The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to teach the knowledge in technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including collection of blood specimens and venipuncture required to become a successful phlebotomist. Students will gain skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods, safety and first aid, point of care collection, procedures for special populations, and quality assessment.

Upon completion of this certificate program students will have the skills necessary to enter the healthcare industry as an entry level phlebotomist.

The Phlebotomy Technician program includes theory and hands-on instruction. This program prepares the student to take the National Healthcareer Association industry certification exam.


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Phlebotomy Technician

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 09/2019

Note: Before the end of the student's second semester in the program, students will be required to have a Arizona DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card for Volunteer Health Science Student & Clinical Assistant and a Healthcare Provider (BLS Provider) or Professional Rescuer (CPR) certification.

Program Costs Estimate

  • Uniform: $40 Caribbean Blue + $5 program patch to be purchased at the AWC bookstore
  • AWC Allied Health ID Badge $10 to be purchased at Campus Life
  • Textbook and workbook: $120
  • Health & Safety Requirements:
    • CPR Card: $45
    • Fingerprint Clearance Card: $73
    • Tuberculosis Screening: $20 - $30
    • Drug Test: $40

The costs provided are estimates and are subject to change.

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