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What is Phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy prepares individuals to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of invasive procedures. Instruction includes basic vascular anatomy and physiology, blood physiology, skin puncture techniques, venipuncture, venous specimen collection and handling, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable standards and regulations.

Upon successful completion of this 12- or 17-credit-hour program, individuals will earn a certificate of proficiency.

This program is ineligible for financial aid.

Phlebotomy Application

Opens:  April 1, 9:00 a.m.
Deadline:  Open year-round
Classes available in 5- and 8-week sessions.

No incomplete applications will be accepted; all applications must be complete prior to deadline.

  • Applicants must complete all enrollment requirements and submit all documents before the student selection for each class is made.
  • A final grade of “C” or higher is required in all core courses.
  • Upon completion of the program, graduates take the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam as a third-party assessment and to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
Military Service Obligations

Any student whose plan of study is interrupted due to military service obligations while enrolled in an allied health program will be guaranteed readmission upon return. The student will be required to meet the readmission standards set by the program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

As of July 1, 2020, The Secretary of the Department of Education amends the regulations on institutional eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the Student Assistance General Provisions to rescind the Department’s gainful employment regulations.

In accordance with these regulations, on the Consumer and Mandated Information page you will find links to the disclosures for each of the certificate programs at Black River Technical College which are covered by these regulations.

Certificate in Proficiency for Patient Care Technician

Students that complete the Certificate of Proficiency in both Phlebotomy and Nursing Assistant also qualify for a Certificate in Proficiency for Patient Care Tech.

Patient Care Technician Degree Plans