FDTC Phlebotomy student practices lab technique


Program Type: Certificate in Applied Science

Program Level: UG

Division: Nursing & Allied Health

Program Duration: 8 months

Program Contact: Dawn Nelson

Time: Day

Program overview

The Phlebotomy Technician Program is a two-semester program that begins annually in the fall. The first semester students take a PBT prefix course where basic laboratory concepts, safety and venipuncture techniques are introduced and practiced. The second semester (spring) is the clinical experience for the phlebotomy portion of the program. Students complete 135 clinical hours and 100 successful venipunctures, which will make them eligible to challenge the America Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification exam for phlebotomy technician. The remaining coursework are general education courses.

Entry Requirements

To see a list of entrance requirements for this program, please check the FDTC Course Catalog.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Integrate, and unify skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success within the phlebotomy profession body of knowledge.
  • Demonstrate respect for the rights of the patients, colleagues, and other health professionals and perform duties in a manner that is within the constraints of legal, moral, and ethical conduct.
  • Conduct all clinical and administrative work with care and accuracy while demonstrating a commitment to accepted safety practices.

Open Application Dates for Competitive Health Sciences Programs

Applications for the FDTC Health Sciences Programs will be accepted Monday, April 1, 2024 through Wednesday, May 15, 2024 for the FALL 2024 semester.

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When are new students accepted into the program?

We only take in new students every Fall.  If you are not accepted in the Fall you must wait until the following year to reapply. There are no prerequisites to enter the program. Application submission opens April 1 annually.


How many students are accepted into the program?

For each class, we can accept 16 students into the PBT program.


What are the out-of-pocket costs, other than tuition, for the program?

Students are responsible for all costs associated with program onboarding: Immunizations, background checks, drug screens, CPR, uniforms, lab supplies (gloves, lab coat), books, and certification exam costs.  Approximate cost: $1,200.00


What is the job market like for FDTC Phlebotomy Technician graduates?

The PBT program offers graduates a quick placement into the job market.  We train them specifically to work in a hospital setting.  Job experience offers them a unique view of all occupations in a healthcare setting. Some graduates use PBT as a stepping stone or placeholder until admission into another program. Many students have job prospects secured prior to graduation.