Phlebotomy Technician

Prepare for an entry-level healthcare career as a phlebotomy technician.

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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Area of Interest

Program Dean

Workforce Services

Program

Workforce Training Program

Required Courses

  • Phlebotomy Technician

Admissions Requirements

  • Documentation of GED or High School Diploma.
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Acceptable background check and drug screen prior to clinical. Proof of immunizations and physical exam may be required depending on clinical site. 
  • Complete a coaching appointment and/or information session prior to enrollment.
  • Complete all funding assistance paperwork (if applicable) prior to enrollment.
  • Meet minimum essential functions and standards for program.

Program Information

This program prepares students to work in a medical office, clinic or hospital lab and collect blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, infection control, blood collection procedures, puncture methods, specimen handling, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of health care. Students will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of blood collection. Students must successfully complete thirty (30) venipunctures and ten (10) capillary sticks at an offsite clinical externship experience to demonstrate skill competency. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credential exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). 

Note: Prospective students without healthcare experience are encouraged to complete an online medical terminology course or self-paced workbook prior to course. Follow the career pathway for medical assisting, which begins with Phlebotomy Technician, continues to EKG technician and finishes with Clinical Medical Assistant. These programs result in stackable credentials that are designed to build upon the knowledge and skills of one another.

Contact Hours: 80, plus required externship