Phlebotomy Technician Program

A phlebotomist is a medical technician who is specifically trained for drawing the patient's blood out for carrying out blood transfusions, blood tests and pathology tests.

The Phlebotomy Technician program will present an in-depth study of topics such as anatomy & physiology of the cardiovascular system, the coagulation process, ABGs, infectious disease and biohazards, universal precaution & infection control, equipment and additives, ethical practices, and interpersonal communication. Students will also learn to perform various techniques and methods like butterfly venipuncture, capillary puncture, vacutainer, and taking blood culture.

Upon successful completion of the training program, graduates will receive a certificate and be eligible to take the National Certification Examination offered by National Healthcareer Association. Students who successfully pass the credentialing exam will receive a national license recognized by all fifty states in the nation.

Academic Calendar

» Class Schedule

Class Schedule Program Length
Day Class 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday 3 weeks
Evening Class 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday - Friday 6 weeks

» Program Calendar (2018)

Start Date Graduation Date
February 5, 2018 February 23, 2018
March 26, 2018 April 13, 2018
May 14, 2018 June 1, 2018
July 2, 2018 July 20, 2018
August 20, 2018 September 7, 2018
October 8, 2018 October 26, 2018
November 26, 2018 December 17, 2018

Career Description

Phlebotomists usually work under the supervision of laboratory managers or medical technologists in hospitals, laboratories, clinics, blood banks, and physician offices. Approximately fifty percent of available phlebotomist positions are located in hospitals, while most of the remaining positions are in physician offices and diagnostic laboratories.

A phlebotomist's primary duty is to safely and hygienically draw blood from the patient's veins and arteries. Blood analysis is one of the most important diagnostic tools available to clinicians, so it is vitally important that a blood sample is obtained in a way that does not result in contamination. Additionally, venipuncture is an invasive procedure that can be frightening or even painful to the patient if performed incorrectly. A phlebotomist needs to have excellent communication skills as well as flawless technique.

Career Outlook

Mean Hourly Wage: $13.00

Mean Annual Salary: $26,000 - $27,100

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, rapid job growth and excellent job growth opportunities are expected for Phlebotomy Technicians. Most phlebotomy jobs will continue to be in hospitals, laboratories and doctor's offices, but employment will grow rapidly in other settings as well.

Employment of clinical laboratory workers, which includes Phlebotomy Technicians, is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2008 and 2018 which is faster than the average for all occupations. The volume of laboratory tests continues to increase with both population growth and the development of new types of diagnostic exams and advances in medical technology.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed application form, emergency contact form, and student enrollment agreement

  • Current, active CPR card (through Red Cross or American Heart Association)

  • Physical exam and two-step Mantoux tuberculin tests (for TB) within last year

  • Offered in These Location(s)

  • Dayton Main Campus