Phlebotomy Technician | Lackawanna College

Phlebotomy Technician

At A Glance

Certificate program designed for students looking to work in the healthcare industry as phlebotomists.
Students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.
Graduates will continue to see employment opportunities as the field is expected to rapidly grow 22% from 2020 to 2030.
Graduates can earn between $28,990 and $48,490, depending on experience.
Available at the Towanda Center and the Susquehanna Career Technology Center.

Welcome to Phlebotomy Technician-Certificate Program

Looking to be a part of a team that’s devoted to helping others? Consider enrolling in Lackawanna College’s Phlebotomy Technician certificate program. The program teaches students how to effectively communicate and collect samples from patients.

Your Career Starts Here

The need for qualified phlebotomists continues to grow with the industry expected to grow by 22% over the next 10 years. With a certificate from Lackawanna, students can work in a variety of healthcare industries including physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes and other locations.

More About the Program

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.

The Course Work

Before being accepted and taking any phlebotomy courses, 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.

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

Additional Information

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%.

Apply to Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program

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

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


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.