Phlebotomy Technician

Technical Diploma

The phlebotomy technician program prepares the learner to function as a member of the healthcare delivery team, performing the role of a phlebotomist. The phlebotomist generally works in a clinical laboratory under the supervision of the appropriate professional. He/She is responsible for collection procedures in both outpatient clinical and hospital inpatient settings for the purpose of laboratory analysis, including emergency and routine collection procedures from veins, skin puncture areas and arteries on patients of all ages.

Prior to enrolling in Phlebotomy Technician program (513) courses, students must complete an online criminal background check. There is an additional fee associated with the background check process.

Program Outcomes

  • Collect, transport, handle and process blood specimens for analysis
  • Identify and select equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection
  • Recognize factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results
  • Follow infection control and safety procedures
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and communication skills with patients, peers and other healthcare personnel

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Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-107 Digital Literacy for Health Care 2
513-116 Principles of Phlebotomy 3
Semester 2
513-147 Phlebotomy Practicum 4
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3
 Total Credits18

General Education Courses Within Program

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Communication3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the Phlebotomy Technician Career Path (PDF).