Phlebotomy

Career Overview

Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, physician offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations, and public facilities. Duties of a phlebotomy technician may include drawing blood, preparing specimens for storage or testing, assembling equipment and verifying patients’ records. A phlebotomist may also interview and screen donors at a blood bank.

Length & Cost of Training

The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 80 hours of supervised clinical internship in an approved site with a full service laboratory. This program may be completed in 3-4 months. Tuition is $1,058. Books, uniforms, and liability insurance are also required at an additional cost.

Licensure/Certification

Graduates of the Phlebotomy Technician program are qualified to take a national certification examination, specifically from the National Center for Competency Testing, NCCT. The fee for this certification is the student’s responsibility.

Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or GED or transcript evaluation equivalence and 18 years of age.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Documentation or assessment of entry-level academic skills in reading, writing, and math or previous college coursework
  • Completed application packet, immunization records, and health form
  • Coursework

Coursework

  • CPR for Health Professionals (EMSP 1019) - 7 hours
  • Phlebotomy (PLAB 1023) - 80 hours
  • Clinical: Phlebotomy (PLAB 1060) - 80 hours
Course offerings vary by semester. Clinical Requirements: Successful completion of PLAB 1023, proof of medical insurance, liability insurance, CPR, immunizations, TB test, criminal background check, drug screening.