Students completing the Certified Phlebotomy Technician course (NA 120) will attain through lecture, demonstration and clinical experience, all the necessary skills for entry-level placement as a phlebotomist.
Proficiency will be demonstrated in all routine blood-drawing techniques, patient approach, patient identification, and professionalism.
After successful completion of NA 120, the student will continue in Phlebotomy practicum (NA 123). NA 123 provides clinical experience, enhances the classroom component, and enables the students to gain confidence in seeking employment as a phlebotomist in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and/or doctor's offices. A minimum of 150 venipunctures and 120 hours is required in the clinical area. Students will be supervised by a hospital preceptor in the clinical area.
This course is offered to high school graduates interested in entering the health care field and working in a health care facility. Becoming certified is strongly encouraged through the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry upon completion of the program and passing their examination.
Due to the popularity of these courses, a closed registration system has been developed. To be considered for this program, students must complete and submit a program application by the due date, which varies depending on the semester of interest. Based on seat availability, students will be selected by a random lottery system. For more information, please visit the Allied Health department site (link on upper left side of this page).
Phlebotomy Technician Requirements