Phlebotomy Certificate

This 15 week program consisting of 24 credits prepares students for gainful employment as phlebotomists in the laboratory setting drawing blood from patients so that it can be analyzed by hospital/lab clinics. The program prepares students to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists national certification exam.

To accomplish these goals, the program combines classroom instruction with lab work and practicum experience. Skill areas covered are: vacuum collections, capillary skin punctures, butterfly needles, blood cultures, specimen collection on adults, children and infants, and setup of EKG.

Students complete the training together and attend class for approximately 35 hours a week for the first 10 weeks of the program. A 120 hour practicum work experience is part of the training and takes place at area hospitals and clinics during the last 5 weeks of the program. Students are responsible for transportation to and from practicum sites.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a certificate in Phlebotomy will be able to:

  • Perform successful venipuncture draws with proper technique using a vacutainer.
  • Perform a successful venipuncture draws with proper technique using a syringe.
  • Perform a successful fingersticks with the proper technique.
  • Perform a successful heel stick with the proper technique.
  • Demonstrate effective communication with patients, family members, and colleagues using verbal, written, and information technology tools/devices.

Admission Requirements

The Phlebotomy Program Bulletin can be found online and contains all Admission Requirements.  The cost of this program varies. Applications are accepted on a first‐come, first‐serve basis with preference given to residents of Linn‐Benton Community College’s tax district. The program is Financial Aid eligible, but be aware that Financial Aid will be used to pay the total amount of the program cost first before the student receives any funds for living expenses.

Students are required to:
  • Pay a non-refundable out of pocket deposit by program orientation.
  • Complete the online information session.
  • Complete WR 095 College Writing Fundamentals or equivalent with a grade of C or better (or test into WR 115 on the College Placement Test).
  • Complete CS 120 Digital Literacy or equivalent course with a grade of C or better (or test out of CS 120).
  • Complete an LBCC admissions application form.
  • Applicants must be in good academic and financial standing at LBCC in order to be admitted to this program.
  • Submit a completed LBCC online admission application form.
  • Submit supplemental application materials located in Program Bulletin.

Post-admission and prior to the start of classes, students are required to:

  • Have current immunizations.
  • Complete American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare providers (AHA BLS).
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Program Requirements

Required Program Courses

PBT 100Phlebotomy


PBT 101Phlebotomy Law & Ethics


PBT 102Phlebotomy Medical Terminology


PBT 103Communication and Documentation in Phlebotomy


PBT 104Advanced Phlebotomy Skills


PBT 111Lab Operations in Phlebotomy


PBT 112Job Success & Professionalism for Phlebotomy


PBT 120Anatomy & Physiology For Phlebotomy


PBT 190Phlebotomy Practicum


Total Credit Hours: 24