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Catalog 2016-17 
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Program Description

This course series prepares students to sit for the national certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomist (COT). Phlebotomists typically draw blood and collect other specimens such as urine, throat cultures and stool cultures. They may also carry out other related clerical and routine lab tasks (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived) and enter results into the computer.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be prepared to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomist (CPT).

Certifying Organization: National Healthcareer Association

Certification exam cost: $115

Career Opportunities:

For up-to-date job forecasting and salary information, please visit; type in phlebotomist and your zip code or go to and type in 31-9097.00.

Program Length

18-24 weeks

Courses start at CCBC Essex and CCBC Hunt Valley in Fall, and at CCBC Essex and CCBC Randallstown in Spring

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED. Students must be computer literate and have Internet access. Clinical eligibility is in part dependent upon a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Cost of the test is the responsibility of the student. Clinical is necessary to meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the national certification examination.

Students must consent to having blood drawn by their classmates during training. HIPAA Training, CPR and First Aid classes REQUIRE 100% attendance. Students arriving late to class will not be admitted. Late arrival to, or early exit from, class will also result in a failing grade and no refund. Students will then be required to retake the class at their expense.

Students must submit the following paperwork at specified times. Completing items too early can result in students having to redo the clinical tests or drug tests. Details and dates regarding this paperwork will be presented at the orientation:

Negative PPD (six months) or negative chest x-ray less than one year old

Positive titer or proof of vaccination/immunity for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella

Current flu vaccine

Hepatitis B vaccination or declination form

Tetanus shot (less than ten years)

Copy of health insurance card

Copy of high school diploma or GED

Clinical eligibility is, in part, dependent upon a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Cost of testing is the responsibility of the student. Go to for more information.

Application Process

Provisional Entry – Prospective students are required to attend an orientation session prior to registration

Program Course Sequence

1. Medical Terminology for Health Occupations: AHE 534

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Medical Terminology—The Language of Health Care; published by Lippincott; 1451176767; $83.15

2. HIPAA Training: AHC 360 Or HIPAA Training Online: AHL 719

  • Textbook/Materials: Handouts Online

3. CPR for Health Care Providers: AHE 805

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • BLS for Health Care Providers; American Heart Association; 2nd Edition; 1616690399; $15.20

4. Phlebotomy: AHE 525

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th Edition; published by Wolter’s Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1605476374; $87.25

5. Venipuncture Clinical: AHL 674

  • Textbook/Materials: None

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $1775 - $1795 (Tuition-$597 /Fees- $1178-$1198)
  • Textbook/Materials: $170.40



Program Contact Information


Tommy Hammond 4


Essex, HTEC 013

Administrative Assistant:

Claire Loeblein


Essex, HTEC 005

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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