Phlebotomy Technician Program
Phlebotomy technicians are allied health professionals who safely collect venous and capillary blood specimens for laboratory analysis. In as little as eight weeks, you can earn your phlebotomy technician certificate and be working in the medical field as a phlebotomist. Phlebotomists are in high demand with a projected job growth of 25 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Start Your Career
Our Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) program is a two-part structured program designed to prepare students to practice as an entry-level phlebotomist in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, commercial laboratories, and medical offices. The training consists of approximately 50 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 100 hours of clinical training. In order to be eligible for certification, students must complete at least 100 successful unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures. After successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate of completion and are qualified to sit for the Board of Certification Phlebotomy Technician examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
PBT classes are held every spring and fall semester. Day and evening classes are offered on a rotating basis. You must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to apply to the program.
To be accepted you will need a satisfactory score on pre-admission testing. The skills test measures basic math, grammar, spelling, and language skills. The personality profile measures general personality traits to determine if you are a good fit for a phlebotomy career. You will be allowed two attempts to achieve a satisfactory score on the pre-admission tests. A face-to-face interview is required to be considered for admission.
The projected start date for the spring class is mid- April. Deadlines for admission/pre-admission testing is six weeks prior to the start of any phlebotomy technician course.
Students must possess certain physical and mental attributes to be able to complete the curriculum. Please review the Essential Functions prior to applying to the program. A student must meet these expectations with or without reasonable accommodations.
Tuition and Fees [PDF]
Phlebotomy Technician Program Information
PBT Handbook 2019-2020 [PDF]