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Interested in starting or advancing your career in healthcare? The Phlebotomy Technician program will give you the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to draw blood safely and confidently from both adults and children.

This program can be used as a great additional certification for CNAs and Patient Care Technicians or it can as a stand-alone certification for someone wishing to work as a phlebotomist in hospitals, labs, doctors’ offices, blood donation centers and so on.

You will learn the technical and procedural aspects of phlebotomy including the collection of blood specimens and venipuncture using a combination of theory and hands-on instruction. You’ll also learn fundamental concepts including procedures, safety, infection control, legal issues in healthcare, introductory-level human anatomy and physiology and more!

Upon completion, you will be eligible to sit for a National Certificate Exam.

In This Course You'll Learn To:

  • perform various blood collection techniques and understand their importance

  • integrate knowledge and skills acquired to function as a competent phlebotomist

  • understand the professional roles of a phlebotomist in relation to the healthcare delivery system

  • understand, demonstrate, and continuously utilize the principles of medical asepsis and standard precautions as well as other safety precautions

  • demonstrate an understanding of appropriate and effective application of legal and ethical standards of practice

  • promote effective oral communication skills to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals

  • demonstrate and utilize appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations as related to the clinical laboratory

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • GED or high school diploma

  • Completed health form, signed by your physician (if clinical is included)

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster (if clinical is included)

  • Drug testing (If clinical is included)

  • A criminal background check may be required. Students who have a record of felonies or misdemeanors may be denied access to clinical training sites. (If clinical is included) Note: Convicted felons may have difficulty finding employment in the healthcare industry.

National Exam Testing

Students who successfully complete the Phlebotomy Technician are eligible to take the NHA exam, Phlebotomy Certification | CPT ( Graduates from CT State- Manchester are eligible to take the NHA exam Phlebotomy Certification | CPT ( and ASCP Exam.

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