Phlebotomy Certification

Top Phlebotomy Certification Program in Northeast Ohio & Cleveland Area

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(252 Hours)

Students will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods on adults using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, and butterfly needles. Students will also learn employability skills. Both classroom instruction and clinical experience/externship during a 100-hour unpaid externship at a healthcare facility will provide an opportunity for the student to gain the skill and knowledge necessary to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam through the National Healthcareer Association. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average or better is required for students to participate in the externship opportunity.

Note: Externship hours will be scheduled during the day and students will be placed as space is available. Students will be required to purchase their own uniforms and prior to the externship, students will also be required to have a criminal background check. Healthcare providers and labs require immunizations and may require blood titres (at the student’s expense). Prior to starting the externship, students will be required to complete the three-part Hepatitis B vaccination series (at the students expense). Students must have the first of three Hepatitis B vaccinations prior to the first day of class. Drug testing and a flu shot may be required (at the student’s expense).

Prerequisite: Medical Terminology course (see next page) or concurrent enrollment in a Medical Terminology course. Proof of registration in a Medical Terminology course or successful course completion (transcript or certificate of completion) is required at the time of registration. Polaris Career Center offers the Medical Terminology course (see below). Medical Terminology test-out is available.


Fall 2015
Monday – Wednesday
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
September 2015 – January 2016 (approximate ending date)

Spring 2016
Monday – Wednesday
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
February 2016 – June 2016 (approximate ending date)

Tuition Fee: $3,295 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $500)
Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee.
Students can expect the following additional costs: immunizations and/or titres, drug screening, uniform and flu shot.

Registration begins at the Job & Career Training Program Open House Night on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Please call our Transitions Coordinator at (440) 891-7697 for more information.

Medical Terminology/Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology(48 hrs.)

Your success in the healthcare field requires a working knowledge of the language and medical terminology.  Basic information about the structures and functions of each body system is presented to aid in mastering the meaning and spelling of thousands of medical terms and abbreviations.

*Payment plan available

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Phlebotomy Certification 2014-2015 Advisory Members

Ms. Dena Allen, Fairview Hospital
Ms. Amber Hitchcock, St. Vincent Charity Hospital
Ms. Nora Kaltenbach, Pre-Anesthesia Consultation Clinic
Ms. Donna Mireles, Southwest General Health Center
Ms. Dori Odar, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ms. Maxine Ratcliff-Johnson, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ms. Pat Sauernheimer, Lutheran Hospital
Ms. Janet Simek, Fairview Hospital
Ms. Deb Vitou, Exam One of Quest Diagnostics