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Phlebotomy Overview

Students in the Phlebotomy certificate program will develop in-demand skills for hospitals, nursing homes, physician’s offices, and private laboratories.  Students will study with the understanding that Phlebotomists are frequently the patient’s first contact within a healthcare setting, and they set the tone for the entire experience.  The nine credit hour certificate includes both classroom instruction and clinical practice.

Students who graduate from the Rhodes State Phlebotomy certificate program frequently continue on to more advanced healthcare training in other medical fields.  Additionally, this certificate contains transfer credits to further a student’s career in laboratory medicine. Successful students will be prepared to sit for nationally recognized credentials and the ability to have an upward trajectory in their career.

Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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Phlebotomy Highlights

  • All of the didactic and clinical training needed to sit for a nationally recognized credential
  • A diverse learning community with access to numerous regional clinical education sites
  • Transfer credit opportunities with our partner institutions in the area of laboratory science

Career Opportunities 

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

Phlebotomy Plan of Study

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Professional Licensure Information

Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Certificate, the student is qualified to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) examination offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Accreditation Information

Rhodes State College's Phlebotomy Program meets the requirements of the ASCP Board of Certification as a formal two-step structured phlebotomy program. 

Rhodes State College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).