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 posess patience, compassion, and skill. Phlebotomy Basics for Nurses is also offered for those already in the nursing field.

Program Overview

Credential Earned:

Certification

 

No. of Classes:

2 + Clinical

 

Format:

In-classroom

 

Contact:

443.412.2172 or  healthcaretraining@harford.edu

Requirements:

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

 

Cost:

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

Courses

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 for a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Phlebotomists may work in a facility where they are taking blood for testing or where they are administering intravenous therapies.

 

Employment

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.

 

Who Teaches This Program?

The phlebotomy technician program is taught by experienced industry professionals.