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Phlebotomy (PBT) Certificate


Career Pathway

Medical Assistant ATS Degree, Medical Laboratory Technology AAS Degree, Multi-Competency Health ATS Degree, Nursing AAS Degree.

Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Other duties may include specimen collections for toxicology and fluid analysis.

Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, physician offices, and other health care facilities.

The demand for certified Phlebotomists is growing much faster than average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this field is projected to grow 25% through 2024. (BLS January 2016) The External Certificate Exam is available through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Registry.

Students in the Phlebotomy program will learn to…

  • Communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and co-workers.

  • Demonstrate competent written and medical terminology skills.

  • Utilization of computer software/electronic medical records.

  • Apply principles of aseptic techniques and infection control, collection and process specimens, perform CLIA-waived testing, and perform patient screenings.

  • Apply knowledge of local, federal, and state health care legislation such as proper documentation and reporting, performing within legal and ethical boundaries, and applying HIPAA rules in regard to privacy and release of information.

  • Recognize and problem solve situations related to the medical lab environment.

  • Perform duties in a safe manner that minimizes risk to patients, self, and others.

  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills sufficient to serve the needs of patients and the public including an awareness of how diversity may affect the communication process and patient care.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct and apply legal, social, and ethical responsibilities within the health care environment.

External Certification

Students who complete MTC’s Phlebotomy certificate program are eligible to take the PBT certification exam offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists website

Application Process

Limited Enrollment

To apply for acceptance into the Phlebotomy program your application file should contain:

  1. MTC Application for Admission (and nonrefundable application fee).

  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable). Your high school/college courses should include successful completion of algebra.

  3. A minimum 2.0 accumulative grade point average (GPA) in high school or college-level courses (whichever is most recent).

  4. Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) in reading, writing, mathematics (algebra) and technology (TST).

  5. Completed Phlebotomy Program application.

  6. Completion of successful criminal background check.

If required, College Foundation courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.

For More Information, Contact:

The Office of Admissions
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302


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Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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