Program Overview

Northwest State’s phlebotomy technician short-term certificate program includes classroom, lab and a practicum experience.

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 through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the American Medical Technologists.

Graduates who want to expand their career opportunities can apply their credits toward an associate degree in medical assisting, medical laboratory technician and other allied health professions.


About Phlebotomy Technicians

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Why Get Certified?

Employers see certification as an indication that professionals have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the field. Healthcare facilities want the best possible care for their patients, and earning certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the American Medical Technologists confirms you meet third-party standards. Earning the credential shows your commitment to quality and growth in your profession.


Gainful Employment

Gainful employment information for NSCC’s certificate programs is available online. Gainful employment information includes: estimated cost of the program, average student loan debt and types of jobs available.


Start on the pathway to your career at Northwest State Community College today!


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