Accelerated Basic Phlebotomy (Night)

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Accelerated Basic Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare a person to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture and venipuncture. The phlebotomist may find employment in hospitals, patient service centers, life insurance companies, doctors` offices, outreach services, and donor centers. Students in the Phlebotomy program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. During this program, eligible students will have the opportunity to take the national certification exam.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.


Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Competency (CCT)
Academic Plan
Accelerated Basic Phlebotomy (Night) (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Clock Hours Required
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Admissions criteria

18 years of age to enroll.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Students will be required to have a minimum of 50 successful live draws to sit for the national certification examination. The expense of the examination is the student`s responsibility.

Students wishing to attend a clinical site rotation should enroll in the Clinical Phlebotomy program or enroll in PLC122 upon completion of the Accelerated Basic Phlebotomy program.

Students must meet all required program competencies in order to receive a passing grade. This program is a P (pass) or Z (no pass) graded program.

What You'll Learn
  • Application of safety and government standards and compliance to the phlebotomy setting. (PLC109, PLC111)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, professional and ethical conduct in phlebotomy practices. (PLC109, PLC111)
  • Communicate sufficiently to serve the public, patients and members of the healthcare team. (PLC109, PLC111)
  • Implement quality assurance and quality control principles to requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing. (PLC109, PLC111)
  • Perform specimen collection utilizing proper procedures, equipment, and techniques. (PLC109, PLC111)
  • Application of methodologies and techniques including problem solving and troubleshooting for phlebotomy. (PLC109, PLC111)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
Clock Hours:180
PLC109Phlebotomy Basic Skills90
PLC111Specimen Processing and Advanced Techniques in Phlebotomy90

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