Phlebotomy Certification

(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. 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: Students enrolled in programs with externships may be required to complete (at student’s expense), immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check prior to the student’s placement at an externship site. Externship hours will be scheduled during the day and students will be placed as space is available.  Prior to the externship, students will be required to complete and pass a criminal background check and complete the three-part Hepatitis B vaccination series. Students must have the first of three Hepatitis B vaccinations prior to the first day of class.

Successful completion  of a medical terminology course is recommended but, not required.

Certifications/Licensure include:

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification
  • CPR- American Heart Association


Fall 2016
Monday – Wednesday
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
September 12, 2016 – January 18, 2017 (approximate ending date)

Spring 2017
Monday – Wednesday
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
February 21, 2017 – June 12, 2017 (approximate ending date)

Tuition Fee: $2,995 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $447)  Interest Free Payment Plan Available

Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee.

Students may expect the following additional costs: uniform, flu shot, immunizations/titres, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check.

For more information, please call our Transitions Coordinator at (440) 891-7697.

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Phlebotomy Certification 2015-2016 Advisory Members

Ms. Rebekah Davidson, Fairview Hospital
Ms. Kathleen Geiger, St. John Medical Center
Ms. Amber Hitchcock, St. Vincent Charity Hospital
Ms. Nora Kaltenbach, Moll Cancer Center
Ms. Dori Odar, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ms. Maxine Ratcliff-Johnson, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ms. Janet Simek, Fairview Hospital
Ms. Deb Vitou, Exam One of Quest Diagnostics