Phlebotomy Technician

84 In Classroom Hours / 40 Clinical Hours

Course Description:

This program prepares students to be professional phlebotomy technicians dedicated to the art of blood withdrawal. Graduates are equipped to prepare the patient, perform venipuncture and assist to maintain the quality of the specimen. The program goal is to prepare competent entry-level phlebotomy technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.   

Recommended Prerequisites:  High School Graduate or GED holder.

Course Exam:

Student will take the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (PTC) exam through American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).  Students must pass their course and associated certification exam in order to be placed at an internship location.

Topics Covered:

  1. Explain basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system.                                               
  2. Define “standard precautions” and apply its principles to all procedures.
  3. Practice the use of medical terminology relating to the circulatory system.
  4. List methods of client and specimen identification.
  5. Describe proper bedside manner and how to prepare the client for venipuncture collection.         
  6. Identify locations on the human body appropriate for venipuncture collection.
  7. List the different colors used to code blood specimens and what they stand for.                        
  8. Perform venipuncture by sterile needle and syringe, butterfly or the vacuum method.
  9. Demonstrate how to dispense blood into tubes following syringe collection.
  10. Perform skin punctures to obtain capillary blood specimens.                                                     
  11. Outline post-puncture care of the client.
  12. Prepare blood specimens for the laboratory.
  13. List potential pre-analytical sources of specimen error.
  14. Explain the potential risks and complications of the venipuncture procedure.
  15. Describe the role of quality assurance in the practice of phlebotomy.
  16. Discuss the scope of practice of the Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
  17. Outline the process of application for State certification.
  18. (40-hour Internship) Perform, at minimum, 100 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures in a clinical setting.



  1. Introduction to Phlebotomy
  2. Health Care Structure
  3. Safety
  4. Infection Control
  5. Medical Terminology
  6. Human Anatomy and Physiology
  7. Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  8. Venipuncture Equipment
  9. Routine Venipuncture
  10. Capillary Collection
  11. Venipuncture Complications
  12. Blood Collection in Special Populations
  13. Arterial Blood Collection
  14. Special Collections and Procedures
  15. Special Nonblood Collection Procedures
  16. Specimen Handling, Transport and Processing
  17. Point-of Care Testing
  18. Quality Phlebotomy
  19. Legal Issues in Phlebotomy


Instructional Strategies:

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Simulation

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Learner-Centered Activities
  • Externship

Instructor Biography:

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Grading System:

Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.


Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Payment Plan Policy:

Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail.

No Refund Policy:

No refund for course, once the first class has been concluded. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If refund is issued, refunded amount will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.

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