Phlebotomy Technician

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Continuing Education
409.944.1344  |  CE@GC.EDU

Galveston College Continuing Education

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

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Phlebotomy technicians, sometimes referred to as Venipuncture, is concerned with the drawing of blood for use in blood tests and collection. Phlebotomists are trained to work in hospitals, labs, and other medical facilities, often working alongside nurses and doctors in dealing with patients. A career in phlebotomy requires certification and training in how to use needles, vacuum tubes, and syringes.

The Phlebotomy course explores the practice of phlebotomy and should provide an understanding of the role of the phlebotomist in the health care system.   Presented are: medical terminology, safety and legal issues, various related physiological systems, laboratory tests, and specimen handling. Upon successful completions students should be competent in performing venipuncture and dermal puncture and other methods of collecting clinical specimens.  Students discover the proper techniques and safety precautions, as well as an understanding of professionalism, ethics and medical terminology related to obtaining specimens from adults, children and infants Healthcare requirements must be met prior to the first day of class. Clinical hours are scheduled at various times by the instructor, and may include day, evening and/or weekends. The student is responsible for transportation to and from clinical sites. Burgundy scrubs, a lab coat and student patch are available for purchase in the college’s bookstore and must be worn during clinical days.  Upon successful completion of this course the student should be eligible to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination. This course includes one attempt at the CPT examination, which will be scheduled by the instructor and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

This program is eligible for a payment plan, and additional funding sources may be available for eligible students. The textbook is included with the tuition. Students are automatically enrolled in the UTMB student health program for the semester. Courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Please check our schedule for current offerings.


Average Hourly Wage


Time to Completion

10 weeks

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Contact: Continuing Education Department 409-944-1344 Register online

Galveston College Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. -  

5:00 p.m.