phlebotomy technician applying a tourniquet to a female patient armThis four-week program provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of an entry-level phlebotomist position and is designed to prepare you for the NHA® Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam. 

Gain Specialized Knowledge
This program will introduce you to:

  • Basic medical terminology
  • Routine venipuncture
  • Equipment and safety
  • Patient communication
  • Potential complications
  • Pediatrics and geriatrics
  • Various human body systems (i.e. circulatory, endo, etc.)
  • Special collections

Earn Certifications/Licenses
Show your commitment to your profession. Certifications and licenses can lead to better job opportunities. We offer:

  • Assistance in registering for the NHA® Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam

Start Your New Career

  • Work with our Career Services team to develop your resume and prep for interviews
  • Attend job fairs
  • Connect with employers who need your skills
  • Secure your job!

What do I need to get started?

To enter the program, a high school or high school equivalency (HSE) diploma is required. If you do not have one, contact the EOC to learn about our HSE classes and start working toward your goal today.

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Capital District Educational Opportunity Center
431 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Capital District Educational Opportunity Center at HVCC South
Capital South Campus Center
20 Warren Street, Albany, NY 12202

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