Get The Skills To Be A Professional Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician students learn the skills needed to acquire entry-level positions in various healthcare settings

7-9 Month* Phlebotomy Technician, Diploma Program

Needles, plasma and keeping patients calm for a blood draw might be a big part of your day if you’re a phlebotomist. But for some people in this career field, it’s not so much about drawing blood as it is helping people to live a healthier life, because blood tells us so much about what’s going on in our body and what we need to be well.

The Phlebotomy program provides students the training needed to function as an entry-level phlebotomist in hospitals, blood donor sites, medical/diagnostic laboratories, physicians’ offices, research or other health care settings.  Phlebotomists perform functions such as blood drawing, specimen collection and processing, lab procedures, and administrative duties.  Many healthcare facilities today require an employee that possess both front office and back office skills, have developed communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving and quantitative reasoning skills as well as business process knowledge.  Our program is designed to meet these needs through a variety of hands on anatomy/physiology, administrative, and clinical courses.  This program emphasizes theory and skills of phlebotomy and students acquire experience at a medical facility upon graduation.

Phlebotomy Technician, Diploma

  • Day Program can be completed in as little as 7 months*.
  • Evening Program can be completed in as little as 9 months*.

120 hours of practical work experience externship is included in both day and evening programs.  Externship is the opportunity for students to combine classroom theory with career related skills in a supervised work environment.

  • Sample Competencies:
    • Medical Terminology & Anatomy & Physiology
    • Laboratory and Clinical Assisting
    • Clinical Hematology; Venipuncture
    • Medical Administrative Procedures
    • Medical Law
    • CPR/First Aid

Upon graduation of the program, students are eligible to sit for the NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) NCPT exam.

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Job Opportunities for Phlebotomy Technician Professionals

  • Certified Phlebotomist
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Patient Service Technician
  • Medical Lab Assistant

» Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

Get Personalized Help – You’re Not In This Alone!

“It’s too late. I’ve been out of school too long”
“I went to Community College, but it didn’t work out”
“I’ll look into it more when things settle down”

We’ve been there.

Most CTA students are in their 30’s or older. Most have tried other programs in the past. Many have children or aging parents to care for. They choose CTA, and succeed, because we’re different. We’re right for them. Students who choose this program are looking for a partner in their success.

We’re all for independence! But we never want you to feel like you’re left to fend for yourself.

In addition to sharing classes with a community of like-minded peers, as a CTA student you have the opportunity to take part in our Mentor System. You’ll have access to continual advising for both school and non-school issues.

“I wanted a career, not just a job and at Career Training Academy they have small classes and they have instructors that actually work in the field that they teach.”
– Stanley Blackwell, Career Training Academy Graduate

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Phlebotomy training isn’t about getting a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a career you love. CTA is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Career Services professionals are happy to help with resume preparation, interview techniques and job searches.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Is a Rewarding Career in Phlebotomy Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Phlebotomy and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on  this page and receive more information.

A helpful CTA Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-866-673-7773

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit: Consumer Information. 

* Program length when completed in normal time.