Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Phlebotomy

Program Overview

Every year, medical professionals draw blood to help physicians diagnose illness, treat patients, and save lives. Known as phlebotomy, the skill involves drawing blood for tests, transfusions, research, and blood donations. There is a need for responsible people with calm dispositions to work in the field of phlebotomy.

As a trained phlebotomist, you’ll be responsible for drawing a patient’s blood to obtain blood samples or collect donations. The Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare you to collect blood specimens by skin puncture and venipuncture. You’ll learn how to safely get samples using proper procedures, equipment, and techniques while maintaining governmental standards.

As a phlebotomist, you may find employment at facilities such as hospitals, patient service centers, life insurance companies, doctors’ offices, outreach services, and donor centers.

If you’re interested in working as a phlebotomist, take the first step on your journey to your new career in our Phlebotomy program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Fast Track Certificates, which can be completed in two semesters or less.
Certificates
Phlebotomy
Why Phoenix College?

Questions about the application process? View this helpful video: Applying for the Program


Phlebotomy plays an important role in the health care field. The Phlebotomy certificate program is designed to prepare students to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture or venipuncture using proper technique on adults, children and infants.

Responsibilities of a phlebotomist may include:

  • Collecting fluid or tissue samples
  • Draw blood using different collection techniques
  • Explain procedures to patients
  • Conduct standard laboratory tests

Students in the Phlebotomy program will be in contact with potentially infections blood, tissues, and body fluids. Formal application is required for acceptance in the program.

For information regarding program length, costs, and application process, please see the FAQ page.

Virtual Information Sessions for the Phlebotomy Progam from 5pm - 6pm.

Please send an email to: rochelle.helminski@phoenixcollege.edu to be added to the calendar invite to attend the virtual information-session.
October 4, 2022
November 1, 2022
January 10, 2023 
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Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Dr. Rochelle Helminski, for more information. PC also offers online information sessions for the phlebotomy program.