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Phlebotomy Technician

Program Information

The Accelerated Phlebotomy curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis in a seven month time frame. Course work includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, health and safety, anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. Students successfully completing the Accelerated Phlebotomy Program may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, and other healthcare settings. Successful completers will be eligible for national certification as Phlebotomy Technicians through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). 


Phlebotomy Program Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Complete appropriate Placement Test, and meet the minimum cut-off scores on the Placement Test or
  3. proof of completion of a college-level English course with a grade of C or better. Placement Test dates listed on page 11.
  4. Register for the Accelerated Phlebotomy Program.
  5. Fluently speak, read and comprehend the English language.
  6. Authorize and complete a criminal background check.
  7. Current and updated immunizations.
  8. Drug screening.
  9. Proof of health insurance during clinicals.


Fundamentals of Phlebotomy

This fundamental course will prepare the student in basic concepts of phlebotomy as well as safety in the workplace. Successful completion of this class is a requirement to continue in the Phlebotomy Certificate Program. 40 hours. Additional expenses include books, uniform, immunizations and the cost of the state exam. Books are available at the Wright College Bookstore and must be purchased before Orientation. (Mandatory Orientation will be held during the first class meeting.) 


Phlebotomy Practice & Procedure

This course will instruct students in the techniques of drawing blood specimens. Practice will be on manikins as well as fellow students. Successful completion of this course is the requirement to continue in the Phlebotomy Certificate Program. 56 hours. 


Phlebotomy Clinical Practice

This hands-on phlebotomy course offers students the opportunity and experience needed to become proficient phlebotomists utilizing the skills learned in prerequisite phlebotomy courses. Students must have own transportation to the clinical sites. Successful completion of Phlebotomy Clinical Practice will meet the 120-hour clinical requirement for taking the exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).  Clinical is one assigned day per week for 15 weeks.  Registration for clinicals will be discussed in class.

For more information contact Virjean Beach at or (773) 481-8096.​