Rocky Mountain Education Phlebotomy and IV Courses

Gloved worker with blood sample in vile. Phlebotomy classes for medical laboratory services provided in Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Rexburg

Rocky Mountain Education is excited to offer a 6 Week Phlebotomy Course and 2 Day IV Placement Training Class. Join us and learn from the professionals that draw blood every day! Our new online phlebotomy school is an inexpensive and condensed curriculum designed to educate future or existing health care professionals. Our classes are located in Idaho Falls, ID.

 

 

Phlebotomist doing blood draw in a laboratory draw site in one of our Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Rexburg locations.Beginning Phlebotomy

This fun and exciting 6 week class helps medical professionals or those entering into medical professions get a head start in phlebotomy. The class is designed to teach proper technique and help inexperienced health care professionals get over the fear of drawing blood. The class course work is online with once a week in-person clinical sessions where you will gain confidence through demonstrations and hands on experience at an actual laboratory.

Patients always remember a bad blood draw and anyone can “poke” a patient. Through the skills taught in this class phlebotomy skills will transition to a more positive experience for patients!

Tuition Fee: $300

*This is NOT an accredited National Level Certification. It is a Phlebotomy Skill Completion Course. Our Proprietary School is registered through the Idaho State Board of Education

 

Patient's arm with working IV, a skill taught in our Phlebotomy School teaching medical laboratory services provided in Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Rexburg IV Placement Training

Drawing blood and placing an IV are very different! Learning the skill of phlebotomy first is very helpful. In this 2 day class we will teach you the very basics of placing an IV properly.  Proper IV placement will include successfully inserting an IV catheter into a vein, taping it down, and flushing it with a normal saline.

Tuition Fee: $200

*This is NOT a training on how to run an IV or push fluids or medications. You will NOT be a Certified IV Technician at the end of the class. This will be Certification of Completion, just like the our Phlebotomy Course.

*Phlebotomy Course Completion or experience required to take the IV Class.

 

Payment:

Payment for the course will be due by the FIRST DAY OF CLASS, not at the time of registration. No refunds will be offered after the first week unless approved by the management. Debit Card, Credit Card, Checks, and Cash are acceptable forms of payment.
Early payment is also acceptable. Be sure to only pay once your spot in the class is confirmed. You can come into our office and pay at the Express Lab front desk or call, and pay via debit or credit card over the phone. Please bring your receipt of payment to the first day of class if you pay early.
If writing a check, please make it payable to “Rocky Mountain Education – Phlebotomy Course -OR- IV Course.” If you currently work for a medical office that has offered to pay your tuition, please have a form of payment from them available by the first day of class.

 

Upcoming Class Dates and Registration:

As classes open up for registration this website will be updated. Each link has a limit of 18 students for Phlebotomy and 10 students for IV Training. Registration is done on a first come first serve basis. When the class is full the link will notify you that the class is full and you will not be able to register. Come back to this page and try a different one. We hold courses throughout the entire year.

 

2024 Phlebotomy Courses:

Jan 9-Feb 13 6:00- 9:00pm Class Complete

Feb 27-Apr 2 6:00- 9:00pm REGISTRATION CLOSED

Apr 16-May 21 6:00- 9:00pm REGISTRATION OPEN

Oct 8-Nov 12-6:00- 9:00pm REGISTRATION OPENS ON 9/3/24

 

2024 IV Courses:

*Check prerequisite requirements before registering*

Feb 20 & Feb 22 – 6:00- 9:00pm REGISTRATION CLOSED

Apr 9 & Apr 11- 6:00- 9:00pm REGISTRATION OPENS ON 3/1/24

Jun 4 & Jun 6- 6:00- 9:00pm REGISTRATION OPENS ON 4/19/24

Dec 10 & Dec 12-6:00- 9:00pm REGISTRATION OPENS ON 11/15/24

 

 

Waitlist

If you would like to be placed on a COURSE WAITLIST and receive an email notification the day registration opens please email rockymountaineducation@gmail.com

2024 Class Calendar

 

 

Student Admission Policy

Students registering for the Rocky Mountain Education Phlebotomy Course shall be subject to the following admissions policies:

  1. Students must be 18 years of age or older and have a High School Diploma or GED or be in the process of actively completing their High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Students are required to fill out a registration form that is available on our website online
  3. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the course is full, the student’s name and contact information will be put on a waiting list and contacted when the next class will be available.
  4. Payment for the Phlebotomy Course must accompany the registration form and be submitted before the first week of the course.
  5. Payment for the Phlebotomy Course must be paid in full at the time of registration.  Refunds will be issued in full if requested by the student before or after the first week of the class.  After the first week, no refund requests will be allowed or processed unless approved by the management of the school.
  6. Phlebotomist starting a blood draw with patient. Teaching phlebotomy and medical laboratory services in Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Rexburg Rocky Mountain Education reserves the right to refuse admission to any student.

 

Students registering for the Rocky Mountain Education IV Training Course shall be subject to the following admissions policies:

  1. Students must be 18 years of age or older and have a High School Diploma or GED or be in the process of actively completing their High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Students must have successfully completed a Phlebotomy Training Class within the past year -OR- prove at least one year of experience drawing blood through employment history verified through either note from their employer and/or time sheets. If the student has a situation where they cannot prove phlebotomy experience but want to take the class, they must email the school administrators directly at rockymountaineducation@gmail.com for a permissible exception.
  3. Students are required to fill out a registration form that is available on our website online 
  4. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the course is full, the student’s name and contact information will be put on a waiting list and contacted when the next class will be available.
  5. Payment for the IV Training Course must accompany the registration form and be submitted before the first day of the class.
  6. Payment for the IV Training must be paid in full at the time of registration.  Refunds will be issued in full if requested by the student before or after the first week of the class.  After the first week, no refund requests will be allowed or processed unless approved by the management of the school.
  7. Rocky Mountain Education reserves the right to refuse admission to any student.

 

 

FAQ’s

When Does Class Start?

For Phlebotomy:

Online- You will gain access to the online course via email from the instructor the week before the classes begin. (Please start your reading before you come to class.)

In Person- Either Tuesday or Thursday Nights 6:00pm-9:00pm. Check your registration for the exact date.

 

For IV Training:

Online- You will gain access to the online course material via email from the instructor the week before the classes begin. (Please start your reading before you come to class.)

In Person- 6:00pm-9:00pm. Check your registration for the exact date.

 

How do I Access the Online Coursework?

You will gain access to the online course via email from the instructor the week before the classes begin.

For Phlebotomy: Our online class is run through google classroom. You will be able to access each week’s reading and homework from the google classroom. ALL OF THE COURSE WORK IS ONLINE. You will NOT be receiving a textbook or workbook. You are welcome to print out whatever you need from class if you would like to mark things in the reading as you study. The practice worksheets are found online. The Module Quizzes are found online. The final exam will be on paper in person on the last day of class. You will want to start reading BEFORE coming to class as we will be discussing any questions you may have. I suggest waiting to take the Module Quizzes until AFTER class once your questions can be answered. All homework is due Saturday nights at midnight.

For IV Training: There is reading material, helpful recourses, and information online from the link that will be sent to you over email. There is NO homework, quizzes or testing. It is a skills completion course only.

 

What is required to pass?

For Phlebotomy: To pass the course you must get 80% or better on all quizzes and the final exam, and also perform an unassisted venipuncture in front of instructors at the end of the course.

For IV Training: To pass the course you must perform a successful unassisted IV placement in front of  instructors.

 

When is Tuition Due?

Both Classes: THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

We highly recommend paying BEFORE coming to class if you can. That will make it possible for us to get started sooner the first day of class and not spend a lot of time taking payments. You may call Express Lab and pay with a card over the phone. You may also go into our facility and pay in person at the front desk with cash, check or card. Please bring a receipt to class as proof of payment.

Phone number to call to pay: 208-529-8330 (Ask for the front desk).

REMINDER: Tuition is $300 for Phlebotomy and $200 for IV Training

 

Where is the Class Located?

Map of phlebotomy school entrance in Idaho Falls.Phlebotomy school photo - entrance.

The class will be held in our MAIN IDAHO FALLS location. It is NOT the main building for Express Lab or RMDC. Look for the number 3908 on the outside of the door. (See the picture). When you enter the door from the outside, the classroom will be immediately to your right in the ‘glass walled’ classroom.

The address to Express Lab is:

3910 Washington Parkway

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

 

 

What Should I Bring to Class?

First day- Tuition. You’re welcome and encouraged to bring a notebook and pencil to take notes. You may also want to bring a laptop to access your text while in class. All the materials and supplies for blood draws/IVs are provided AND LEFT in the classroom. Bring a water bottle and snacks if you need (especially if you are queasy or faint around blood, or needles). We will have breaks where you can get food out.

 

What Should I Wear to Class?

Most medical classes require scrubs, but we do NOT. You are more than welcome to wear scrubs if you have them or want to. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes. If you are not wearing scrubs make sure whatever shirt you wear is either short sleeved or loose enough to roll up easily for vein access. Temperature ranges in the classroom so bring a sweater or sweatshirt if you get cold. Warm arms and hands are easier to find veins in! If you have long hair have it pulled back and out of your face so that it doesn’t get in the way of your view when drawing blood.

 

How Long is the Class?

For Phlebotomy: The entire course is 6 weeks long. Each class is once a week and will last from 6-9pm. Sometimes we may get out earlier, but leave your schedule open until 9 since once we start drawing blood you’ll want all the time you can get to practice. You are allowed to miss ONLY 1 CLASS in the course and still take the final exam. We recommend not missing if at all possible.

For IV Training: This is a two day course. You must attend both classes entirely to pass. The classes are about 3 hours long each unless otherwise specified in registration.

 

Blood draw tubes with various color tops.Student Success

The students in Rocky Mountain Education Classes are looking to enhance their phlebotomy skills. About 50% of our students are currently employed and want to improve their skills while the remaining 50% are typically pursuing their education as a full-time student.

It is estimated that nearly 87% of the students that begin the class are able to successfully finish the curriculum. It is also estimated that over 75% of the students of our Express Lab phlebotomy school significantly improve their employment or employability.

 

Instructor Contact Information:

Phlebotomist with collected sample in laboratory. Smiling at successful draw.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me in a separate email or by calling me. If I don’t answer, feel free to leave a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP. (Email is the best way though). 
 
Rachel King
Email: rockymountaineducation@gmail.com
Phone: 208-529-8330 Ext. 411
Click here to access our School Policies: Rocky Mountain Education Policy Handbook