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Sample collection

Your blood can reveal a lot about your overall health. As a phlebotomist, you'll collect blood samples from your patients for diagnostic testing, and more. 

Phlebotomy Certificate

Phlebotomy training for college credit.

With Labouré’s certificate in phlebotomy, students earn nine college credits in less than six months, and are prepared for a needed career in the healthcare industry. The program includes 14 weeks of training that is mostly online, but also has some in-person lab work as well as a final clinical practicum in a healthcare facility. 

During the program, you'll be introduced to the clinical laboratory and phlebotomy, and how these areas contribute to the health care system as a whole. 

As a phlebotomy student in the certificate program, you:

  • Learn about the history of phlebotomy, hospital organization, legal and ethical concerns in healthcare
  • Learn about the phlebotomy basics, including safety, infection control, and more
  • Can finish the program in 14 weeks, earning 7 college credits
  • Become eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination

What is phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy is the art of drawing blood from a patient's vein. Blood draws can be used for diagnostic testing, or for blood donation or transfusions. 

Most blood draws are collected from veins in the arms, though occasionally the phlebotomist may need to draw their samples from other veins. 

As a phlebotomist or phlebotomy technician, you will explain the procedure, prepare patients, and collect their samples. 

Phlebotomy Stats
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minutes the patient will spend with you for a typical blood sample draw

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approximate projected growth in phlebotomy jobs between 2019 - 2029

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college credits you can apply to an associate or bachelor's degree 


As a student in the phlebotomy program, you will learn the knowledge and skills necessary for critical jobs in the healthcare industry. 

There are two courses in the phlebotomy program. Below, we'll give you a brief description of each course. 

3 credits

This course introduces the clinical laboratory and phlebotomy with the exploration of how these areas contribute to the health care system including history of phlebotomy, hospital organization, legal and ethical concerns in Healthcare, regulatory agencies and quality assurance, safety, and infection control. Medical terminology, anatomy of the cardiovascular system with the formation of blood and lymphatic system will also be explored.

4 credits

This course explores the principles of phlebotomy and the advanced topics necessary to become certified and employed as a phlebotomist in the medical setting. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, equipment and supplies needed for venipuncture, the venipuncture procedure, pre-analytical errors, specimen processing, and capillary blood sample collection. This course also includes EKG testing, non-blood specimens, point of care testing (POC), and arterial puncture. Students complete 45 hours lecture/lab during the first 4 weeks of the semester and 120 hours of phlebotomy experience [clinical practicum] at a clinical affiliate agency during the last 3 weeks of the semester. Clinical settings can include physician offices, reference laboratories, STAT laboratories, hospitals, or other medical facilities. 

Admission and Tuition

Courses start each Spring (January) and Fall (September). You may apply at any time for the next upcoming start date.


All applicants are responsible for submitting or completing the following:

  • Completed application for admission, with non-refundable application fee
  • Documentation of high school graduation, GED completion, or other state approved equivalency credential
  • Official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended (if applicable) 
  • Copy of any professional licenses, registrations, or certificates (if applicable) 

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an American high school or college may be asked to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


Admissions Criteria

The Admissions team evaluates all applicants on the following minimum criteria and prerequisites outlined below. 

  • Evidence of graduation from an accredited high school, completion of a GED with a minimum standard score of 150 for each test, or completion of the HiSET with a minimum standard score of 45
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • A strong foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, and science


No specific coursework is required.

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or give us a call at (617) 812-6684. 

2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

Tuition is based on the number of credits you take each semester. The cost is $325 per credit for all phlebotomy courses, plus the cost of books and supplies. 

Additional fees include: 

  • Admissions Application Fee: $25
  • Matriculation Fee: $250 (paid by the Admission Deposit)
  • Registration fee: $100 per semester
  • Lab fee: $40 for each course in phlebotomy
  • Technology Fee: $40 per credit
  • Graduation Fee: $50
    • This fee will be charged in the last semester at the college to cover the cost of graduation processing.

All fees are non-refundable

Continuing education options

You can combine certificates, or add on an associate or bachelor's degree program. 

The phlebotomy certificate can be taken alone, taken with the EKG or gerontology certificates, or taken as part of the Associate of Science in Health Science program. 

Students who earn the associate degree in Health Science - or have another similar associate degree in a healthcare field - can apply for the 2-year bachelor's completion program in Healthcare Administration

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