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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Comprehensive course in the fundamentals and practice of phlebotomy (blood specimen collection) includes venipuncture, capillary collection, safety, medical terminology, orientation to the clinical laboratory and health care, and specimen handling and processing, blood pressure, pulse and basic life support for healthcare provider. Program is 120 hours of lecture and lab. The student must complete 100 successful venipunctures at a clinical site. Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations and may seek employment as phlebotomists.

Important Information About the Program

  • Participants must be Pennsylvania residents, at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to enroll.
  • Cost for enrollment requirements are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Funding may be available to eligible participants through PA CareerLink®.
  • For the evening program participants, externship hours may need to be completed during day hours.

Requirements to Enter the Program
(Must be completed before the first class. All costs are the responsibility of the student.)

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Background Check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • Influenza Vaccine (if externship/clinical is performed between October and March)
  • Physical examination and required immunizations
  • Urine Drug Screen

To be notified when the next session of this program is open for registration, please email

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