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Phlebotomy Technician

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program at Lackawanna College is designed for students looking to work in the healthcare industry as phlebotomists.

Phlebotomists are health professionals who draw blood from patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or donation purposes and are responsible for preparing patients and obtaining high-quality specimens for transport to the lab.

Phlebotomists must have good manual dexterity, excellent communication skills, great organizational skills, and a good knowledge of lab specimen requirements and departmental policies.

After completing our phlebotomy technician program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.

Students who would like to start down the rewarding path to becoming certified phlebotomists can begin by enrolling in Lackawanna’s Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program.

Apply today!

WHY ENROLL IN OUR CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

Lackawanna’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program teaches students the necessary knowledge and hands-on skills to enter this high-priority occupation within the healthcare field.

You will learn from experienced professors and professionals working in this growing healthcare sector.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average median salary in 2020 for phlebotomists was $36,320 per year. The field is expected to grow by 17% through 2029, which is much faster than average.

Since 2016, Lackawanna College CPT students have a 100% pass rate on their first attempt taking the National Health-Career Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) National Certification Exam. That is 15 percentage points above the national average of 85%.

* BLS data retrieved May 2020

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WHY CHOOSE LACKAWANNA COLLEGE FOR YOUR PHLEBOTOMY PROGRAM?

Lackawanna College’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program is an affordable fast-track program that trains students to have the skills and knowledge to get into a fulfilling career in phlebotomy in less than six months.

Lackawanna College builds instructions and coursework around the real world. You will earn your certification from an accredited phlebotomy technician school that is committed to keeping higher education accessible and affordable.

Our certificate programs are made for people just like you!

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN OUR CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

Before being accepted and taking even one phlebotomy course, students must meet certain admission conditions, which will be reviewed during the application process. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Lackawanna’s phlebotomy technician training consists of a combined total of 190 class/lab hours. Upon completing the coursework, students will then be placed in a clinical externship consisting of obtaining a minimum of 100 documented venipunctures and 10 dermal punctures in a clinical setting.

After completing the course and clinical externship, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.

While earning your phlebotomy certification, you can expect concentrated learning of field-related topics, some of which include:

  • Quality Assurance and Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • Infection Control, Safety, and First Aid
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Review
  • The Circulatory System
  • Blood Collection Equipment, Additives, and Order of Draw
  • Venipuncture and Capillary Punctures
  • Special Collections
  • Specimen Handling and Processing
  • Urine and Other Non-blood Specimens and Tests
  • Arterial Puncture Procedures

As a student of the Certified Phlebotomy Technician program, you can expect concentrated learning of field related topics, some of which include:

  • Quality Assurance and Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • Infection Control, Safety, and First Aid
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Review
  • The Circulatory System
  • Blood collection Equipment, Additives, and Order of Draw
  • Venipuncture and Capillary Punctures
  • Special Collections
  • Specimen Handling and Processing
  • Urine and Other Non-blood Specimens and Tests
  • Arterial Puncture Procedures

Apply to Our Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program

If you are interested in enrolling in Lackawanna’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician certificate program, click here to learn more.

We look forward to hearing from you!

ENROLL IN OUR PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM TODAY

Students whose passion is to help patients in healthcare settings by becoming certified phlebotomists owe it to themselves to follow their dreams and begin their phlebotomy training at the Lackawanna CollegeTowanda Center.

Our Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program is a comprehensive and affordable option for becoming certified and entering the workforce in this growing field.

Enroll in our phlebotomy training in PA today by contacting Nicolette Morgan, Continuing Education Coordinator, at (570) 265-3449, ext. 3.

Curriculum

Download our program guide (PDF)

Accreditation

Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.

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