Phlebotomy Technician

The new Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program is a stand-alone phlebotomy program offering a one-semester course that meets the standards for eligibility to sit for the national certification examination as a Phlebotomist.

A Phlebotomy Technician’s average starting salary is $35,510*.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

View the curriculum for this academic program in the latest college catalog here.

Please note that the Phlebotomy Technician certificate program is not eligible for financial aid. At this time, Quincy College’s Phlebotomy Technician program can only accept applicants who are Massachusetts residents due to onsite program requirements.

Certificates

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate is designed to train students to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. Students will study medical terminology, human anatomy including anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, and interpersonal communication skills in addition to the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens, and laboratory operations. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control related to patient/client care will be emphasized. Students who complete this certificate program will be well prepared for an entry level position in health care, while building a strong foundation for further academic study.

Program Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform as an entry level phlebotomy technician.
  • Perform venipunctures and capillary skin punctures.
  • Perform standard procedures in the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens.
  • Understand the role and function of phlebotomy in the overall care of a client.
  • Explain and summarize the basic components of a clinical and/or medical record.
  • Describe and recognize safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control related to phlebotomy.

Quincy

Phlebotomy Technician Courses
    •  
    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • PHB 115
    • Phlebotomy
    • 2
    This course will provide the theory required for a student to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. In addition, the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens according to standard procedures will be studied. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control will be emphasized. The course includes an anatomic review of the human cardiovascular system and basic hematology. Upon successful completion of this course and PHS 125, the student will have entry level skill as a phlebotomy technician. This course is only open to students admitted into the Phlebotomy Certificate Program or Clinical Laboratory Technician Program. Otherwise, special permission is required from the Chair overseeing the Phlebotomy Program. Co-requisite: PHB 125.
    • PHB 125
    • Phlebotomy Lab
    • 1
    This course will provide the student with the practice required to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. In addition, the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens according to standard procedures will be studied. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control will be emphasized. The course allows the student to apply his/her knowledge of human anatomy, the cardiovascular system, and basic hematology in the laboratory/simulated clinical setting through the practice of blood collection techniques on mannequins and live patients/volunteers. Concepts, methods, and procedures discussed/studied in lecture will be reinforced in the laboratory. Upon successful completion of this course and PHB 115, the student will have entry level skill as a phlebotomy technician. This course is only open to students admitted into the Phlebotomy Certificate Program or Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Otherwise, special permission is required from the Chair overseeing the Phlebotomy Program. Co-requisite: PHB 115.
    • PHB 136
    • Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum
    • 3
    This course is designed to supplement and expand upon the foundational knowledge provided in PHB 115 and PHB 125-L. Students will be required to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures on adults in the clinical setting. The collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens according to standard procedures will be studied. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control will be emphasized in a direct patient care setting. The course allows the student to apply his/her knowledge of human anatomy, the cardiovascular system, and basic hematology in the clinical setting through the practice of blood collection techniques on live patients/volunteers. Concepts, methods, and procedures discussed/studied in lecture and lab will be reinforced in the clinical practicum. Successful completion of this course (final grade of 73%/C) is required for graduation from the Phlebotomy Certificate Program. This course is only open to students admitted into the Phlebotomy Certificate Program. Additionally, students will not be allowed to enroll in a clinical practicum until the Phlebotomy Clinical Supervisor and the Lab instructor grant permission. Prerequisites: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate Program, permission of the Phlebotomy Lab instructor and Clinical Supervisor overseeing the Phlebotomy Program, and certification in CPR for the Health Care Provider. Co-requisites: PHB 115 and PHB 125-L.
    • SOC 112
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • 3
    An experience-based introduction to the concepts and skills in oral communication; listening, feedback, group discussions, speeches, self-disclosure and relational communication.

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1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

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36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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