Certified Phlebotomy Technician

ZZZ 632A2 Certified Phlebotomy Technician

A phlebotomist is a person trained to obtain blood specimens by venipuncture and micro techniques.  In addition to technical, clerical, and interpersonal skills, the phlebotomist must develop strong organizational skills to efficiently handle a heavy workload and maintain accuracy.

This 170-hour comprehensive program consists of 90 classroom hours, 30 hours of simulated lab, plus a 50-hour externship (completion of 75 venipunctures) at Newton Medical Center.

Course content includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Blood collection
  • Specimen transport and processing
  • Infection control and safety
  • Quality control
  • Confidentiality and communication skills

The program meets the requirements for certification by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians and American Medical Technologists (AMT).  Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible for national certification by AMT or ASPT.

JOB OUTLOOK 2014 – 2024: 25% GROWTH        

Prerequisites: 18 years old, HS diploma or GED, physical exam, and fluid resistant lab coat. Clear understanding of written and spoken English.

Optional responsibility of student:  National Certification Fees and first year membership payable to AMT $120 or ASPT $85

Note: Externship hours available Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm as scheduled with the instructor.

Externship requirements: Criminal background check /11 panel drug test ordered through TABB, INC. Minimum costs $104.00. (Cost dependent on number of states/names  student has lived in.) Physical exam with proof of immunization history including a 2 step Mantoux test. Externship requirement forms will be issued at the mandatory orientation. All costs associated with the externship requirements are the responsibility of the student and may be subject to change.

Students must complete 100 successful venipunctures plus 25 dermal punctures. Externship hours may extend past the last lecture date of class.

Spring 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 6:00pm – Room A208
Dates and Times: March 27 – July 12, 2018, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Location: SCCC, Building A, Room A208
NO CLASS: 7/3 & 7/5

Tuition: $1,245 + Textbook

Refunds and Fees Policy

Please email or call 908-689-7613 for more information.