Phlebotomists work hand in hand with highly trained medical staff to assist patients in need.  If you want to play a role in healthcare, this may be your ideal career path.  

This certificate program provides students with 100 hours of classroom and 100 successful venipunctures in clinical and laboratory components.  Classroom and clinical instructions are located at Vantage Career Center and local healthcare laboratories.  During our career training program, you will be allowed to learn how to draw blood from individuals. The student will also learn the processing and distribution of laboratory specimens.  Also, during the program, you will learn safety standards, quality control procedures, and ethical, legal, and regulatory matters.
Successful graduates completing 100 hours of classroom and 100 successful venipunctures will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) certification exam.  Certification tests are held at Vantage Career Center. 

  • Minimum age of 18 or a student who is at least 17 years old, provided that the student has graduated or is enrolled in the 12th or final grade in a secondary school program 
  • Have a valid high school diploma, GED, or its recognized equivalent or have obtained one before the certification exam 
  • Pass a WorkKeys assessment scoring a minimum of 3 in Math, 4 in Workplace Documents (skill to read and comprehend workplace documents), 4 in Graphic Literacy (skill to locate and find information)  
  • Meet necessary health requirements for clinical
  • Must possess a current BLS CPR certification
100 total clock hours (70 classroom hours and 30 clinical/lab hours)
Training completed in approximately five months

Classes are to meet from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
100 Venipunctures vary based on the clinical site

Next Start Date:  April 15, 2024
The program is completed in approximately 5 months.


Program Cost and Information Sheet


Grants/Scholarships - Check the Financial Aid webpage for any grants or scholarships applicable to this program.   The program is currently approved for use with the ODHE Short-Term Certificate Grant.

Ohio Means Jobs - Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify through your local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) agency.  Students must work directly with OMJ to apply.  Additional Information

According to the United States Department of Labor, Phlebotomist occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years.  Median wages in 2020 were $17.46 per hour / $36,320 annually.  To explore this career further, visit O*NET Online.  The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment, Assessment, and Customized Training Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
Allison Singer
Phlebotomy Coordinator / Instructor
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