The mission of the Phlebotomy Technician program is to prepare students to function as an active part of the laboratory team.
This comprehensive 90-hour program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients through venipuncture and capillary sampling for laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.
This certificate program also prepares students to sit for the exam to become nationally certified.
Phlebotomy technicians, or phlebotomists, are medical laboratory professionals whose primary job duty is to draw blood from patients. Some phlebotomists work in physician offices and focus primarily on securing blood samples for testing. Others collect blood from donors to be placed in a blood bank for later use.
Students will complete classroom learning and hands-on practice in a clinical lab setting. Students will be guided in the technique of venipuncture and capillary blood collection. In addition, there will be classroom discussion related to the collection of other body fluids for sampling.
Many U.S. states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.
Classroom and lab work include:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Blood collection procedures
- Specimen hands-on practice
- Training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods
Sept. 5 to Nov. 1
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
6 to 9:30 p.m.
Penn State Hazleton
Note: Students will receive an email with class location and additional course information about two weeks before the program begins.
- Enrollment for this course is currently closed. Please check back as future start dates are announced or contact Gina Regula in the Continuing Education Office for more information.
$1,799 – includes textbooks and lab supplies (Payment plan available)
Learn more about the phlebotomy technician program and other healthcare programs at Penn State Hazleton by attending one of our online information sessions. These sessions provide program overviews and details about entrance requirements, course availability, the registration process, required courses, cost and payment options, and scheduling.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled. Please check back as new dates are announced or contact Gina Regula in the Continuing Education Office at 570-450-3110 or [email protected].
Congratulations to graduates of our spring 2023 program!