Phlebotomists work hand in hand with highly trained medical staff to assist patients in need. If you want to play a role in the healthcare field, this may be the ideal career path for you.
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 as well as local healthcare laboratories. During our career training program, you will be given the opportunity 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, and quality control procedures along with 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 prior to 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 4 months
Classes are to meet from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays
100 Venipunctures vary based on the clinical site
Next Start Date: April 2023
The program completes in approximately 4 months
Program Cost and Information Sheet
- 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 that 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.