Phlebotomy Technician: Online Certificate Program

A technician drawing blood

This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Join the growing field of phlebotomy and gain in-demand skills, such as learning how to safely draw blood and make people feel safe and comfortable in stressful situations. You can launch a new, rewarding career in just a few months — without a college degree.

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Course length

314 hours

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Weekly time commitment

16 hours

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In our Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program, you will learn how to collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing. You’ll also explore topics including human anatomy, blood and cardiovascular-related medical terminology, and professionalism in allied health. By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools you need to help patients feel more comfortable while having their blood drawn.

After completion of our phlebotomy training program, you will have the knowledge to pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, issued through the NHA (National Healthcareer Association), and begin your career in healthcare. To earn full certification, students will be required to complete 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person. Students are responsible for locating and securing a site to fulfill the clinical requirements of the program.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

By 2031, there will be an estimated 150,000 phlebotomy technicians working in American hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you a clear communicator who can help people through stressful moments?  
  • Are you a compassionate, considerate person with an interest in the medical field?  
  • Are you willing to learn how to handle phlebotomy instruments and equipment?  
  • Are you detail-oriented, organized and open to learning new things?  
  • Do you possess good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination for performing blood draws?  
  • Are you capable of empathizing with people who may be worried about having their blood drawn? 

Career Paths

Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomist Manager
Medical Laboratory Technician
Certified Nursing Assistant
Registered Nurse (RN)