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Phlebotomy Technician

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Ideal for

Do you... enjoy working with people? work well under pressure? pay attention to detail? understand computers? Consider a career in phlebotomy! The role of the phlebotomy technician has changed in health care. As a technician, you will: 

  • collect and prepare blood specimens for analysis
  • process Medicare and insurance requirements and claims 
  • perform receptionist and scheduling duties work under the direction of the medical laboratory scientist 
  • acquire a basic understanding of coding and billing procedures. 
  • You may also use sophisticated laboratory equipment to process blood specimen under the direction of a medical laboratory scientist.

Program Overview

The phlebotomy technician program at NVCC will provide the student with 200 hours of classroom instruction, simulated lab experience, and the clinical validation opportunities needed to meet the growing demands of the role of the phlebotomy technician. You will not need to find your own clinical site. Our program coordinator will schedule your clinical experience at one of our partner facilities: 
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain 
  • Danbury Hospital in Danbury 

After successful completion of the program you will be eligible for Phlebotomy Technician national certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Course Calendars

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses.

Program Coordinator:
Patricia A Targett
203-575-8253 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: K408
Important Information

Important Information

Phlebotomy technicians must have an understanding of basic coding and billing procedures, enjoy working with people, work well under pressure, be attentive to detail and have excellent manual dexterity. To be successful, you should also feel comfortable using a computer and have an aptitude for other high-tech devices. There is both an art and a science necessary to the profession. Program requirements All students must:

  • Provide proof of a high school diploma or GED. 
  • Maintain personal medical insurance coverage. 
  • Submit a current health screening, completed within one year and including up-to-date immunizations with documentation of the flu vaccine 
  • Have transportation to clinical sites and daytime availability 
  • Meet the minimum attendance requirement. 
  • Please review the course calendars carefully for all sessions to be sure you will not have conflicts. Missed time may mandate unsuccessful course completion. 

Other information that you should know: 

  • Payment for the program must be made at the time of registration; a payment plan is available. 
  • Textbooks are included in the cost of the course and will be provided in the first class. 
  • Students will be required to wear scrubs to class and abide by a dress code designed to provide safety in the lab and clinical settings. 
  • Clinical schedules are daytime hours, typically 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday for 2-3 consecutive weeks. Clinical hours and days may vary with the location assignment. Clinical schedules and sites are assigned at the discretion of the program coordinator. Requests may be made but are not guaranteed. 
  • Our partnering clinical facilities:
    • Danbury Hospital Satellite Offices
    • The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain

Registration Information

Course Registration and Payment Plans

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

4 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or download and print a registration form and:

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

Accepted Forms of Payment:


Cash or Checks

Mail-in registrations checks only please.

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What you'll earn

Based on the DOL statistics, you can expect to earn $35,292 annually. Employment potential is still strong, as the need for health care workers continues to grow.

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