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Phlebotomy Technician Program

The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. Phlebotomists work directly with patients using the highest level of care to provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.

Phlebotomy Technician Program


This program includes 90 hours of classroom theory and hands on labs and a clinical externship at a local healthcare provider. The classroom instruction consists of lectures, group activities, discussions and exams, and the lab provides an opportunity for students to learn, practice and demonstrate medical assistant skills. The externship allows students to apply the skills they have learned in a real-world healthcare setting.

The program will cover the following key areas and topics:

  • Process and procedures for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis

  • All aspects of blood collection and related procedures

  • The order of draw

  • Universal precautions

  • Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely

  • Terminology and related anatomy and physiology

  • The history of phlebotomy and the healthcare setting

  • Quality assurance and legal issues

  • Infection control, safety, first aid, and personal wellness

  • Medical terminology and laboratory theory

  • Human anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system

  • Respiratory, pneumonia and TB isolation protocol

  • Laboratory skills and simulated/animated labs

  • And more

Job Outlook

Phlebotomy is among the fastest growing occupations, as noted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing a 24% growth rate of employment from 2016-2026.


Full course fee is only $1,799. Enrollment fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the program and includes all textbooks.


Summer classes begin June 4, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 9:30 p.m. (June 4 to August 15)
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (June 23, July 14, August 4)


Porreco College of Edinboro University

After completing the Phlebotomy Technician Program, students will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) national examination.

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