Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy technicians work in clinical laboratory settings, hospitals and sometimes physicians’ offices. Their primary responsibility is to collect blood specimens as ordered by the physician. Hours may span day, evening, night and weekend shifts depending on the facility.

Occupational Requirements

There are no licensing or certification requirements for phlebotomy technicians in Maryland; however, most employers prefer certification. To be eligible for the national Phlebotomy Technician certification exam (PBT), you must have a high school diploma or equivalent and complete an acceptable two-part structured phlebotomy program. 


Information Unique to the Training

You and other students practice drawing blood on each other. Background checks, drug screening and a uniform is required for the clinical portion of course. 


Courses to Complete 

  • Prerequisites

    AHE-196 Professional Preparation in Healthcare

    Wednesdays, Oct. 8 - 22, 9 - 11:45 a.m.
    Monday - Wednesday, Dec. 15 - 17, 6 - 8:45 p.m.
    AHE-046 CPR Healthcare Provider/BLS or Current BLS Card 
    Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29 and 30, 6 - 9:15 p.m.
    Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 12 and 13, 6 - 9:15 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Core Courses

    AHE-200 Phlebotomy Technician Training I: Theory
    Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 3 - Dec. 15, 5 - 9:15 p.m.

    AHE-077 Phlebotomy Technician Training II: Clinical 
    Monday - Friday, Nov. 3 - 12, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Monday - Friday, Jan. 5 - 14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    AHE-078 Phlebotomy Technician Training III: Clinical 
    Monday - Friday, Nov. 12 - 21, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Monday - Friday, Jan. 14 - 26, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Approximate Number of Hours

168 hours


Approximate Training Cost*



Licensure/Certification Earned

Successful completion of this training prepares you to sit for the PBT exam administered through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification. 


Related Continuing Education Courses

AHE-149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
AHE-150 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers


Estimated Hourly Wage**



*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.


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