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Phlebotomy Technician   

The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, and in other healthcare settings. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2021.

Course Content

Students will learn:

  • The history of phlebotomy & the healthcare setting
  • Blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, venipuncture protocols, etc.
  • Infection control, safety, first aid, & personal wellness
  • Universal precautions including safety protocols and infection control
  • Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control)
  • Blood banks and blood typing, lab departments and personnel
  • Medical terminology and laboratory theory
  • Human anatomy & physiology of the circulatory system
  • Specimen collection, processing, and handling
  • Blood collection equipment, additives, & order of draw
  • Venipuncture specimen collection procedures
  • Capillary puncture equipment and procedures
  • Arterial puncture procedures
  • Non-blood specimens and tests


Phlebotomists should have/be:

  • A high school graduate, or working on a G.E.D.
  • In good health. MMR and PPD immunization records must be up to date.  
  • Dependable, patient, tactful, and have a desire to help people.


Tuition and fees are $2,099. This includes all necessary course materials.

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Phlebotomy Technician
Item: 2021HCPHL0601
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FLCC Remote/Online Learning

Sessions: 28 M Tu Th Location: Cisco Webex , NY
6/1/2021 - 8/3/2021 Fee: $2,099.00

To be accepted into this Phlebotomy Technician training session, you must attend the dedicated Phlebotomy Technician Orientation session. Select the green Orientation button above to register.

During COVID-19 operations at FLCC, this session of the Phlebotomy Technician training will be a HYBRID learning experience. The classroom portion will be taken as an on-line version of the program from your home or office.

The expectation is that you have access to a desktop computer, tablet, or laptop equipped with an internal or external microphone. A cell phone is not sufficient. Textbooks will be shipped directly to your mailing address. For more details please contact the program manager, Mary Gratton at 585-785-1785 or email at

The lab sessions for this training are held at our Main Campus, your clinical experience will be determined by location.