Phlebotomy Technician

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IHP E05 - Phlebotomy Technician Training 
Phlebotomists are skilled health care professionals who have been trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro collection techniques. This course is designed for those interested in becoming phlebotomists, nurses, doctors, medical staff and anyone interested in the health care profession. The health care system of the laboratory, anatomy and physiology of the body systems, institutional procedures such as infection control, patient care issues such as specimen collection and handling, detailed content outline for certificate examination for phlebotomists and professionals including quality assurance and professional standards are covered. Phlebotomists must be able to identify and select equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection and understand factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results.

Career Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 25% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Several factors will lead to increased demand for prescription medications. Depending on the position, the technician may also manage third-party billing, answer telephones, direct customers to items or to the pharmacist for medication consultation, receive written prescriptions, clean and sterilize dispensing bottles and instruments, answer questions regarding non-drug products, and operate a cash register.

Salaries vary depending on experience, hours, and location. The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $33,670 in May 2017.

Educational Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent

Key topics and procedures include:

  • Explain basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Define "standard precautions" and apply its principles to all procedures
  • Practice the use of medical terminology relating to the circulatory system
  • List methods of client and specimen identification
  • Describe proper bedside manner and how to prepare the client for venipuncture collection
  • Identify locations on the human body appropriate for venipuncture collection
  • Perform venipuncture by sterile needle and syringe, butterfly or the vacuum method
  • Perform skin punctures to obtain capillary blood specimens
  • Outline post-puncture care of the client
  • Prepare blood specimens for the laboratory
  • List potential pre-analytical sources of specimen error
  • Explain the potential risks and complications of the venipuncture procedure
  • Describe the role of quality assurance in the practice of phlebotomy
  • Discuss the scope of practice of the certified phlebotomy technician
  • Outline the process of application for state certification

Spring 2019
Morning Session
February 11 to May 6, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays
9 a.m. to noon
On campus, H-building, room H-126

Evening Session
February 11 to May 6, 2019
Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays 
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
On Campus, H-building, room H-126

Tuition: $2,250* (Textbooks not included)
* = Additional college registration and technology fees may apply
and can be purchased through the Triton College Bookstore.  

 NHA Exam Information: 

Certified Phlebotomy Technician Exam Dates
NHA (National Healthcareer Association)   

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 9AM - NOON - On Campus
To register for an exam, please visit
Registration and payment are due prior to the exam date.
Exam Fee: $105

For more information, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500, or email us.