Care Training Academy in Chicago offers a Phlebotomy Training program designed for students with no prior experience in Phlebotomy.

The program encompasses lectures, hands-on lab experiences, and an externship practicum. It aims to produce qualified, certified phlebotomists equipped with laboratory skills, safety measures, and effective communication skills in healthcare settings.

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Course Structure and Certification

The program is divided into two parts. The first part includes lectures and labs focusing on the role of phlebotomy technicians, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, standard precautions, client and specimen identification, venipuncture collection, and bedside manners. The second part covers quality assurance, medical terminology, legal aspects of phlebotomy, and practical skills. The externship requires students to perform additional venipunctures and capillary sticks. Upon completion, students are eligible for the National Health Careers Association Certification exam.

The course is a 6-week hybrid program, combining online classes via ZOOM and in-person labs. Students are expected to manage online homework for 2-3 hours daily and adhere to a strict schedule for testing and assignments. The program concludes with eligibility for the NHA exam.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Graduates will be proficient in patient preparation, venipuncture, capillary sticks, specimen collection, infection control, and professional communication. The program focuses on producing competent phlebotomists capable of performing various laboratory procedures safely and efficiently.

Approval and Accreditation

FSTE is approved by several Illinois boards and associations, including the Illinois Board of Higher Education and National Health Careers Association. However, it is not accredited by any US Department of Education recognized agency.

Job Placement and Admission Process

While FSTE offers job placement assistance, including resume development and interviewing skills, it does not guarantee employment. Admission to the program requires applicants to be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, pass a placement exam, and meet health and immunization requirements.

Tuition and Fees

The total tuition for the program is $1,338, with an additional $373.99 in out-of-pocket expenses for textbooks, background checks, drug screens, and certification fees. Flexible payment options are available, and students may qualify for tuition reimbursement from employers.

For further details, visit their website at or contact them at 773-437-5003.

Cost$1,338 (tuition), additional out-of-pocket expenses: $373.99
Duration6 weeks (including 1 week of externship)
Class SchedulesTuesdays and Wednesdays (online), Thursday (in-person lab), Externship at designated sites
Online Classes?Yes, part of the course is conducted online
Location1639 E 87th St, Chicago, IL 60617
Email[email protected]