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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists draw blood, perform blood transfusions, conduct research, and take blood donations.

These detail-oriented technicians work in hospitals, labs, blood banks, and other medical facilities and must possess patience, compassion, and skill. For those already working in the nursing field, Harford Community College also offers Phlebotomy Basics for Nurses.

Program Overview


2 + Clinical

The approximate cost of the program is $1,885, not including textbooks and materials.




  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED® 
  • Reading (NGR) and Math (NGA) Assessments, available at the Test Center; college-level courses or SAT/ACT scores (500+) may be used in place of the NGR and NGA 
  • Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification through the American Heart Association; prior to clinical 
  • Health Assessment, including immunization record (due prior to clinical placement) 
  • Background check possible; prior to clinical 

Courses Required

  • Phlebotomy I
  • Phlebotomy II
  • Phlebotomy Clinical

What can I do when I complete this program?

Upon completion of this program students may sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification exam to earn the designation of Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Phlebotomists may work in a facility where they are taking blood for testing or where they are administering intravenous therapies.

Potential Careers

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2018 median salary for a Phlebotomy Technician in Maryland was $39,760*. Employment is expected to grow 25% from 2016-2026, faster than the national average.

*Completion of this certificate does not guarantee this wage.