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.
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.
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.
Phlebotomy Technician Courses
- PHB 115
- PHB 125
- PHB 136
Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum
- SOC 112