Phlebotomy Technician

About This Program

Program Summary

The Phlebotomy Technician Program consists of 80 hours of lecture and lab hours. This diploma-based program meets for four-hour sessions over an 8-week period. The Phlebotomy Technician program provides instruction in the skills needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostics testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, clinical safety, and mastering difficult draws. Upon successful completion, students will be able to demonstrate competence in the theoretical comprehension of phlebotomy techniques, demonstrate accepted professional communication and interpersonal skills, discuss phlebotomy in relation to the healthcare setting; identify the anatomic structure and function of the body systems in relation to services performed by a phlebotomist, a practice accepted procedures for transporting, processing specimens, and practice infection control following expanded precaution protocol. Students are provided with an NHA certification exam to become certified and recognized as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

The Phlebotomy Technician Program includes the following courses:

  • PHE 101: Fundamentals of Phlebotomy
  • LPD 101: Leadership and Professional Development

Program Objectives

  • Collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis
  • Recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system
  • Utilize a working knowledge of the circulatory system
  • Identifying and selecting equipment, supplies, and additives used in blood collection
  • Recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable
  • Recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures
  • Monitoring quality control within predetermined limits
  • Recognizing the various components of the healthcare delivery system
  • Recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect to their jobs and patient care
  • Demonstrating professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers, and other healthcare personnel and with the public
  • Apply basic principles to learn new techniques and procedures
  • Have an opportunity to gain a national certification as a Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) with the NHA.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must submit their:

· High School Diploma, Transcripts, (from an accredited high school), high school equivalency, or a letter from their High School Administrator that they are in good academic and attendance standing.

· Be 17 years of age or older, and

· Submit a copy of their government-issued photo identification.

Tue/Thurs Evening Phlebotomy 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM 8 weeks

Class Start Date
October 15, 2019
December 10, 2019
February 18, 2020
April 14, 2020
June 9, 2020
August 4, 2020
September 29, 2020
November 24, 2020

Transfer of Contact Hours Within Bell-Brown Medical Institute

Students that pursue additional programs within BBMI may transfer contact hours when applicable. The following courses/contact hours can be transferred:


LPD 101: Leadership and Professional Development

Students that have completed LPD 101 within the past 2 years will be awarded 16 contact hours to transfer into the Patient Care Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, and Comprehensive Medical Assistant Programs

Graduation Requirements

Student’s are required to complete the following courses with 70% or higher and pass all clinical competencies on a pass/fail system. The following courses are required to successfully complete the program:


PHE 101: Fundamentals of Phlebotomy: 35 Instructional, 29 Lab = 64 Total

 LPD 101 Leadership and Professional Development : = 6 Instructional, 10 Lab: 16 Total

Total Program Contact Hours: 80 Contact Hours

Performance Competencies

The Performance requirements are evaluated on a pass/fail system. Students must pass with 100% accuracy in order to satisfy the requirement. Students who fail any of their performance requirements will have an opportunity to be remediated and re-evaluated to demonstrate proficient skills with a maximum of three separate attempts.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in all performance requirements at the end of each program or program course. Performance requirements for this program:

  • Bleeding Time Testing
  • Capillary Blood Collection
  • Handwashing
  • PPE Competency Checklists
  • Venipuncture – Syringe Method
  • Venipuncture – Evacuated Tube Method
  • Venipuncture – Winged Infusion Method
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Payment Plan Information

The remaining balance of tuition after the registration fee can be divided into weekly or bi-weekly payments and will be paid throughout the duration of the program. The student must pay off their tuition payment prior to graduation. A late fee of $25 is applied to past due accounts. For more information on payment plans, contact the Registrar at 877-219-5420.


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