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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Do you like working with all types of patients and in a variety of settings? Do you have the ability to calm patients and create an atmosphere of trust and confidence?

Glen Oaks offers a Phlebotomy Technician program which can be completed in less than a year. Students learn how to accurately collect and process blood samples. Graduates are prepared to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) exam.

Nurse in drop-in department taking blood from woman donor
Program Information

Admissions Process

  • Register for admission to the college.
  • Declare Phlebotomy Technician Program interest and register for all required Fall semester courses
  • Meet placement criteria in basic Math and English
  • If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  • Meet with Director of Allied Health to discuss the guided pathway for successful completion of the program.

The Phlebotomy Technician Program may be completed in 2 semesters beginning in the fall.

Is this for me?

Consider a career as a phlebotomist if you are compassionate, can comfort people during procedures such as getting their blood drawn, are detailed oriented, and have good eye/hand coordination.

Employment Information

Since physicians rely on blood samples to assess their patients’ health accurately, laboratories depend on phlebotomy technicians to collect quality samples to produce excellent results. To do this, phlebotomy technicians must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients in a skillful, safe and reliable manner.

Jobs are available in hospital laboratories, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers and doctors’ offices. Dedicated phlebotomy technicians can enhance their employability by becoming certified nationally. Since blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals the demand for phlebotomist is likely to remain high.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth in employment of phlebotomists of 25 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

Apply your certificate toward a degree

This certificate can also be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health degree, for those seeking increased responsibilities, supervisory roles and health care office management in physician offices, health care clinics, hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small health care businesses.