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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy technicians, or phlebotomists, are medical technicians trained to draw blood accurately and correctly. The job involves both patient laboratory work and clinical care.

Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, physician offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations and public facilities.

Duties of a phlebotomy technician may include:

  • drawing blood
  • preparing specimens for storage or testing
  • assembling equipment
  • verifying patients’ records

A phlebotomist may also interview and screen donors at a blood bank.

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.

They usually work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers.

Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system – hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, veterans’ hospitals, insurance carriers and in other health care settings.

The field of phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently been brought into much sharper focus.

Our classes provide you with skills and knowledge in both the technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including collection of blood specimens and venipuncture.

In addition, the clinical phase allows you to gain hands-on experience in local facilities.

Students who successfully complete Phlebotomy Essentials and the Phlebotomy Clinical are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification, demonstrating their ability to carry out their responsibilities in this critical profession.

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Graduates of the Phlebotomy Technician program are qualified to take a national certification examination, specifically from the National Center for Competency Testing, NCCT. The fee for this certification is the student’s responsibility.


Phlebotomy registration packets must be submitted in person to the Workforce and Continuing Education department on Central Campus, room A405. Please contact Amy Campbell or call the office at 972-273-3360 to obtain the packet prior to registration.

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North Lake College

Continuing Education

Amy Campbell
Allied Health Coordinator



Looking to earn more? A career as a phlebotomy technician can start you on the path to a great career in health care.