Health Science

PhlebotomyPhlebotomy Technician - Certificate

Phlebotomy technicians are healthcare workers who have been trained to collect blood for laboratory analysis. This important job assists physicians in diagnosing and making decisions about patient care. HGTC's Phlebotomy certificate prepares students for entry-level phlebotomy technician positions in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. The curriculum covers basic venipuncture, phlebotomy theory, and special procedures required for specimen collection, with emphasis on safety, accuracy, and minimal client discomfort. The certificate also requires knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and CPR, and students must attend clinical hours, during which they practice and perfect phlebotomy skills. Graduates are eligible to take a certification exam offered by various phlebotomy associations.

Credit Requirements: 17 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

Phlebotomy technicians can find employment in the following settings:
  • Hospital laboratories
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical offices
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Blood banks
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