The phlebotomy course prepares students to demonstrate cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies in the role of a certified phlebotomy technician, and as a member of the healthcare team.

This course will teach the theory and practice of phlebotomy procedures, including proper collection techniques, special collections, processing and transporting specimens and safety and compliance regulations. Certified phlebotomy technicians draw blood specimens from patients in hospitals, blood centers or similar facilities, for analysis or other medical purposes. They also evaluate patients for their ability to withstand venipuncture procedures, explain venipuncture procedures and answer patient questions, perform basic point of care testing, such as checking blood glucose levels, and prepare blood, urine and other body fluid specimens for testing, according to established standards. Clinical training and practicum experiences will provide students the opportunity to make successful unaided blood collections, including venipunctures and skin punctures. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for the national phlebotomy technician certification (CPT) examination with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED.

Course fees includes: Textbook and one attempt of the certification exam.

Student is responsible for the following – Must be turned in to instructor FIRST week of class:

  • Physical exam w/ Vaccine Records
  • PPD – Tuberculosis Skin Test
  • Health insurance
  • Liability Insurance
  • Current Tetanus Shot
  • Flu Shot
  • Titers
  • Shoe and Scrub purchase
  • Headshot for Hospital / Clinical ID
  • CPR, Basic Life Support with American Health Association (BLS)
  • COVID Vaccination
  • Purchase of background check, drug screening and compliance tracking
Clinical Requirements

All of Rowan College at Burlington County’s partners that provide clinical experiences to students, including RCBC’s Dental Clinic, require COVID vaccination for anyone who is treating patients.

Students in Health Science programs that require a clinical placement are required to be vaccinated for their own, and their patients’, safety.