Phlebotomy Technician

Embark on a career as a Phlebotomy Technician with our comprehensive training program. Designed to equip you with the skills necessary to perform blood collection effectively and safely.

Phlebotomy - Nurse Taking Blood for Laboratory Testing

About our Phlebotomy Technician Program

This program provides both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to excel in this critical healthcare role. Phlebotomy technicians are essential team members in hospitals, clinics, laboratory settings, and other healthcare facilities, where they perform blood draws and prepare samples for medical testing.

Program Objectives

Learn the fundamentals of phlebotomy, including techniques for venipuncture, capillary draws, and special collection procedures.

Develop skills in patient interaction, ensuring patient comfort and safety during the phlebotomy process.

Understand the importance of proper specimen handling, labeling, and processing to maintain the integrity of blood samples.

Prepare for the national certification exams to become a certified Phlebotomy Technician.

Program Structure

This foundational course introduces the principles of phlebotomy, including the healthcare roles and responsibilities of a phlebotomy technician, overview of the healthcare system, and the importance of professional behavior and ethical standards in healthcare settings.

Learn the core skills of venipuncture, capillary draws, and proper blood collection methods. This course covers the techniques for different types of blood draw, including butterfly, vacuum, and syringe methods, and the best practices for patient interaction during these procedures.

Expands on basic skills to include special collection procedures, such as arterial blood sampling, pediatric and neonatal collections, and handling difficult draw situations. Students also learn about the complications that can occur during phlebotomy and how to avoid or manage them.

Offers real-world experience through a clinical externship in a healthcare facility, where students apply their learned skills under the supervision of experienced professionals. This practical experience is crucial for mastering the techniques and understanding the workflow in a professional setting.

Prepares students for the national certification exams with a comprehensive review of all course materials and practice exams. This course focuses on test-taking strategies and reviews the key concepts and skills required to succeed on the certification exam.

Medical professional taking blood from senior in health and wellness before yearly physical.
About this program:

In-Person & Hands-On


8 Weeks


On Campus

Certification Exam:
National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Admission Requirements:

Minimum age of 18 years

High School Diploma or GED

Current Immunizations & Health Records

Ability to Pass a Background Check & a Drug Test

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