Phlebotomy Technician Training

Prepares student to have the technical skills needed to enter the healthcare industry as an entry-level phlebotomist.



Spring 2024

Monday/Wednesdays: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Tuesday/Thursday: clinicals TBD


AWC Yuma Campus 

EB 130


$1461.50 for In-state students

$1521.50 for Out-of-State students


Field of Interest
Students will gain skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper venipuncture techniques and standard precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults. The Phlebotomy Technician program includes theory and hands-on instruction.  

Students who successfully complete the course requirements can prepare and sit for the National Healthcare Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Examination.

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of the class students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate infection control and safety practices
  • Describe quality assurance as it relates to specimen collection
  • Explain the role of specimen collection in the overall patient care system
  • Identify collection equipment, various types of additives used, standard precautions, substances that can interfere in clinical and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Utilize HIPAA laws when dealing with patients and their Protected Health Information
  • Explain requisitioning, transport and processing.
  • Interact with patients with empathy, direct communication, and confidence.
  • Demonstrate venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques on all age groups. 
  • Verbalize techniques for children and infants

Who should take the course? 

Displaced workers looking for valuable training to re-enter the workforce.

Registration Process: Because students earn college credit from Arizona Western College, application and admission to AWC is required

Interested students will meet with an AZ Quest Grant Coordinator to determine eligibility for the program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Arizona Quest Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant, funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The funding amount for FY23/24 is $2,647,694.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.