Health Sciences

The Phlebotomy program prepares you to correctly and safely obtain blood specimens and other bodily fluids, process specimens for laboratories, and use computers to record patient information in various healthcare settings. In addition to organization and attention to detail, phlebotomists should have good human relations and customer service skills.

Successful completion of your hours makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency. 

An evening Phlebotomy program is offered at the Central City location. It meets for 20 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Contact a Career Navigator for assistance.


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Complete admission packet
  • Meet the minimum score on the Reading Placement Test or other acceptable measure 

Information Session Attendance

If you are interested in a Healthcare program offered at the Central City Campus, you will be required to attend an Information/Advising Session that will provide in-depth information and enrollment guidance. The sessions are held every Tuesday, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Healthcare Department (A202).

Information Sessions for Phlebotomy at the SouthWest Skill Center at 3000 N. Dysart Road in Avondale are held every Thursday, from 3 to 4 p.m. 


Upon completion of the program you may find employment as a lab assistant, a patient service technician (PST), phlebotomist or a medical lab assistant.**

You also may take advantage of career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.

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Clock Hour Program

Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.

Program Locations

Central City Campus 

SouthWest Skill Center 


Program Cost

Certificate of Competency - Phlebotomy:  $1,842*

Median Salary

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Certificate of Competency in Phlebotomy (Day)

Certificate of Competency in Phlebotomy (Night)

Program Number      Completion Time*       Program Costs*      
Phlebotomy Day/Evening      1403N 300 hr | 3 mo/4 mo $1,842


Start Dates

*Months based on four days a week at six hours per day/four weeks a month for the day program at SouthWest Skill Center, while the evening program at the Central City Campus meets four evenings a week for five hours/four weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year. This program is not financial aid eligible.

**For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.