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Phlebotomy Technician Program

Health Business


This course is offered at Evendale campus.


Phlebotomy Registration Form



Phlebotomists are vital members of the clinical laboratory team whose main function is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system - hospitals, group practices, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), public health facilities, insurance carriers, and other medical settings. The Phlebotomy Technician Program is designed for students seeking preparation to function in entry-level positions.

Contact Hours


Course Description

The 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares graduates to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

Course Objectives

Help students gain an understanding of:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, and medical terminology & theory
  • Laboratory law, ethics, and regulatory issues
  • Specimen documentation and transportation, non - blood specimen collection, pediatric & geriatric blood collection, specimen collection, and processing & handling
  • Quality, competency, and performance assessment; laboratory operations
  • Cells, lab safety, anatomy of the arm, use of a tourniquet, and anatomy of arteries & veins
  • Blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, vein puncture protocols, blood banks, blood typing, lab departments, and personnel
  • Universal precautions - safety protocols, infection control, pneumonia & TB isolation protocol, live venipuncture & skin punctures, and syringe practice
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)/Differential Blood Count (DIFF), hematological lab tests, disease & disorders, and order of draw
  • Training arm practice and other clinical lab exercises

Course Features

  • This course prepares an individual to sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) certification exam
  • NOTE: This 90-hour program does NOT include a clinical rotation. 

For More Information

Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
10100 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH. 45241
Office (513) 569-1643

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