KCC seeks applicants for free phlebotomy training for Battle Creek residents

Illustration of a medical provider drawing blood from a patient.

Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for a new Phlebotomy Training Program starting in August, offered at no cost for Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines.

The training program, offered through KCC’s Innovative Accelerated Credentialed Training (iACT) initiative, is a blended learning course with online, in-person and clinical components that will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Aug. 30 through Dec. 16 on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.

KCC’s Phlebotomy Training Program prepares students for certification to perform venipuncture and skin punctures – “drawing blood” – in a safe manner and will teach them about the clinical laboratory environment. In addition, students will learn about the traits and characteristics required to successfully partner with customers and other health care professionals.

Individuals who complete the training will earn credentials including the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate, six college credits and 0.08 continuing education units (CEUs).

Program training also includes:

  • A free laptop computer
  • Foundational-skills and technical training in health care
  • Career coaches to help with goal setting, academic advising, barrier removal and job placement
  • Financial literacy and basic computer operation skills
  • Preparation to become certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Exposure to health care programs and careers

Additionally, at the conclusion of the training, KCC staff partners with employers to help make connections between the students and health care providers.

Deadlines and Eligibility

Individuals interested in participating in the Phlebotomy Training Program offered via KCC’s iACT initiative must contact KCC at 269-565-2828 or complete the information form online at kellogg.edu/iact by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. Space is limited and fills up quickly.

The program is offered at no cost to Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines. Participants must be at least 18 years old, complete the Accuplacer Next Generation Reading test with a score of 244 or higher and pass a criminal history background check and drug test prior to the start date.

About iACT

KCC’s upcoming Phlebotomy Training program is the first phlebotomy training cohort offered as part of the College’s recently expanded iACT initiative, which consists of short-term training programs that equip local workers to fill positions in high-demand fields. All training is offered at no cost to Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines.

For more information, visit kellogg.edu/iact.

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