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Phlebotomy Technician

The Phlebotomy Technician laboratory and clinical courses will provide skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions.  Instruction will include practice on how to use vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults.  You will learn to:
  • Demonstrate infection control and safety practices
  • Describe quality assurance as it relates to specimen collection
  • Explain the role of specimen collection in the overall patient care system
  • Identify collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents
  • Demonstrate venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques on adults, children, and infants
  • Explain requisitioning, transport, and processing
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and empathetic behavior
  • Role play patient interactions
This classroom/laboratory course will prepare you to enter the workforce as a trained phlebotomist.  You must complete the 60-hour lab course prior to applying for the clinical externship.  The 100-hour clinical experience is an optional addition to your training as a phlebotomist.  Spaces at clinical sites are limited and competitive.  After completion of the 100-hour clinical, you will be eligible for certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathology

Important Documents

Phlebotomy Pre-Admission Application Packet
The Pre-Admission Application Packet is required to be completed in full before a student will be considered for the Phlebotomy Technician course.  Submit the completed application and all accompanying documents to the CE Health Sciences Department.  Scan and email documents to
General questions can be directed to this same office by calling 972.985.3761.