Phlebotomy Technician

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 (2019)

Start Date Graduation Date
January 7, 2019 January 25, 2019
February 25, 2019 March 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 May 3, 2019
June 3, 2019 June 21, 2019
July 22, 2019 August 9, 2019
September 9, 2019 September 27, 2019
October 28, 2019 November 15, 2019

» Program Calendar (2020)

Start Date Graduation Date
January 6, 2020 January 24, 2020
February 24, 2020 March 13, 2020
April 13, 2020 May 1, 2020
June 1, 2020 June 19, 2020
July 20, 2020 August 7, 2020
September 7, 2020 September 25, 2020
October 26, 2020 November 13, 2020

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

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

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

  • Offered in These Location(s)

  • Ohio Medical Career Center - Dayton