The Phlebotomy Certificate program prepares students with entry-level skills to collect, process, and transport blood and other body fluids for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Students are required to complete unpaid clinical practice in a hospital or an outpatient clinic.

Graduates are employed in hospital laboratories and other healthcare settings.

Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry Examination.

Admission to the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program requires completion of selective admission requirements.

  • Each Fall Semester, 15 students are admitted to the certificate program based on criteria including completion of prerequisites, date of admission, and space available.
  • Technical courses are offered in the evening and must be taken in order.
  • Students must have a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 to enroll in the courses PBTC 100 and PBTC 180.

Interested students must speak to an advisor and receive permission to enroll.


The Phlebotomy Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) 5620 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Phone: 773-714-8880.


Program Chair

Kellee M. Fields

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Collect, process, and transport blood and body fluid specimens needed for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease with attention to specimen integrity to avoid pre-analytical errors
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with patients, peers, and other healthcare personnel

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Processor

Graduate Employment Outlook

According to data from economicmodeling.com, job opportunities for phlebotomists have grown by 12 percent in the past three years and are projected to grow an additional 9 percent by 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for phlebotomists are expected to grow by 23 percent through 2028.

$15/hr to $20/hr

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Transfer History

  • Students may pursue an associate's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology at Cincinnati State

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • The Christ Hospital
  • Highpoint Health
  • St. Elizabeth
  • Tri-Health
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Co-op Salary Projections

Unpaid clinical practice is required


Program Chair

Kellee M. Fields


Effective 2023-2024 academic year

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
XXX 1XX Introduction to College Elective 1 0 1
MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 2 0 2
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
Semester 2
PBT 100 Phlebotomy Principles and Techniques 2 3 3
PBT 180 Phlebotomy Practicum 1 8 2
Total Credits: 9 11 11


Introduction to College Elective
HLT 100 Becoming a Health Care Professional 1
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
FYE 120 College Success Strategies: Campus Integration 4

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