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Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

Phlebotomy technicians are critical team members in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and blood donor centers. As new types of tests are developed and laboratory tech positions grow, it's an especially exciting time to begin a career in this thriving field. Some tasks phlebotomy technicians may perform include:

  • Drawing blood from patients and blood donors
  • Evaluating patients' ability to withstand the procedure and helping them feel comfortable
  • Explaining blood-drawing procedure to patients and answering questions
  • Performing basic point-of-care testing, such as reading blood glucose levels
  • Preparing blood, urine and other specimens for testing
  • Maintaining medical equipment such as needles, test tubes and blood vials

National Certification: Upon successful completion of this training program (in either format described below), students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) national examination.

Eligible Students Shall:

  • Be a minimum age of 18 years old
  • Possess a high school diploma, GED or HiSet
  • Comply with MCC’s application procedures
  • Comply with MCC’s tuition requirements

How To Apply

Textbooks and supplies will be required of students. To apply, please fill out the following form:

Class Format

8-week Certification Training Program:

40 hours in class instructor-led. 120 hours of practicum at a facility. Upon completion, students must pass an exit test and review of clinical site evaluation before receiving certificate of completion.

Program Cost: $1,000*

* Program cost includes tuition and books; scrubs, insurance, and certification exam cost is required by students (estimated $150)

Schedule Now Available For Enrollment

Program Area Delivered via Weekly Details Total Hours
Theory In Person Instructor-led at MCC Saturdays 8am-1:30pm 40 hours
Practicum In-Person at Clinical Location Scheduled with facility 120 hours

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Technical Standards

MCC must ensure that patients/clients are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in lab and practicum must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties, and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client care responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, patients/clients and their families.

  • Applicants must be in good physical and mental health. Standards have been established to provide guidance to students as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in the profession.
  • Good manual dexterity and sufficient tactile ability to assess pressure temperature, position, vibration, and movement.
  • Sufficient hearing to assess patient needs and to understand instructions, identify emergency signals, and engage in telephone conversations.
  • Sufficient visual acuity to observe patients, manipulate equipment, and interpret data; visual acuity sufficient to ensure a safe environment, identify color changes, read fine print/writing and calculate fine calibrations.
  • Sufficient strength to perform CPR and the ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Applicants who think they may not be able to meet one or more of the technical standards should contact the workforce development director or instructor to discuss individual cases.