The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program prepares students with entry-level skills to collect, process, and transport blood and other body fluids for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Students are required to complete unpaid clinical practice in a hospital or an outpatient clinic.
Graduates are employed in hospital laboratories and other healthcare settings.
Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry Examination.
Admission to the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program requires completion of selective admission requirements. Interested students should speak to an advisor.
Enrollment requirements include:
- High school diploma or GED
- Criminal background check (State and FBI)
- Physical exam and TB tests
- Immunization documentation
- Proof of health insurance coverage
- Drug screen/tobacco free
Related ProgramsMedical Laboratory Technican (MLT)
The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate is pending approval by Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) 5620 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Phone: 773-714-8880
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Collect, process, and transport blood and body fluid specimens needed for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease with attention to specimen integrity to avoid pre-analytical errors
- Communicate effectively and professionally with patients, peers, and other healthcare personnel
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Phlebotomy Technician
Graduate Employment Outlook
According to data from economicmodeling.com, job opportunities for phlebotomists have grown by 12% in the past three years and are projected to grow an additional 9% by 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities are expected to grow by 23% through 2028.
$13-$18 per hour
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2020-2021 academic year
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)
Note: Students should meet with the Program Chair/Advisor before registering for courses
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|MCH 101||Medical Terminology 1||2||0||2|
|PBT 100||Phlebotomy Principles and Techniques||2||3||3|
|COMM 105||Interpersonal Communication||3||0||3|
|PBT 180||Phlebotomy Practicum||1||7||2|