Phlebotomy Technician

Certificate Program    Approved for WIOA funding.

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.

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:

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

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

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.

Career Information Links:

How to Register

Waterbury Campus

Walk In:

NVCC, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration,
Founder's Hall, Center for Health Science, Room F323
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get Directions to NVCC

Mail:
Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

NVCC
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration,
Room F323
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708-3011

Fax:
Fax registration form with credit card information to 203-575-8243.
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Phone:
Call 203-575-8029
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
MC/Visa/Discover only

Danbury Campus

Walk In:

190 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810-7805
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get Directions to NVCC

Mail:

Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

NVCC Danbury Campus
190 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810-7805

Fax:
Fax registration form with credit card information to 203-575-8243.
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Phone:
Call 203-437-9699
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Program Coordinator
Patricia A Targett
203-575-8253 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: K408
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
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