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Phlebotomy Technician Academy

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The Phlebotomy Technician Academy prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. 

Phlebotomist are vital members of the clinical laboratory team. Their main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings.


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Who Should Attend

Our Phlebotomy Technician Academy is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.

Phlebotomy Technician Academy students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 90 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.


How to Enroll

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To enroll in UTC's Pharmacy Technician Academy, please see the course schedule and add the program to shopping cart.

Students who are interested in the Pharmacy Technician Academy do not need to complete a FAFSA nor be officially admitted to the University. 

There are no course prerequisites for this course. 

If you have questions about enrollment, please schedule a time to speak to a program coordinator or contact the Center for Professional Education at 423-425-4344. 

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What You Will Learn

Course Topics

  • Process and procedures for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis
  • All aspects of blood collection and related procedures
  • The order of draw
  • Universal precautions
  • Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely
  • Terminology and related anatomy and physiology

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How You Will Benefit

  • Earn a relevant and up-to-date education
  • Gain real-world and practical experience
  • Participant in externships to hone skills and knowledge
  • Access to job opportunities and employers

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About the Externship

Phlebotomy Technician Academy students will participant in an externship at a local medical facility. Clinical externships allow students to interact with physicians, staff, and patients to better understand job responsibilities and duties. 

To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 90 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and have up-to-date immunization records.

About Certification

Students who complete the Pharmacy Technician Academy will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) national certification examination.

The certification exam is included in the cost of the course. 

Learn more about the certification exam →

Frequently Asked Questions

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Financial Aid

Learn more about financial aid and discounts →

Refund Policy

See Refund Policy →

Contact Us for More Information

Not sure where to start? Schedule a meeting with our program coordinator to find the best option for you.

From funding options to certification exams, we will make sure you have the information you need to be successful.