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Phlebotomy Training in our Medical Assistant Program

Are you interested in pursuing phlebotomy training or want to pursue a career as a phlebotomist? This can be a way to break into the healthcare field. At the same point in time, you may also wish to consider pursuing phlebotomy training as part of our Medical Assistant program here at Dorsey Schools. Choosing to train as a Medical Assistant versus just in phlebotomy can help a student broaden their skills and improve their overall marketability when they are seeking out employment opportunities in the healthcare field because the roles and responsibilities of a Medical Assistant are more far-reaching than those of a phlebotomist.

Check out details below to see if training to become a Medical Assistant could be right for you.

Medical Assistant Training Program

The Medical Assistant diploma program at Dorsey Schools in Michigan offers students a comprehensive classroom education and hands-on experience necessary for gaining the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to become a valuable member of the healthcare team. Students enrolled in our Medical Assistant training program will receive training in a variety of areas including human anatomy, medical terminology, insurance procedures and pharmacology, and more.

Specifically, in regards to Phlebotomy, the Medical Assistant training at Dorsey provides students with the opportunity of learning the art of venipuncture. Imagine the excitement of drawing blood for the first time! Students will have the opportunity to practice both single and multiple tube blood draws until they have achieved the required level of competency. Students will also have a chance to learn how to perform a syringe draw as well as a capillary puncture, and the proper handling of specimens. Universal Precautions and OSHA blood borne pathogen standards are taught and followed. Phlebotomy is just one component of the training included in the Medical Assistant program at Dorsey.

  • Training in both administrative and clinical areas applicable to the Medical Assistant
  • Clinical training that takes place on-campus within Dorsey Schools’ medical laboratories
  • An externship component with a physician’s office, long-term care facility, acute care setting, or other medical facility allows students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout their program
  • Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for a Certification Exam
  • Dearborn Campus
  • Farmington Hills Campus**
  • Lansing Campus
  • Madison Heights Campus
  • Roseville Campus
  • Saginaw Campus
  • Southgate Campus
  • Waterford-Pontiac Campus
  • Wayne-Westland Campus

** Please Note: The Farmington Hills Campus is not accepting new students at this time.

 Why Choose Dorsey

Dorsey Schools is a respected post-secondary institution, having trained and taught quality graduates in Michigan since 1934. At Dorsey Schools, you’re not just a number. You have specific goals; goals that are unique to you as an individual and as a student at Dorsey Schools, we’re going to work hard to help you reach those goals. Our instructors and administrators know students individually and they care about each individual student. In addition, our schools are designed to help students throughout their time with us from the Admissions process through Financial Aid to Career Services, our administrators are readily available. Here at Dorsey Schools, we have a strong commitment to our students and the communities in which they live and work.

  • Small Class Sizes: Many of our lecture classes have a maximum of a 30:1 student to teacher ratio (some may be up to 40:1, it varies by campus), and most lab classes have a maximum of an 18:1 student to teacher ratio, allowing students to receive personal attention and the one-on-one guidance needed for success.
  • Quality Instructors: Our industry-experienced instructors are dedicated and committed to our students’ success. Every Dorsey Schools instructor meets or exceeds State of Michigan and accreditation criteria, guidelines, and qualifications. It’s not uncommon for Dorsey students to see their instructors as their coach and mentor throughout their studies.
  • Hands-on Training: We provide our students with program-specific curriculum dedicated to assist them in learning the skills needed for that specific career. Learning at Dorsey Schools often takes place in both lecture and lab settings allowing students the ability to practice the skills they are learning. Many of our programs also include an Externship prior to graduation, designed to model the work environment students may experience upon Graduation.*
  • Short-Term Training Programs: Many of the programs at Dorsey Schools can be completed in a year or less, allowing you to complete your training in a relatively short period of time.**
  • TEN Convenient Campus Locations: We have TEN campus locations (Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Lansing, Madison Heights, Roseville, Saginaw, Southgate, Taylor, Waterford-Pontiac, Wayne-Westland) prepared to assist the people of Michigan develop skills needed for exciting new career opportunities. Each of our campuses has a dedicated staff available to help you throughout your studies.
  • Convenient Class Schedules: We realize our students are busy and often juggle commitments outside of school. As a result, we offer Day, Afternoon, and Evening classes*** designed to fit your schedule.
  • Tuition Planning: Each of our campuses has Financial Aid Representatives available to meet with students and discuss financing options. We realize the Financial Aid process can be difficult to understand, but our team will help students understand the process and options available to them. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
  • Career Services: Each of our campuses has Career Services professionals dedicated to offer employment assistance to all eligible graduates. In addition, Dorsey Schools has developed relationships with employers in Michigan which, when coupled with the job search skills students learn, creates positive employment possibilities for our graduates. Dorsey Schools is your Career Connection™.

*Programs vary by campus
**Completion time varies by program
***Availability varies by campus