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Phlebotomy - Certificate

The Phlebotomy Certificate teaches blood-collecting techniques that include venipuncture, and skin punctures to provide samples necessary for lab analysis. Students also learn techniques and procedures needed to assist with various lab procedures, including specimen processing. The phlebotomist must recognize any conditions that might alter collections, correlate types of lab tests to the written diagnosis, and communicate with both the laboratory and the patients to provide the best care possible and assure specimen integrity.

Program Code: 905131
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Area of Study: Health Sciences

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How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

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  • Student must be 18 years old to enroll in phlebotomy course. Medical Terminology and Basic Lab Skills can be completed by students of all ages.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 6
  • Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or higher in the following courses: Medical Terminology, Basic Lab Skills, and Phlebotomy. A student may repeat that particular course to achieve a “C” or better final grade in order to continue in or complete this certificate.
  • The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a "C" or better.

Certificate Outcomes

  • Collect blood samples by venous and capillary techniques.
  • Use methods that comply with OSHA Needlestick Safety Standards.
  • Process and prepare specimens for testing.

What else do I need to know about the program?


  • A maximum of 16 students will be accepted to the Certificate in each Spring and Fall semester.
  • Student must be 18 years old to enroll in phlebotomy course. Medical Terminology and Basic Lab Skills can be completed by students of all ages.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.