Phlebotomy Technician - Black Hawk College

Phlebotomy Technician

Program Description

Phlebotomy Technician

In partnership with Genesis.

Job growth expected to be 25% through 2026.

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 the first night of 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. You will have an understanding of the skills, knowledge and level of responsibility required to perform competently as entry-level phlebotomy/lab personnel.

Topics will 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

*Please note – The East Campus Store is a pickup location for pre-ordered textbooks only. This store does not have textbooks in store for same day purchase. Please be prepared for class and order at least three (3) business days before you need your textbook.

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 Jan. 29 – Apr. 1           5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

CRN 10894         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 205        Tuition Fee $735


Instructor: S. Edlund

5 Mon./5 Fri.       Mar. 6 – Apr. 6            4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10895         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 205        Tuition Fee $735


5 Mon./5 Fri.       May 15 – June 22        4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 50007         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 205        Tuition Fee $735

(No class May 25 and May 29)

(Registration for this class begins April 7)


Instructor: M. Newman

10 Tuesdays        Feb. 4 – Apr. 7                   5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

CRN 10896           Kewanee CEC – Rm. 124       Tuition Fee $735


Textbook Purchasing Procedure

For a list of PaCE textbooks, visit

Click on campus location (Hawk’s Hub (QC)).

Click on (Order Textbooks) in the Textbooks box.

Select Term (Spring 20), Select Department (Adult Ed)

Click on your course name under Select Course and click (Add Selection).

Click on (Get Course Materials) to see your book title.

Payment options – debit, credit, or pay at pickup.

Delivery options – ship to home, pick up at East Campus or pick up at Quad-Cities Campus.