Phlebotomy Technician

Registration is open for the fall phlebotomy technician course.
Register online; see full schedule below.

Fall 2024 Schedule:

CRN 80434 | Fee: $2,499 (Registration Deadline 9/2)
27 sessions | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9/17-12/19
6-9:45 p.m. | LRC Room B105
Additionally, 100 hours of mandatory clinical rotation will be assigned by the instructor for shifts on weekdays, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at local ECHN facilities.
**Keep 9/10 from 6-8pm open for a mandatory orientation and interview** 
Graduation: 12/19, at 6:30 p.m. in LRC Fireside Commons
Clinical paperwork due by 10/15 (week 4 of the course).
Instructors: Kim E.S. Jenack, CPT, NPA/ASCP; Pam Chace, CPT; Sahana Kedlaya, CPT; and Maria Cafro, MT (ASCP).

Students must have a passing grade, prove competency of the essential phlebotomy skills, be vaccinated for COVID-19, pass a background check, drug test, and submit immunization records before clinical hours begin. See more information below. A no-call, no-show for clinicals is an automatic dismissal from the program with no refund.  This course has a strict attendance policy of 3 absences equals dismissal from the program.

Registration Requirements: Students must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED by the start date of class. Students must also be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 to register for this class, no exceptions. Payment in full is due at time of registration. 

Course Description

Course Overview: The phlebotomy technician, or phlebotomist, collects blood samples for a variety of reasons, including medical testing, blood transfusions and blood donations. Blood is collected primarily through venipuncture, although other methods may be used, including finger-stick, heel-stick or butterfly needles. This certification course prepares students for a career as a phlebotomist and meets the requirements to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification exam. It includes both on-campus classroom lectures and clinical rotation hours at Eastern CT Health Network (ECHN) facilities in the Manchester area, to be assigned by the instructor. An information packet with further information will be emailed to each student once the course fee is paid. 

Clinical Rotation Hours: To participate in clinical rotation hours, all students must first pass a background check and drug screening through CT State Manchester’s provider, Castle Branch, (an additional fee of $72), and submit to the Director of Continuing Education: documentation of health insurance, immunization records (including COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot during flu season), and the Manchester Health Form to show documentation of a recent physical by their Primary Care Physician by week 4 of class. Students must attend the mandatory hospital laboratory tour at Manchester Hospital given during class time.  Finally, before clinicals, students must pass a skills competency test with the instructor and have a passing cumulative course grade. Students who fail to meet these requirements will not be allowed to participate in clinical rotation hours, will be dropped from the course and are not eligible for a refund. 

Some of the clinical hours will be completed during regular class hours, while the remainder will be completed on weekdays, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. at ECHN laboratories. Clinical hours will be scheduled by the instructor around the student’s schedule to the best of their ability, no guarantee. Students must be available to start clinicals at 7 a.m. As mentioned above, two classes will also be held at Manchester Memorial Hospital. All students must have reliable transportation to class and clinical sites. 

Course Completion: Successful course completion requires passing the Castle Branch background check and drug screening; a minimum course grade of 70; a minimum of 100 completed clinical hours; a minimum of 100 successful, unaided blood draws; and absence from no more than two classes. After the third absence, a student is no longer eligible to pass the course or to sit for the certification exam. Students must have a steady hand with good manual dexterity, 20/20 vision (can be corrected with lenses) and accurate depth perception. All students must have reliable transportation to class and clinical sites. 

Certification Exam: Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the ASCP certification exam (an additional fee of $135). The course instructor will explain how to register for the exam at the end of the course. 

Course Supplies: Included in the cost of the course is the textbook is The Phlebotomy Textbook, 4th Edition, F.A. Davis Company (ISBN 9780803668423). Additional required class supplies include a white lab coat, slip-resistant sneakers (not included in the course fee). Finally, students must obtain a student photo ID card before their first on-campus class session (available for free at the AST Info Desk). 

Drops and Refunds

Payment is due in full at time of registration.  Non-credit courses do not qualify for financial aid or payment plans. Students will not be dropped for non-payment.  If a student registers for the course but does not pay, they will be billed regardless of whether they attend. Please see the Non-credit Registration page for the refund policy.

More Information

For more information, see the Allied Health section of the latest non-credit catalog