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 projected job growth of 25 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Download a copy of our Phlebotomy Technician Program catalog, containing the mission, goals, and curriculum information.
Phlebotomy Program [PDF]
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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. Students will be provided with a maximum of 7 weeks of clinical rotations in a certified outpatient lab at Reading Hospital. 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 from Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. Successful graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Phlebotomy Technician examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) if the graduate has completed 100 successful blood drawls and 100 documented clinical rotation hours.
Phlebotomy classes are held every spring and fall semester. Day classes are offered in the spring. Evening classes are offered in the fall. Clinical rotation hours in the spring and fall are only offered during daytime hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.(hours may vary by clinical site).
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.
Applicants selected for admission must complete all post-acceptance requirements including all background checks, health screenings, tests, and immunizations according to the established deadlines.
Spring 2022 Phlebotomy Technician Program - Day - Closed Class
Fall 2022 Phlebotomy Technician Program- Evening - Open Class. The program is scheduled to run from October 4, 2022 - to December 31, 2022.
Application deadlines for admission/pre-admission testing and interviews are ten weeks before the start of any phlebotomy technician course or when the class has been filled.
The 2022 spring program starts on April 4, 2022.
Online Phlebotomy Technician Application
Phlebotomy Technician Application [PDF]
Students must possess certain physical and mental attributes to be able to complete the curriculum. Please review the Essential Functions before applying to the program. A student must meet these expectations with or without reasonable accommodations.
2022 Spring Phlebotomy Payment Plan
PBT 2022 Spring Payment Plan [PDF]
Phlebotomy Technician Handbook
PBT Handbook 2019-2020 [PDF]