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Phlebotomy Technician Program

Prepare for a Healthcare Field Faster than You imagined

Phlebotomy Technicians 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.


What Does a Phlebotomist Do

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. 

Phlebotomy Program Options

Concorde offers two paths to becoming a certified Phlebotomy Technician: a diploma program designed for entry level employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, laboratories, blood centers, or other health care facilities. And a Continuing Education - Certification Exam Prep course for health care professionals wishing to sit for certification exam.

Phlebotomist Certification Exam Prep

Graduates of the Phlebotomy Diploma program or the Continuing Education Certification Exam Prep course may choose to sit for national certification exams given through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Concorde will cover the first attempt exam fee for graduates interested in sitting for the AMCA exam.

*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 phlebotomists 2021-2031 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.

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. 

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Months*

10%

National Employment Demand (2021-2031)**

5.5

Credit Hours

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Curriculum

Phlebotomy Training Options

Concorde offers two approaches to pursuing your phlebotomist certification. An 8 week diploma program for students new to the health care field and a continuing education option for currently employed health care professionals who want to earn their professional certification.

Take your career another step further. Graduates of the phlebotomy diploma program may apply their paid tuition toward the medical assistant diploma program tuition. 

Phlebotomy Certification Preparation

Upon completion of the diploma program or continuing education course, you will sit for national phlebotomy certification exams given through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Concorde will cover the first attempt exam fee for graduates interested in sitting for the AMCA exam.

 

 

8 weeks

Blended Learning includes virtual and on-campus hours*

Phlebotomy Diploma Program

Designed to prepare students for entry level employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, laboratories, blood centers, or other health care facilities.

 

Contact Hours: 128

Semester Credits: 5.5

(6.5 for Memphis Campus)

50 hrs

Fully-Online Asynchronous Training Course Provides a 90-day Time Window to Complete*

Continuing Education Phlebotomy Certification Exam Prep Course

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), 

*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. 

Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

NOTE: To be admitted into the Phlebotomy Continuing Education Certification Prep course, prospective students must provide documentation that they have completed a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary punctures from human sources. No other entrance examinations/documentation is required.

Career Outlook

Demand for Phlebotomists

A career as a phlebotomist can provide a good entry into the health care field. As a phlebotomist you will interact with a variety of patients and health care professionals. 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

10%

Projected national job demand from 2021-2023**

Phlebotomists Play Vital Roles at:

  • Hospitals 
  • Physician Offices
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • Blood Donation Centers

Financial Aid

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.