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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Overview

  • 80-hour (1-month/4-week) Certificate Program
  • Flexible class schedules available
  • Learn how to work as a Phlebotomy Technician using ACI’s real clinic setting
  • Graduate with Phlebotomy Technician Certificate here!
  • Learn about centrifuge used in phlebotomy
  • Learn how to become a phlebotomist in a real phlebotomy room setting
  • Get all the training you need to get your NRCPT license

Phlebotomy Technicians are multi-skilled allied health professionals that demonstrate proficiency in entry-level ambulatory health care settings.

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At ACI, no shortcuts are taken and within our 8-month (32-week) program we take the time to ensure that when hired, our students on day one will not only know their way around a medical office, but will be confident, and understand the language and tools to ensure their future employees are satisfied with their skills and work ethic, while making patients feel safe and comfortable with the quality and care they have received from ACI trained professionals.

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Learn more about the future Phlebotomy Technician job outlook and salary for our area


Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 8 percent in the next 8 years, much faster than average for all occupations and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Texas the average salary for Phlebotomists is…

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become a Phlebotomy Technician?

Attend an Accredited program at a trade school. Upon completion, graduate after passing the national test provided by NAHP before seeking your first position as a Phlebotomy Technician.

How long is Phlebotomy Technician school?

A good program length is 1 month long, where you will get the important, hands-on experience in the real world. A good Phlebotomy Technician program can be blended with both in person and online training. But overall, do not cut corners with short training programs that will leave you with only the most basic skills in healthcare.

What will I learn as a Phlebotomy Technician student?

You will learn microbiology and laboratory procedures commonly performed in a physician’s office or laboratory. You will learn learn specimen identification, collection, handling and transportation of procedures and practice venipuncture and routine diagnostic hematology. Graduate as a Phlebotomy Technician with a EKG, Phlebotomy and Administration certificate at the same time by taking multiple tests.

Is this Phlebotomy Technician program available in Spanish?

This Phlebotomy Technician program is not available in Spanish at this time. The certification exam is only offered in English. However there are ESL classes available that can help refresh your English skills and many classes are offered at little or no cost in the area and online.

Am I qualified for financial aid?

You might qualify for financial aid! To qualify for Federal Financial aid you must first apply for it using the FAFSA application. The application is based on household size, income, and citizenship status. The great news is that we can assist you through the entire process.

How soon can I get a job in the healthcare field?

You can get a job in the healthcare field as a Phlebotomy Technician as soon as you complete the program and graduate. Most employers also want you to have completed a professional certification.

How much do Phlebotomy Technicians make?

Pay and salary are based mainly on qualifications and experience. Generally, the more skilled you are and how long you have been working in the field will determine your rate of pay.
Please view this link to see the current salary range for a Phlebotomy Technician. Your ability to earn top dollar will depend on the market, and the wages at the time you hit the workforce.

What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?

Phlebotomists primarily draw blood, which is then used for different kinds of medical laboratory testing or for procedures, such as transfusions. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patients sometimes interact only with the phlebotomist. In donation centers or locations that have blood drives, phlebotomists draw blood from donors. Because all blood looks the same, phlebotomists must carefully identify and label the blood they have collected and enter the information into a database.

In addition to drawing blood, phlebotomists also may collect urine or other samples. They instruct patients on procedures for proper collection and ensure that the sample is acceptable and clearly labeled in its container.

Phlebotomists must keep their work area and instruments clean and sanitary to avoid causing infections or other complications. Some phlebotomists also ship or transport blood or other samples to different locations.

Where can a Phlebotomy Technician make the most money?

The opportunity to earn a higher wage comes with your education, experience and level of customer service and professionalism. If you are a double threat, you get your Phlebotomy Technician Certification, your EKG certification and your Phlebotomy Certification you stand a stronger chance of raising your earning potential.

How do I prepare for a Phlebotomy Technician interview?

A good Phlebotomy Technician school will offer a Career Services Department, and Student Success Department to help you with your resume building and interview process. You should also have mock interviews in class with your instructors as well as soft skills training.

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