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Program Description

The training period allows for extensive experience with current technology, expert instructors, and a diversity of patient phlebotomy opportunities, including adult/child in-patient and out-patient environments. This training is an earn-to-learn based program. Please refer to Tuition & Fees for further information about program costs.

Program Duration:

Applicants are accepted quarterly. Please contact us for current training schedules.

The 6 to 8 week training requires the following commitment from trainees:

  • Monday-Friday only
  • Week 1: 40hrs on campus + 2hrs/night homework
  • Remaining Weeks: 16-24hrs on campus + 4-6hrs/week homework

Training Structure:

  • Lecture & Hands-on Student Lab
  • Live & Online Learning
  • Clinical Training: Minimum of 100 clinical hours & 100 clinical draws
  • Instructors include experienced faculty, phlebotomists, and hospital leaders

Curriculum Covers:

  • Blood and non-blood collection, transport, processing, and handling techniques for patients of all ages and conditions, and for various testing requirements
  • Healthcare delivery and medical terminology
  • Infection control and safety
  • Basic human anatomy and physiology
  • Point of care and waived test performance
  • Workplace communication and professionalism
  • Laboratory operations and practice

Certification Exam

Graduates from the PSHMC School of Phlebotomy are eligible for Washington State Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy licensure and receive a certificate of completion. The certificate qualifies the graduate to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Board of Certification exam (BOC). Some states may require additional licensure.