Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program prepares students with entry-level skills to collect, process, and transport blood and other body fluids for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Students are required to complete unpaid clinical practice in a hospital or an outpatient clinic.

Graduates are employed in hospital laboratories and other healthcare settings.

Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry Examination.

Admission to the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program requires completion of selective admission requirements. Interested students should speak to an advisor.

Enrollment requirements include:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Criminal background check (State and FBI)
  • Physical exam and TB tests
  • Immunization documentation
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Drug screen/tobacco free

For more information, please contact the Health and Public Safety Division at (513) 569-1670.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)

First Year
Semester 1LecLabCredits
HLT 100Becoming a Health Care Professional 031
MCH 101Medical Terminology 1 202
PBT 100Phlebotomy Principles and Techniques 233
Semester 2  
COMM 105Interpersonal Communication 303
PBT 180Phlebotomy Practicum 172
Total Credits:  81311

Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number-- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

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PBT 100 Phlebotomy Principles and Techniques
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on the theory and practice of phlebotomy. Topics include: healthcare systems and terminology, safety and infection control, applied anatomy and physiology for blood collection, proper specimen collection techniques and quality assurance, specimen ordering and processing, and professionalism.
Prerequisites: None
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PBT 180 Phlebotomy Practicum
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 7 Lab Hours.

A clinical practicum course that enables students to collect various types of phlebotomy specimens from patients in a healthcare setting. Students achieve a minimum of 100 hours of applied experiences and 100 unaided collections, and participate in a seminar to discuss and support their experiences and prepare for the ASCP Certification Examination.
Prerequisites: PBT 100
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Kellee Fields, EdD, MLS (ASCP)