Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program

WPHL-001 Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program

Hours: 168 hours
Fee: $2,025 includes liability insurance and NHA Certification Exam
Instruction: In-person/Lecture

*Additional Funding Sources

This course may be eligible for funding for qualified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients as well as additional funding available under other grants. Please email Danielle Morales at

Program Description

A phlebotomist is a professionally trained and certified person who works in a hospital, clinical laboratory, or health-care facility and obtains blood specimens by Venipuncture and microtechniques. In addition to technical, clerical, and interpersonal skills, the phlebotomist must develop strong organizational skills to handle a heavy workload efficiently and maintain accuracy, often under stressful conditions.

Major duties and responsibilities of the phlebotomist include:

  • Correct identification of the patient before collecting samples
  • Collection of the appropriate amount of blood by Venipuncture or skin puncture
  • Selection of the appropriate specimen containers
  • Correct labeling of all specimens
  • Appropriate transportation of specimens to the laboratory
  • Effective interaction with patients and other personnel in the workplace
  • Performance of computer operations and record-keeping related to phlebotomy
  • Adherence to all OSHA safety regulations

This non-credit course is designed to prepare an individual to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture to obtain blood specimens for diagnostic procedures.

Major topics to be covered in this course include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Safety and confidentiality
  • Venipuncture technique and complications of venipuncture
  • Patient relations and communication
  • Capillary puncture
  • Lab tests and miscellaneous procedures
  • Infection control
  • Quality control and processing of specimens
  • Multiskilling

This program also requires the completion of two 40-hour weeks of full-time clinical placement at an affiliate. Individuals must ensure that they have time available to complete this component of the course before applying. Since assignments of clinical placements are at the discretion of the course instructor and may be at locations that are a considerable distance from Springfield, MA, reliable transportation is essential.

This program has been approved by the National Health Career Association (NHA) and individuals who complete this program will be prepared to take NHA's Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam as well as other national certification exams.

Program Details



  • At least 18 years of age within 3 weeks of the class start date.
  • High School Diploma or completed HiSet (Formally known as G.E.D.)
  • English grammar, writing, and speaking skills equivalent to at least the 8th-grade level. 

Medical Requirements

Failure to complete and submit 100% of the medical requirements prior to the first day of class will result in your being withdrawn from the class and no refund will be issued.

For requirements, required health forms, and submission instructions for this program please see the Phlebotomy Technician (Workforce Development Center) Health Record Requirements.

Fees: $2,025 includes liability insurance and NHA Certification Exam

Need help convincing your employer to help cover the costs?

Individual Training Account (ITA) - Funding

What is an Individual Training Account (ITA)?

An Individual Training Account (ITA) is an account set up on behalf of an adult or dislocated worker to pay for training services. The purpose of the ITA is to give program participants maximum choice in selecting a training program.

One-Stop Career Centers determine the dollar amount limits, time limits, and other requirements for use of ITA accounts.

If you are approved for an ITA account, you must choose your training services from the statewide list of ITA-approved programs. A One-Stop Career Center employment counselor will give you information to help you make an informed choice about how to spend your ITA funds.

You can use the Department of Workforce Training's Online Services Training Course Search to find ITA-approved training programs that meet your needs. Select "ITA" from the Approved Course Type drop-down box to find ITA-approved programs.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program and for Individual Training Account (ITA) funds, visit your One-Stop Career Center, or call the Division of Career Services at 617-626-5300.

Section D11

Health Requirements Submission Deadline: July 1, 2924
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: August 26 - December 9, 2024 (No Classes 9/2, 10/14, 11/11)
Clinical Dates: TBD

Section E11

Health Requirements Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Times: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dates: August 26 - December 9, 2024 (No Classes 9/2, 10/14, 11/11)
Clinical Dates: TBD

Section D31

Health Requirements Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: January 29 - May 13, 2024 (No Classes Feb. 20; April 16)
Clinical Dates: TBD

Section E31

Health Requirements Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Times: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dates: January 29 - May 13, 2024 (No Classes Feb. 20; April 16)
Clinical Dates: TBD

Phlebotomy Essentials + Student Workbook + Exam Review, Eighth Edition

Scrubs and Lab Coats

Books may be purchased through the STCC Bookstore, Amazon, or other book vendors. Scrubs and Lab Coats can be purchased at any uniform supply store.

Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Student Handbook Policies

As a participant in this program/course I understand that I am bound by all the rules, regulations, and policies of STCC as outlined in the Springfield Technical Community College Student Handbook.

To view Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program related careers, live job listings, and average salaries please see STCC’s Career Coach.

For questions or interest in our current or future programs, please complete our Workforce Development Program Inquiry Form, and one of our Recruitment and Retention Specialists will contact you promptly. For all other questions, please use the contact below.

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, Second Floor

Enrollment Process

Enroll Online

  1. Review the Prerequisites/Requirements above.
  2. Click the Enroll Now button below.
  3. Click the "Select" button next to your desired section. A window appears.
  4. Click "Add Section to Cart". A success message appears.
  5. Click the "Next" button in the top right corner.
  6. Enter your personal information.
  7. Click the "Submit" button.
  8. Complete CORI and Medical Clearance information as soon as possible. See Prerequisites/Requirements above for details.

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Enroll in Person

Go to Building 27, 2nd floor to register for the course or call (413) 755-4225.