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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

Phlebotomy Certificate

The phlebotomy certificate program prepares the student for employment as a phlebotomist. This program is a two-part course that consists of 10-weeks (40 hours) of classroom instruction in phlebotomy theory and technical skills, followed by two weeks of full-time clinical externship. The program is affiliated with major hospital inpatient and outpatient sites that include St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Beaumont Health and Ascension Health.

Students will achieve competency in beginning to advanced venipuncture techniques, common medical terminology of anatomy and physiology relating to the phlebotomy scope of work, blood specimen collection, specimen handling, infection control and safety procedures, and develop professionalism and interpersonal communication skills essential in healthcare settings.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a P.A.C.E. certificate. This program satisfies the requirements to be eligible to take a certification exam in Phlebotomy.

Register

Overview

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.  Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctor’s offices.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomists earn a median pay of $36,320 per year with employment projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029. Almost all employers prefer to hire phlebotomists who have earned a professional certification.

Enrollment Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • have a minimum of 18 years of age
  • have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED)

Additional requirements for the clinical externship:

  • must be eligible to legally work in the United States without employer sponsorship
  • must also pass a background check and health screen conducted by the clinical site
Tuition Cost

The cost for the entire program is $1,199.

Tuition includes:

  • 10 weeks of classroom instruction
  • 2 weeks of clinical externship
  • Required course textbook
  • Blood-borne pathogen training
Contact Us

Christina R. Lim, M.S., MLS(ASCP)SM
Special Instructor and Coordinator
Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
3169 Human Health Building
lim@oakland.edu

Donna Stajniak
Office Support
3110 Human Health Building
stajniak@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8857