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Courses & Requirements


The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program prepares gradates for employment as entry level Phlebotomy Technicians. The program is presented through a series of lecture, laboratory, and externship experiences. Graduates are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) examination via the Route 2 eligibility process and the National Healthcare Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination. Students must earn a “C” or better in all HES courses in order to graduate. A total of 18 credit hours are required for graduation.


Students interested in participation in this academic program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information, visit http://www.necc.mass.edu/cori-sori.

Drug Screening:

Students enrolled in this academic program may be required to pass a drug screening analysis.

Courses Credits Comments
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
Preparing for Success in a Healthcare Career
HES115 Medical Terminology 3  
HES120 Phlebotomy 3  
HES121 Phlebotomy Externship 2 Pre-requisite and co-requisites. Registration requires Program Coordinator’s signature.
HES201 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3  
Computer Elective 3 CIS110 or higher