Contact Hours: 128
Semester Credits: 5.5
Instructional Weeks: 8
The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, laboratories, blood centers, or other health care facilities. The primary function of the Phlebotomy Tech is to collect blood samples from patients via venipuncture or capillary puncture. The Phlebotomy Tech facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical lab. A Phlebotomy Technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations, and research.
Duties performed by a Phlebotomy Tech differ according to the medical setting, but typical duties may include:
- Draw blood from patients or donors
- Assemble equipment (such as needles, blood collection devices, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, and alcohol)
- Verify or record identity of patient or donor
- Converse with patients to alleviate fear of procedure
- Apply tourniquet to arm, locate vein, swab area with disinfectant, and insert needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube
- Label and store blood container for processing
- Conduct interviews, take vital signs and test blood samples to screen donors at a blood bank
- Analyze information and make appropriate recommendations
Graduates of this program may choose to sit for national certification exams given through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Hours: 50 Hours
Time to Complete: 8 weeks*
Modality: Fully Online
This continuing education course is designed to prepare students already working in a phlebotomy-related field to successfully complete national Phlebotomy certification exams given through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). To be admitted into this course, prospective students must provide documentation they have completed a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary punctures from human sources. No other entrance examinations/documentation is required.
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.
National Employment Demand (2020-2030)
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national job demand for phlebotomists over the next 10-years is expected to grow.
- 22% Projected National Job Growth projected from 2020-2030**
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for phlebotomists 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
The diploma and continuing education certificate are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid Funding also know as Title IV funding.
Graduates of the diploma program, wishing to enroll into the full Medical Assisting diploma program will receive a tuition discount in the amount paid for the phlebotomy diploma program.