About Our Program

phlebotomy institute

The Phlebotomy Institute of Central PA is dedicated to providing you the education, knowledge and hands-on experience to enter into the workforce prepared to be an intergal part of a healthcare team!

The program titled Clinical Phlebotomy will provide instruction in the proper technique of how to collect blood samples using venipuncture, capillary puncture procedures. Non-blood specimen collections are also discussed. Instruction will include how to properly and safely use needles, lancets and butterflies to collect samples, as well as the different types of collection tubes to use for the appropriate tests. Basic specimen preparation, patient (customer) interactions and confidentiality issues are addressed. A diploma will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The course objective is to prepare students to gain employment as entry-level phlebotomists. Students successfully completing the course are eligible to sit for a certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association. Clock hours are non-transferable. Classes will be offered semi-annually in March and September.

National Healthcare Association

Real-life experience makes for real-life education!

Our instructors are certified phlebotomists who are actively employed in the healthcare field taking care of patients and performing the very skills that they will help you to master.

Externship:  You will not only learn the information, but will spend time under the supervision of a Phlebotomists in actual laboratory facilities, obtaining samples from real-life patients.

Here is how the class breaks down:

Our program is divided into three sections:

  1. Seven weeks of class: 2 nights per week, held Mondays and Thursdays, 6-9pm.

  2. 40 hour externship: You will gain real-life experience working with a clinical provider. Externship scheduling is flexible around student's work/ personal needs.

  3. Sit for certification exam: Exam will be provided through PSI Testing facilities.