Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Do you find blood collection intriguing and are looking for a way to turn your passion into a rewarding future? A career as a phlebotomy technician may be just what you’re looking for.

Through classroom instruction, labs and clinical rotations, students are trained to succeed in this fast-paced yet rewarding health care field. Students learn types of blood collections, proper techniques and universal precautions. Students also can participate in the clinical setting, which allows them to apply the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom.

COM’s Phlebotomy Technician Program is a noncredit, nontransferable program to prepare students for the workforce.

The program prepares students to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.

Program Details

Next Start Date

Jan. 2023

Learning Format

Face to Face

Program Length

Approx. 14 weeks

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Career Insights

Occupational summary for Phlebotomy Technician

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2,280 Annual Job Openings

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17% Projected Growth

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$36,320 yr Median Salary / $17.46 hr

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Additional Program Info

Program Requirements

Due to recent changes, students applying for the fall Phlebotomy program will now be required to submit a background check through Pre-Check, as well as carry health insurance and have a current medical history form on file.

Applicants need a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.

Clinical sites require participants to have:

  • updated immunizations
  • background checks
  • drug screens 
  • verified IDs

The program applicant must pay this cost.

Steps to Admissions
Notice to Students Regarding Licensing

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. NOTE: Criminal history checks are required for clinical experience purposes.

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential licensure prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation”:

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.

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