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Phlebotomy Technician

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Phle­bot­omy tech­ni­cians are trained to per­form a vari­ety of blood col­lec­tion tech­niques. Our 126-hour pro­gram pre­pares you for an en­try-lev­el posi­tion as a Phle­bot­omy Tech­ni­cian. We prov­ide 63 hours of instruc­tion in the clas­sroom and on­line, fol­lowed by a labora­tory clin­ical experi­ence. Ad­dit­ional­ly, an Ameri­can Heart As­socia­tion Basic Life Sup­port for Health­care Pro­viders (8 hours) and Profes­sional­ism in the Work­place (7 hours) are given in con­junc­tion with this course. Both are re­quired before at­tend­ing clini­cal rota­tions.

Course­work covers vacuum col­lec­tion de­vices, syr­inges, capil­lary skin punc­ture, but­ter­fly need­les, blood cul­ture, and speci­men col­lec­tion on adults, chil­dren, and inf­ants. Empha­sis will be on infec­tion preven­tion, proper pat­ient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Other topics include ethics and medical terminology. Once you have completed our program, you can apply for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician(CPT) exam with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) https://www.nhanow.com/certification/nha-certifications/certified-phlebotomy-technician-(cpt).

Information is subject to change based on industry, facility, or institution requirements.

This course can be delivered via an online hybrid format or in person.

Estimated Tuition

The cost of the program is $1,054. Additional costs include an extended online background check ($50, payable by the student), drug screen ($40, payable by the student), supplies, and textbooks:

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Online Study Guide & Practice Test 2.0

Phlebotomy Technician (PDF)

Prerequisites
Time Commitment
Immunization Requirements

In an effort to better serve student needs and interests, we offer programs along with our educational partners, CCI, and Ed2Go. For a listing of those programs visit:

Check Eligibility for Licensing Exams:

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed. Some examples include, but are not limited to, education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.

HB 1508

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed Some examples include but are not limited to education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.