I am a student at ACI in the Phlebotomy course. I am currently awaiting my extern (which was stated during my orientation could take some time). I have nothing but possative things to say about Mrs. Charlene and her Phlebotomy course. and unlike those who 'ASS'ume I am an employee, I am not. Mrs. Charlene teaches straight from the books, teaching medical terminology and Phleb. She is dedicated to helping those student willing to progress in the course and become phlebotomist. I can say she goes a little over board for some students who in my opion don't deserve it as well. Being a former MA / Phlebotomist I can tell you that the field is constantly changing.. that is why their is QA and OSHA guidelines. The course itself is 10 to 12 weeks long program and you actually have to apply yourself, come to class ever day, study and put your personal effort into the course there is so much you can get out of it. This is a vocational course (not a state university), it is here to teach you the basics needed for Phlebotomy and to give you the tools needed to become a great phlebotomist in any health care facility. But you must apply yourself and actually be willing to take the initiative to take the proper steps needed in obtaining a job following completion of the course. We are not children who should need to have our hands held and walked through the job search process. There is a board that is constantly updated on potential jobs, all you have to do is ask and the help is there when needed. The only negative thing that I found frustrating about the course is the lack of extern sights, but I have seen the effort put into obtaining more sights too. I would say if you can, go find your own sight (again this stuff mentioned in the interview prior to signing anything). In your own search you will find a higher respect for the employees behind the desks who actually are trying to seek out potential sights for the individual courses. Honestly, if you are looking for a vocational sight then by all means don't take someone elses word for it, do your own research and make your own choice then you have no one to blame but yourself for the school you choose. One last thing I have to say is if you want to post negative things and you truly stand by them, by all means don't be afraid to sign your name at the end. Have a great day!! MaryLouise
Pros: CPT-1/ Phleb. Terminology/ Team training + so much more
Cons: You actually have to apply yourself....