Diploma (150 Hours) 8 Weeks

The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Phlebotomist, Lab Tech, Dialysis Tech, Donor Services Technician, or Phlebotomy Technician. The program offers a sequence of courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge through laboratory and clinical experience.  Graduates attain the skills needed to prepare for or expand career opportunities in Phlebotomy and the foundation to pursue academic success at the next level.

Admission Documentation:

  • 18 Years of Age.
  • High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent.

Clinical Documentation:

  • Basic Physical Exam, Including Negative TB Skin Test or Negative X-Ray.
  • State Fingerprinting (Level II Background)

Training Includes:

  • 60 Hours of Lecture/Theory and general practice
  • 30 Hours of Laboratory/Live Blood Draws/Processing and Specimen Collection
  • 60 Hours of clinical/externship experience is necessary to complete the Diploma program.
  • Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment Standards
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Phlebotomy Medical Terminology and Anatomy
  • Phlebotomy Equipment and Blood Draw Procedures
  • Correct Order of Blood Draw, Tubes, and Additives
  • Venipuncture Procedures
  • Point-of-Care Testing and Special Blood Draw Procedures
  • Common Lab Tests and Procedures

Phlebotomy Training Includes:

  • Initial practice with artificial training arms to gain basic knowledge of and comfort in properly working with the blood draw equipment and the blood draw procedure.
  • Subsequent “live sticks” with instructor supervision.
  • Practice “live sticks” using the most common blood draw techniques with a syringe, butterfly (winged infusion set), and vacutainer needles to ensure adequate preparation.

Our phlebotomy technician training program includes supplementary training and certification opportunities as a:

  • NHA-Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)