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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)


Note: This certificate program is pending approval by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).

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. Interested students should speak to an advisor.

Enrollment requirements include:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • A criminal background check (State and FBI)
  • A physical exam and TB tests
  • Immunization documentation
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Drug screen/tobacco free

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

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

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Phlebotomist
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Processor

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$13-18 per hour

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.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

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

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • The Christ Hospital
  • UC Health
  • Tri-Health
  • Highpoint Health

Co-op Salary Projections

Unpaid clinical experience


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective 1 0 1
MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 2 0 2
PBT 100 Phlebotomy Principles and Techniques
(Note: For Fall 2020, take MLT 198: Special Topics - Phlebotomy)
2 3 3
Semester 2      
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
PBT 180 Phlebotomy Practicum
(Note: For Spring 2021, take MLT 199: Phlebotomy Practicum)
1 7 2
Total Credits:   9 10 11
First Year Experience Elective  
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

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Kellee M. Fields, Ed.D., MLS (ASCP)
(513) 569-1672
Danielle Fuller
(513) 569-1417
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