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Phlebotomy - NEXT CLASS IS JANUARY 2019

Phlebotomy & Specimen Accessioning Certificate Program

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Phlebotomy is the science and art of obtaining blood specimens from patients for laboratory analysis. Specimen accessioning is the multi-tasked step for processing these laboratory specimens.

The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences offers a certificate program in phlebotomy and specimen accessioning which is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The program is composed of two courses. 

  • Part I consists of theory and student laboratory practice in specimen collection, processing and storage, laboratory safety, anatomy and physiology of body systems, and legal responsibilities of the phlebotomist. Successful completion of Part I is required for admission to Part II.

  • Part II consists of phlebotomy practice on mannequin arms and electronic devices, followed by clinical rotation consisting of 120 hours and a minimum of 100 successful venipunctures and/or capillary punctures of clinical practice. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical sites.

Upon successful completion of Part I and Part II, students are awarded a the University Certificate and are eligible to take the National Certifying Examination in the Phlebotomy Category to become a certified phlebotomist. 

Phlebotomists work in hospitals, private laboratories, clinics and physician's offices under supervision. In some settings, phlebotomists may also process, store and ship various medical specimens, instruct patients on sample collection, perform clerical duties related to record keeping of laboratory tests as well an enter and retrieve data using computers.


Please see link below to apply for the 2018 Phlebotomy Class.


Click here to view and download the 2018 Brochure. Please read the brochure thoroughly. If you have questions, please submit via email to





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