Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PBTC)

The Phlebotomy 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.

Accreditation: The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate is pending accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) 5620 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Phone: 773-714-8880.

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
XXX 1XX Introduction to College Elective  101
MCH 101Medical Terminology 1 202
COMM 105Interpersonal Communication 303
Semester 2  
PBT 100Phlebotomy Principles and Techniques 233
PBT 180Phlebotomy Practicum 182
Total Credits:  91111


Introduction to College Elective
HLT 100Becoming a Health Care Professional1
FYE 100College Success Strategies: Overview1
FYE 105College Success Strategies: Overview and Application2
FYE 110College Success Strategies: Practice and Application3
FYE 120College Success Strategies: Campus Integration4

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 10-week 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. Students must successfully complete PBT 100 before progressing into the Phlebotomy Practicum, PBT 180.
Prerequisites: MCH 101 or MCH 104
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PBT 180 Phlebotomy Practicum
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 8 Lab Hours.

A 5-week clinical practicum course that enables students to collect phlebotomy specimens from patients in a healthcare setting. Students complete a minimum of 100 hours of applied experiences and 100 unaided collections, and participate in a seminar to discuss their experiences and prepare for the ASCP Certification Examination. Students must successfully complete PBT 100 before progressing into PBT 180.
Prerequisites: PBT 100
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Kellee Fields, EdD, MLS (ASCP)

Health and Public Safety Division Advising

(513) 569-1670