Phlebotomy Technician

Program Description

Phlebotomy Technician

Prerequisite: Current statement of good health from your physician and documented proof that you are free from active tuberculosis as documented by a negative QuantiFERON® – TB Gold test. These documents must be presented to the instructor during the first class. This test may be obtained from your physician’s office or by visiting a Genesis Occupational Health Clinic. For clinic locations, go to:   Hepatitis B vaccinations are not required but strongly recommended. You are required to perform 25 venipunctures and 5 capillaries. Students will perform these skills in a phlebotomy practice lab setting, beginning with practice arms and then with real arms (students practice on one another) under instructor guidance and supervision.    


Train in the basic blood-drawing procedures for venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques. Understand the skills, knowledge and level of responsibility required to perform competently as entry-level phlebotomy/lab personnel.


Topics include:

  • Handling, processing and documentation of samples
  • OSHA guidelines and safety rules
  • Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Basic phlebotomy techniques
  • Quality assurance and methods of quality control

Before the first class, purchase required textbook at


The National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) certification exam is available upon successful completion of the class through National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).


Instructor: J. Hines

10 Wednesdays   Sept. 1 – Nov. 3           5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 205                                      Tuition Fee $735

In-person CRN 80788


Instructor: M. Newman

10 Tuesdays         Aug. 31 – Nov. 2          5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Kewanee CEC – Rm. 124                           Tuition Fee $735

In-person CRN 80789


Instructor: S. Edlund

4 Mon./6 Thurs.   Sept. 30 – Nov. 4        3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 205                                      Tuition Fee $735

In-person CRN 80790

(No class Oct. 11)


5 Tues./5 Fri.        Oct. 1 – Nov. 2            3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 205                                      Tuition Fee $735

In-person CRN 80791