Northwest State’s phlebotomy technician short-term certificate program is a 1-year, certificate program that includes classroom, lab and clinical experiences.
Phlebotomy technicians are trained to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Their primary responsibility is to collect blood and specimens for testing. The certificate program prepares graduates to work in entry-level employment and sit for the national certification exam.
Graduates who want to expand their career opportunities can apply their certificate toward an associate degree in medical assisting, medical laboratory technician and other allied health professions.
About Phlebotomy Technicians
NSCC has been formally recognized by the American Medical Technologists through its School Recognition Program. Students completing the phlebotomy technician program at NSCC are eligible to sit for the AMT certification exam. We are proud to report that Northwest State’s average pass rate for the exam is 95 percent.
Click here to see an example of the program sequence and to learn more about what is required of students before enrolling in an externship.