Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Are you seeking a new career in the high-demand healthcare field? Do you enjoy working with people and work well under pressure? A career as a phlebotomy technician may be right for you. Phlebotomy technicians are valuable members of the healthcare team who collect and prepare lab specimens for analysis. In this course, you learn about phlebotomy procedures and practice blood draw techniques. This is a 120-hour program including classroom learning and simulation labs that cover medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, venipuncture, specimen collection procedures, safety and universal precautions, common laboratory tests with clinical significance to body systems and disease processes, medical coding for laboratory procedures, and laboratory equipment.
Following the program, students complete an internship at Middlesex Health Outpatient Laboratories. Weekday internships are scheduled by the instructor. Scheduling requests can be made but are not guaranteed. Students must have transportation to clinical sites.
This program has been recognized by the American Medical Technologists, a premier national certification agency. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for national certification through American Medical Technologists.
PREREQUISITES: 1) At least 18 years of age. 2) High school diploma or GED. 3) Health form complete with immunizations and two-step PPD. 4) Personal medical insurance. 5) Clean criminal background. A criminal background check may be performed. Students who have a criminal record are denied access to clinical internship sites.
SUPPLIES: 1) Navy blue scrubs. 2) A textbook is required for this course and can be purchased at the MxCC bookstore.
A full tuition refund can be made when you withdraw from your course at least 3 working days before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.
$24,000 to $32,000
Amount you’ll earn*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics
Diane Bordonaro, MSN RN
Director of Non-Credit Programs
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 508
Continuing Ed Assistant/CT Pathways Coordinator
Office Location: Snow Hall Rm. 515