Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Phlebotomy Theory/Lab AHE115 Semester I 3 ENG090 and MAT093 and RDG090 or placement
Communication Skills for Health Care AHE117 Semester I 3
Office Administration Course 3
Medical Terminology NHP180-see note* Semester I 3
Practicum/Phlebotomy Tech AHE206 Semester II 3 AHE110 and AHE115
Practicum Seminar/Allied Health AHE209 Semester II 1 co-req AHE206
Total Credits 16

Additional Information

This is a selective program. View Selective Program Application and Instructions

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*Note: NHP180 course description is found under the Allied Health heading.

Bunker Hill Community College will no longer be accepting students into this program as of the 2013-2014 academic year.

This program is offered at the Chelsea Campus.

Applicants to this program are required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. Admission to an Allied Health program does not guarantee clinical placement. The outcome of the CORI/SORI check may impact the student’s ability to participate in the clinical experience. For further information, see the Department Chair.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to this program, students must apply to the program through Admissions and Enrollment Services and: 

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certification. 
  • Attend an information session and an interview with program staff. 
  • Complete college placement tests in reading, math, and English. 
  • Provide evidence of health insurance and complete a health form.

Program Overview

This program prepares students to perform blood collection by venipuncture.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, chronic care facilities, health maintenance organizations, and physicians’ offices as phlebotomy technicians.

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Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Perform blood collection by venipuncture. 
  • Perform basic computer skills.