about our Diploma program and our Phlebotomy 100 - Phlebotomy for Health Care Professionals non-credit or two-credit course.
What does a phlebotomy technician do?
A phlebotomy technician:
- works with patients to draw blood for laboratory tests
- communicates effectively
- is responsible for the proper identification, collection and acceptance of specimens for laboratory testing.
Where do phlebotomy technicians work?
Phlebotomists work mainly in:
- blood donor centers
- doctor’s offices
How much does the program cost?
Download Estimated Expenses (pdf, rev 5/2014).
What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?
- Upon successful completion of the diploma program:
- HACC will award you a Phlebotomy Technician diploma.
- You are eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Phlebotomist Certification. Employers (hospitals) may require this certification.
- Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy 100 (Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals) you will not be eligible to sit for the ASCP Phlebotomist Certification.
- Phlebotomy Technician Diploma Program
- Download Course requirements/suggested schedule (pdf).
- Clinicals (PBT courses) are completed in two semesters.
- Hospital clinicals (PBT 102) are full-time days for three weeks.
- HACC offers the complete program at the Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York Campuses.
- Phlebotomy 100 (Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals)
- You can take it as a two-credit course or as a non-credit course
- The course will help you refresh old skills and gain new ones.
- It is a 30-hour course offered in blended format.
- This course DOES NOT qualify you to sit for the phlebotomy certification exam.
- It is mostly taken by nurse aides, medical assistants, RNs, LPNs, EMTs and paramedics.
- You can take the course at the Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses fall and spring - late start.
Phlebotomy Technician Program
- Admission to HACC does not guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program. You begin as a pre-clinical student and work closely with your advisor to prepare to apply to the clinical/core component.
- Download Admission
Criteria, Point System, Essential Qualifications and Application
(pdf, rev 8/5/14).
- You are required to meet with a phlebotomy advisor and complete the following documents at that time:
- Phlebotomy Essential Qualifications - ensure that it is initialed and signed.
- Phlebotomy Checksheet - must include completed contact information and signatures.
- Apply online using Survey Monkey for the Spring 2016 semester at the Harrisburg Campus. Our deadline is September 1. This will be a blended, online course.
- Apply online using Survey Monkey for the Spring 2016 semester at the Lancaster Campus. Our deadline is September 1. This will be a blended, online course.
- To register for PBT 100 - 2-Credit Course:
- You must be eligible for English 101 and have a health careers major code.
- Use myHACC to register like you would for any other class.
- To register for PBT 100 Non-Credit Course:
- Contact Amy Beth Martin - 717-221-1352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Can I advance my education in this field?
- This (diploma program) leads directly to an occupation.
- Students can pursue further education in another health career program at HACC.
How can I get more information?
- View What It's Like to Work as a Phlebotomist (YouTube).
- View phlebotomy how-to videos on iTunes U.
- Download Phlebotomy FAQ (pdf, rev 8/2014).
- Download PBT 100 FAQ (pdf, rev 8/2014).
Who can I contact for more information?
717-780-1988 or 800-222-4222, ext. 211988
Phlebotomy Program Office
HACC Harrisburg Campus
Select Medical Health Education Building, Room 114
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Noncredit Healthcare Education - For Phlebotomy 100 (Non-Credit Course only)
717-221-1352 or 800-222-4222, ext. 211352.