Medical Career Academy
Phlebotomy Training & Certification.

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Become A Certified Phlebotomist Today!

Medical Career Academy in Highland, Indiana is now offering an 8 week program designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to seek employment as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

As a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, you will become an integral member of a medical laboratory team. After successful completion of this 64 hour course of study, students are then eligible to take the NHA exam to obtain national certification.

The exam will be conducted at our facility and administered by the NHA.

The Program

Classes are conducted 2 days each week for approximately 4 hours per class. The course is divided into a theory component and a practicum component. In the first half of the course, students will learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology as it pertains to phlebotomists, professionalism and communication skills. Safety, infection control, blood collection procedures as well as specimen processing and special collection procedures.

The second part of the course is designed entirely to prepare the student for the clinical experience. Blood collection techniques are practiced in the phlebotomy lab. Students will be required to perform 30 successful venipunctures.

Topics covered:

  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Infection Control/Safety
  • Transporting/Special Processing

All costs for certification exam participation are the sole responsibility of the student.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must attend mandatory orientation

Other services we provide:

  • CPR:
    • BLS Healthcare Provider and/or Renewal
    • Heartsaver AED
  • 7 week EKG program... Details Coming Soon...

Our School

Medical Career Academy classrooms are equipped with phlebotomy training arms as well as other equipment and supplies the student will need to be successful in development of phlebotomy skills and techniques.

We are located at

9219 Indianapolis Blvd
Suite #202
Highland, Indiana 46322

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From 80/94

  1. Exit South at Exit 2 on US-41 S/Indianapolis Blvd
  2. Continue South past Martha St.
  3. Make a Left hand turn into the school.
  4. School is on East side of Indianapolis Blvd

From RT. 30/Joliet St

  1. Head North on Indianapolis Blvd.
  2. Continue North on Indianapolis Blvd past 45th Street.
  3. School will be on the Right/East

Our Instructors

All course instructors have multiple years of experience in the health care arena and possess a great deal of clinical skill and knowledge.

Trisha Cogan BA PBT ASCP

has a BA degree in Health Care Administration from Lewis University. Most recently, she has taught Phlebotomy at Wright College in Chicago. She has also spent more than 10 years in a clinical setting as a phlebotomist and is a member of The American Society of Clinical Pathologist.

Christina Keenan RN MLT ASCP

has spent the past 25 years in a clinical setting as a Registered Nurse. She has mentored and precepted student nurses throughout her medical career. Prior to becoming an RN, she spent time in a clinical laboratory as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. Chris is also a member of The American Society of Clinical Pathologists.