What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College


September 30 - November 20, 2019 
Class: M/W/F, 4 pm -10 pm
Clinical: Days and hours vary
Council Bluffs Campus

About the Program

This course provides an overall review of the most current phlebotomy practices and procedures with an emphasis on the most important competencies in this field. We provide a variety of lecture, discussion, lab exercises and exams to give our students adequate preparation for the national certification exam. There will be lab time and 120 hours of clinical time to provide you with the opportunity to become skilled and gain confidence to work as a phlebotomist. Students will be given an opportunity to participate in selecting clinical sites; however, the Program Instructor and Continuing Health Coordinator reserve the right to make the final decision for student assignments to clinical sites. 

FREE Tuition Assistance Available!

This program is approved for FREE Education 2 Employment tuition assistance for eligible Iowa residents. Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services. Email rjensen@iwcc.edu or call 712.325.3268 for more information! 

Program to Include

  • Health care delivery
  • Medical terminology
  • Infection control and safety
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Specimen collection and integrity


  • High school graduate or HISET
  • High school GPA of at least 2.0
  • Certified Nurse Aide Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Demonstrate good physical health
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Background check set up by IWCC
  • Drug screen set up by IWCC


Hollie has worked in the health care field for 20 years. She is a Certified Phlebotomist and licensed practical nurse with intravenous certification. She is currently working as the laboratory specialist at an Omaha lab.  

Career & Salary Information

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some explain their work to
patients and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn. A career in phlebotomy is exciting and rewarding. With experience and additional training, some career advancement opportunities are Lead Phlebotomist, Phlebotomy Specialist, Collections Phlebotomy Specialist, Registered Phlebotomy Specialist and Nurse. Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 25 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Median hourly earnings $14.74 per hour. Source Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Registration Step-by-Step Process

  1. Gather all the prerequisites
  2. Read dress code
  3. Mail or bring in prerequisites
  4. Meet with Program Coordinator to review program requirements and your prerequisites. An appointment is suggested.
  5. Receive formal acceptance after all prerequisites and interview completed.

Cost $1525

Includes textbook. Students are responsible for all charges and expenses related to injury/needlestick obtained in class, lab or in the clinical setting.

Primary Textbook

The Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy, 5th Edition by Lynn Hoeltke 
ISBN-13: 9780840022998, ISBN: 0840022999
Pub. Date: January 2012, Publisher: Cengage Learning 

Refund Policy

  1. There will be a fee of $300 for all withdrawals 1 month or more before class starts..
  2. No refunds for withdrawals less than 1 month before class starts.
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