The Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant program consists of nine weeks of classroom laboratory education, and a 136 hour required externship at a medical facility that could result in employment based on the student's performance and availability at the facility.

This program will prepare individuals to work under the supervision health care professionals to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of procedures. The curriculum includes instruction in basic vascular anatomy, medical terminology, physiology blood, physiology skin puncture techniques such as venipuncture, venous and urine specimen collection along with handling safety and sanitation procedures and applicable standards and regulations.

During this program, students will attend lectures and have one on one laboratory training performing live draws. The position of Phlebotomist/Laboratory Assistant is in high demand in the state of Nevada. Salaries generally range from $33,000 to $41,000 a year. A Phlebotomist plays an important role in the health care field. After completing the course at the Standards of Excellence Academy, students will take a national examination. Upon passing, students will receive a Nevada Laboratory Assistant license which will allow them to work in various settings including a traditional laboratory, hospital, or in a clinical setting.

The Standards of Excellence Academy offers some scholarship possibilities.

Everything included in the Phlebotomy tuition cost at the Academy:

  1. Application to National Healthcare career Association (NHA)
  2. TB Testing
  3. Textbook and Workbook
  4. Initial Testing Registration Fees
  5. American Heart Association Providers CPR
  6. Drug Screen
  7. Three sets of scrubs
  8. Physical Examination

Requirements for Phlebotomy Training

  • The first day of class you must bring valid picture ID, Social Security card and resume
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Recommend High School diploma or GED/High School Equivalency
  • Criminal Backgrounds reviewed on case by case basis

Offered Curriculum:

Unit I : The Healthcare Setting

  • Phlebotomy: Past and Present and the Healthcare Setting
  • Quality Assurance and Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • Infection Control, Safety, First Aid, and Personal Wellness

Unit II : Overview of the Human Body

  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Review
  • The Circulatory System

Unit III : Blood Collection Procedures

  • Blood Collection Equipment, Additives, and Order of Draw
  • Venipuncture Procedures
  • Reexamination/Preanalytical Considerations
  • Capillary Puncture Equipment, Principles and Procedures

Unit IV : Special Procedures

  • Special Collections and Point-of-Care Testing
  • Computers and Specimen Handling and Processing


1)  11/08/21 – 12/31/21 Class at the Academy
      01/03/22 – 01/14/22 Clinical:  Valley Hosp. Systems    
2)  01/24/22 – 03/11/22 Class at Academy                                              
     03/14/22 – 03/25/22 Clinical: Valley Hosp. Systems
3)  04/04/22 – 05/20/22 Class at Academy
     05/23/22 – 06/03/22 Clinical: Valley Hosp. Systems                             
4) 06/13/22 – 07/29/2022 Class at the Academy
    08/01/22 – 08/12/22 Clinical:  Valley Hosp. Systems
5) 08/22/22 – 10/07/22 Class at the Academy
    10/10/22 – 10/21/22 Clinical:  Valley Hosp. Systems
6) 10/31/22 – 12/16/22 Class at the Academy
    12/19/22 – 12/30/22 Clinical: Valley Hosp. Systems