Prior to registering, all students must take the Next-Generation Accuplacer reading placement test by scheduling an appointment with the Test Center. You will need a k number prior to signing up for testing, if you do not have one please call 319-398-1269 to have one assigned to you.For a Test Center appointment please sign up through the test center website https://www.kirkwood.edu/explore/services/learning-services/test-center or by calling 319-398-5456. For website scheduling: Pick a location to test and Click the RegisterBlast button. (Step by step instructions are available on the left-hand side of the screen “How to Schedule an Exam Appointment”) You will choose: Placement Exams > Accuplacer> Reading Only, then continue filling out steps 4-7. Regional centers may be available for testing by appointment, please contact the regional center directly. Applicant must achieve a minimum score of 245 to be considered eligible to register for the Phlebotomist Training Course program. After receiving an eligible score, the applicant must submit scores to Continuing Ed Health by Emailing: email@example.com or calling 319-398-1269 for verification of scores and to complete the registration process pending funding/payment. 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, background check fee ($45), immunization/health information tracking fee ($30), update to date health physical current through the end of the clinical rotations, and any fees that may be associated with the health requirements and background check.
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.