Learn how to draw blood from veins (venipuncture) and capillaries
Develop record-keeping, patient screening, and patient communication skills
Convenient class schedule makes it possible to continue working while you study
Complete your diploma in as few as two months**
Graduate prepared to take a certification exam offered by AMCA, NCCT or NHA***
Phlebotomy technicians play an important role in medical care. By drawing blood samples and preparing them for lab analysis, phlebotomy technicians can help ensure a correct medical condition diagnosis, contribute to research, or screen blood bank donations. You can learn the skills a phlebotomy technician needs to know in as few as two months* with Concorde in Memphis.
Phlebotomy Technician Diploma Curriculum
Concorde’s phlebotomy technician diploma provides foundational medical and health care concepts along with practical skills for taking blood samples.
In this hands-on program, you can learn to:
- Take patient histories
- Perform blood draws
- Log and record samples
- Follow procedures for controlling infection
- Understand the health care system
You’ll also develop communication skills for working within medical teams and learn to support patients who may be anxious about having blood samples taken.
- Healthcare Concepts
- Phlebotomy Procedures
Certification Exams and Next Steps
The knowledge and skills this program teaches can prepare you for a range of third-party certifications*** in phlebotomy, including those from:
- The American Medical Certification Association© (AMCA)
- The National Center for Competency Testing© (NCCT)
- The National Healthcareer Association® (NHA)
These certification tests are optional. If you want to pursue certification, you should familiarize yourself with the requirements for the exams you are interested in taking. Concorde will cover testing fees for one attempt at the AMCA exam for interested graduates.†
If you’re interested in gaining additional knowledge and skills, the credit you earn in the Phlebotomy Technician Diploma can be applied toward our nine-month Medical Assistant Diploma program.
**Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
***Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
†Concorde will pay the examination fee for students who have met the graduation requirements wishing to take the AMCA certification exam. Concorde will not cover second exam attempts or other certification exam fees.