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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Training Online

Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Contact Hours: 450
Student Tuition: $4,000.00

Phlebotomy Training Online Overview

Have you thought about becoming a Phlebotomy Technician? Phlebotomy Technicians, also referred to as Phlebotomists, are taught specifically to take blood samples from patients and to complete basic tasks in the lab like setting up different samples for analysis, and interpreting as well as entering lab results into a computer system. Our Phlebotomy courses online will offer you with functional knowledge of the daily functions and procedures of a Phlebotomist. Our phlebotomy training online provides students with the most recent safety guidelines, concise information about new federal regulations, updates on equipment and supplies, standards as well as hazard prevention techniques, competencies in the workplace, and securing a job. Phlebotomists are an important part of the clinical medical team. This phlebotomy training online provides students with the knowledge base needed to draw blood as well as collect various other samples in a healthcare setting as a Phlebotomy Technician.
Course also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider, when available!*

Recommended: A strong knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. In case you do not understand Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology you can take one or both of our extra courses.

*Disclaimer: An externship is not guaranteed. All students have to apply to the course and complete any prerequisite criteria before being accepted. Positions in the externship program are contingent on availability at each location. We will assist students in establishing their own externship when other options are not available.

**Not California approved.

After completing this program, you should have the ability to:

  • Identify the value of phlebotomy procedures and the roles of clinical personnel.
  • Define typical diagnostic tests associated with each organ system and kinds of specimens analyzed in the clinical laboratory.
  • Recognize the problems associated with phlebotomy procedures and impacting patient safety.
  • Determine the correct sites for carrying out skin puncture procedures and required depths of incisions.
  • Classify body fluid specimens other than blood and correct collection as well as transportation procedures.


Phlebotomy Courses Online Module 1
Phlebotomy Practice, Communication, and Professional Ethics

  • Phlebotomy Practice and Definition
  • The Clinical Laboratory and Specimen Collection Services
  • Competencies, Certification and Professionalism for Phlebotomists
  • Future Trends in Phlebotomy Practice
  • Communication, Computerization and Documentation
  • Laboratory Test Requisitions, Specimen Labels, and Blood Collection Lists
  • Documentation Essentials and the Medical Record
  • Professional Ethics, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
  • Basic Legal Principals
  • Clinical Laboratory Regulations
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Phlebotomy Module 2
Infection Control, Safety, and Terminology

  • Pathogens and Infections
  • Personal Safety from Infection During Specimen Handling
  • Chain of Infection
  • Specific Isolation Techniques and Procedural Steps
  • Equipment and Safety in Patients’ Rooms
  • Disaster Emergency Plan
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Overview
  • Major Organ Systems

Phlebotomy Module 3
Common Phlebotomy Procedures, Blood Collection Equipment, Errors and Complications

  • The Cardiovascular System and Circulation
  • Blood, Hemostasis and Coagulation
  • Lymphatic System
  • Blood Collection Tubes and Additives
  • Venoscope, the Vein Finder
  • Microcollection Equipment
  • Specimen Collection Trays
  • Preanalytical Complications Causing Medical Errors
  • Complications Associated with Test Requests and Identification
  • Complications Associated with the Specimen Collection Procedure

Phlebotomy Module 4
Venipuncture Procedures and Capillary Blood Specimens

  • Blood Collection
  • Health Care Worker Preparation
  • Needlestick Prevention Strategies
  • Equipment Selection and Preparation
  • Venipuncture Methods
  • Indications for Skin Puncture
  • Basic Technique for Collection Diagnostic Capillary Blood Specimens
  • Supplies for Skin Puncture
  • Order of Collection
  • Lancet Disposal, Labeling the Specimen, and Completing the Interaction

Phlebotomy Module 5
Specimen Handling and Point of Care Collections

  • Specimen Handling After the Venipuncture
  • Specimen Delivery Methods
  • Reporting Laboratory Results
  • Positions for Restraining a Child
  • Precautions to Protect the Child
  • Geriatric Patients
  • Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analysis
  • Blood Coagulation Monitoring
  • Bleeding-Time Test
  • Other POC Tests and Future Trends

Phlebotomy 1 Module 6
Collection Procedures and Forensic Testing

  • Blood Cultures
  • Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy
  • Urine Collection
  • Fecal Specimens
  • Seminal Fluid
  • Culture Specimens
  • Common Drug Analysis Methods and Interferences
  • Preferred Specimens for Drug Tests
  • Neonatal Drug Testing

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Required Materials:

Materials Included:
Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced by Diana Garza, EdD, MT (ASCP), CLS and Kathleen Becan-McBride

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also)
  • Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
  • Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)