drawing blood
Student drawing blood

The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to correctly and safely obtain blood specimens and other bodily fluids, process specimens for laboratories, and use computers to record patient information in various health care settings. In addition to organization and attention to detail, phlebotomist's should have good human relations and customer service skills.

This program may be completed in approximately 14 weeks. Visit our "Start Dates / Information Sessions" page for program timelines, information session and contact information.

Successful graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Completion (CCL).

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This program is part of the Allied Health Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.

Career and Employment Outlook

Work environments may include private, public, government and non-profit entities, providing and varied levels of size, scope and patient interaction.

The program is designed to provide a solid education that qualifies the phlebotomist to find employment in:

  • Hospital and reference laboratories
  • Patient service
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Life insurance companies
  • Doctor Offices
  • Blood Donor Centers
  • Outpatient laboratories
Additional Info


Important Announcement

Externship Site Placement

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from externship site. Students must be able to attend any of the clinical facilities used by the SWSC Programs. The student's personal convenience cannot always be accommodated. Students that are eligible for clinical externship placement are assigned to various healthcare agencies for externship. The time, preceptor, or clinical location will vary as determined by availability of sites, student placement within the program, and other considerations as decided by the Instructor.

The Externship Dept. will make the final decision for student placement at each clinical facility.  

Students will be placed within the valley based on availability and once placed externship location cannot be switched. 
If a clinical agency refuses clinical experiences to a student based on a student’s misconduct, the SWSC will attempt to place the said student at another clinical facility.  If, however, there are no clinical sites available, the student may be withdrawn from the program for incompleteness and have to wait until a site can be found. If the student fails externship after being placed at TWO different locations, the student will fail the course and not be allowed to return to the program indefinitely, or for a period of time, along with specific re-entry requirements determined by the Externship Dept. and Program Manager

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