KCC seeks applicants for free Phlebotomy Training for Battle Creek residents

A phlebotomy student draws blood during class.

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

The training program, which is funded through the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP), is a blended learning course with online, in-person and clinical components that will run for six weeks starting Jan. 17 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, seven 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 upcoming Phlebotomy Training Program must contact Niaomi Curtis at curstisn@kellogg.edu or 517-629-7531 by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Space is limited to just six applicants and fills fast, so interested applicants are encouraged to inquire 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.

The Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP) is a workforce training program made possible by a $17,827,178.11 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Stabilization Fund – Reimagine Workforce Preparation Program (ESF-RWP) provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act of 2020.

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