Continuing Education

Phlebotomy Technician

Program Application

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 231 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of supervised clinical internship in an approved site with a full service laboratory. Tuition is $1,655. Books, uniforms, and liability insurance are also required.

Licensure/Certification

Graduates of the Phlebotomy Technician program are qualified to take a national certification examination.

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 credit college-level coursework
  • Documentation or assessment of computer skills - Windows, Microsoft Word, keyboarding of 25 wpm or transcripted computer course work
  • Completed application packet and health form

Clinical Requirements:

  • Proof of medical insurance, liability insurance, CPR, immunizations, TB test, criminal background check and drug screen required.

Coursework

Class Hours
Medical Terminology I (MDCA 1013) 64
CPR for Health Professionals (EMSP 1019) 7
Human Disease/Pathophysiology (MDCA 1002) 48
Phlebotomy (PLAB 1023) 56
Phlebotomy II (PLAB 1091) 56
Clinical: Phlebotomy (PLAB 1060) 120
Total 351
*Course offerings vary by semester.
Clinical Requirements: Proof of medical insurance, liability insurance, CPR, immunizations, TB test, criminal background check and drug screen required.
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