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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

The Phlebotomy Technician certificate prepares students to take their Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) through the NHA (National Healthcare Association).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Verify patient/donor identity
  • Perform blood collection
  • Collect, store, and process blood, urine, and other specimens for laboratory testing
  • Perform CLIA-waived laboratory tests
  • Develop a confident and professional image to meet the changing needs of healthcare

The Phlebotomy Certificate is a part of the Associate in Applied Science Medical Assisting degree program. This certificate provides graduates with the clinical and administrative skills necessary to be a successful allied health care professional. The Phlebotomy Technician certificate prepares students to work at a hospital, diagnostic laboratory, blood donor center, or private medical offices. Students in this allied health program will learn how to prepare CLIA-waived laboratory tests, collect and process specimens for lab testing administer injections and medications, and maintain medical records.

The NHA certification exam is designed to evaluate the knowledge and skills associated with the performance of tasks required for entry-level practice. Candidates who are successful in passing the certification examination will be awarded credentials indicating their certification status.

*The cost for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) is $115.00.

The Medical Assisting Program, Associate Degree, is accredited by the Commission
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB; www. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Phlebotomy Technician must have a minimum GPA of a 2.20 from the last school attended or have a passing GED score to be considered for acceptance. Applicants must have successfully completed two sciences (C or higher) and one math course (C or higher) in high school or college. In addition applicants are required to submit two reference forms. Reference forms can be attained through the admissions office. If the student does not meet this criteria they are able to file an appeal for acceptance to the Program Director.

*For Veteran Students Only – Central Penn College will review a student’s prior credits, but does not guarantee that any will be acceptable for transfer into the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a group of 6 core courses associated with the Medical Assisting program to total 18 credits.

Phlebotomy Core Courses- 18 credits

ALH108 Medical Terminology and Pharmacology ALH112 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I ALH122 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology II ALH145 Allied Health Procedures

ALH310 Medical Laboratory ALH255 Medical Law and Ethics

Progression in the Phlebotomy Certificate

All (100%) of the competencies must be passed with an 80% or higher to successfully complete all core courses and progress in the program. Failure of any competency results in unsuccessful completion of the course with the highest grade earned
being a “C-.”

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