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The Phlebotomy Technician 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. Interested students should speak to an advisor.

Enrollment requirements include:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Criminal background check (State and FBI)
  • Physical exam and TB tests
  • Immunization documentation
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Drug screen/tobacco free


The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate is pending approval by Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and 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, job opportunities for phlebotomists have grown by 12% in the past three years and are projected to grow an additional 9% by 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities are expected to grow by 23% through 2028.

$13-$18 per hour

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 2021-2022 academic year

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)

Note: Students should meet with the Program Chair/Advisor before registering for courses

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
HLT 100 Becoming a Health Care Professional 0 3 1
MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 2 0 2
PBT 100 Phlebotomy Principles and Techniques 2 3 3
Semester 2
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
PBT 180 Phlebotomy Practicum 1 7 2
Total Credits: 8 13 11

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