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Toledo Campus: Phlebotomy Certificate

Phlebotomy

The Fall 2020 cohort is officially full and a waitlist has been established. Please contact Admissions for questions regarding your application.

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Work hands-on as a skilled professional in an in-demand career

The Phlebotomy non-credit certificate program offers content pertaining to routine venipuncture and dermal techniques; non-blood collection procedures; proper specimen handling; safety and infection control; venipuncture equipment; complications; medical ethics; confidentiality; and effective communication. Students will also learn about the function of a full-service laboratory. The clinical experience is scheduled as if it were a full-time job (day shift, Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day, no evenings or weekend hours).

Phlebotomy involves the collection of routine venipuncture and dermal blood samples for laboratory testing, transfusions, research, and blood donations. This comprehensive eight-week program includes classroom and laboratory instruction as well as clinical experience. Students must have the manual dexterity required to perform blood draws and other lab procedures.

2020/2021 Classes

Didactic instruction will be offered completely online. The laboratory component will be divided the class into three (3) sections and each section will have 1.5 hours of hands-on instruction on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, for 5 weeks, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. You will be notified of the section and times of lab prior to the start of the semester. A 100-hour clinical rotation follows the successful completion of the 5-week didactic/laboratory course.

Fall 2020


Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

Spring 2021


Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - Friday, February 12, 2021

Summer 2021


Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - Friday, June 11, 2021

Fall 2021


Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - Friday, September 24, 2021

Program Overview

The course offers content pertaining to routine venipuncture and dermal techniques; non-blood collection procedures; proper specimen handling; safety and infection control; venipuncture equipment; complications; medical ethics; confidentiality; and effective communication. Students will also learn about the function of a full-service laboratory. The clinical experience is scheduled as if it were a full-time job (day shift, Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day, no evenings or weekend hours). Students who successfully complete the lecture, lab and clinical components of this program will be eligible to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Phlebotomy Certification Exam. The fee for this exam is included in the cost of the program.

Career Outlook

Employment Growth

The job outlook for phlebotomists indicates a 23% projected growth from 2018 through 2028, much faster than average for other occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other healthcare sites will continue to require skilled phlebotomists as members of the healthcare team.

Salary Range

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for phlebotomists in 2018 was $34,480.

Admission Requirements

An applicant must be a high school graduate or GED recipient. Students must be 18 years old to attend this program. Students must complete a criminal background check, health and drug screen. Students failing to clear criminal background checks, health and/or drug screens may be ineligible for the program. This program does allow for conditional/provisional acceptance into the program pending the results of their criminal background check, health and/or drug screen.

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Program Cost and Expenses

Total Program Cost: $2,295
Cost includes textbook, lab supplies, liability insurance, and NCCT national exam fee. ‚Äč

Out of pocket expenses include:
Background check, fingerprinting and drug screen, as well as health requirements, and scrubs to wear at the clinical experience. Student drug screening, fingerprinting & background checks must be completed no later than the 4th Friday of class. The cost of establishing your CastleBranch account, where you upload the results for the pre-clinical requirements, is approximately $170.00.

This program is not financial aid eligible.

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