Prior to registering, all students must take the Next-Generation Accuplacer reading placement test by contacting the Kirkwood Community College Test Center at 319-398-5456 in Cedar Rapids or 319-887-3642 in Iowa City. Applicant must achieve a minimum score of 245 to be considered eligible to register for the Phlebotomy program. After receiving their Accuplacer score, the applicant must contact the Program Director at 319-398-5626 to complete the registration process. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have evidence of high school diploma or equivalent.
Costs associated with the program that are not included in the tuition: textbook and workbook, background check fee ($45), immunization/health information tracking fee ($30) and any fees that may be associated with the health requirements.
Please note that evening or weekend hours are NOT available for the required 80-hour clinical experience. Clinical sites are located throughout Kirkwood’s seven county area, with assignment to clinical sites by random selection. Students should not expect that their clinical site will be in the same city as their class. Students are responsible for their own transportation to their clinical assignment. Guidelines and student expectations for the clinical experience, including the background check process and health requirements, will be explained during the first week of class.