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Phlebotomy Certificate

Earn a Phlebotomy Certificate at Aims

Are you ready to start your career in the in-demand healthcare industry? Phlebotomists play an important role in the medical field, working as part of a team that supports patients in diagnosing and monitoring their health. Phlebotomy technicians are responsible for obtaining specimens from patients for diagnosis, donation or transfusion. 

If you enjoy working with people and want to start a career in healthcare, you can get hands-on expert training from instructors with experience in the field. You can earn a Phlebotomy Certificate in just two semesters and enter the workforce immediately, or go on to earn an Allied Health Professional Associate Degree. Earning a degree can help you advance in your career to management or teaching positions. Course credits earned for the Phlebotomy Certificate can be applied toward the Allied Health Professional Associate Degree.

The Aims Phlebotomy Certificate program will help you prepare for professional certification through either American Medical Technologists (AMT) or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Using skills assessments and practice tests, you can prepare for national certification testing and become a certified phlebotomist. After graduation you can take the exam with confidence and become a certified phlebotomy technician. Over the last two years, the Aims phlebotomy program students have had a 90% exam pass rate.

Gain the skills you need to start your career as a phlebotomist

Phlebotomy classes at Aims combine lectures with hands-on training and practice drawing blood. An internship gives you the chance to gain practical work experience in the field, with academic guidance from an instructor.

In the this program, you will learn how to:

  • Draw blood and other bodily fluids via venipuncture, capillary puncture and special collection procedures
  • Understand safety and quality control procedures, including proper cleaning and sterilization requirements
  • Learn laboratory and office computer systems for recording and tracking data
  • Explain processes and procedures to patients

Your instructors will help you get an internship through established clinical site placement. They will closely observe how you work and listen to your preferences to help you find an internship site that's right for you.

The phlebotomy coursework was challenging, but my instructors were always available to help and provide guidance. I had the opportunity to practice drawing blood on dummy arms and my fellow peers, which helped me build my confidence and skills. I also enjoyed working with real patients and gaining experience in a clinical setting. It was a great feeling to know that I was helping people and making a difference in their healthcare. I feel well-prepared to enter the workforce as a phlebotomist.

Brenda Guzman-Rivera
Aims Phlebotomy student
Aims Phlebotomy Certificate student Brenda Guzman-Rivera

Earn a Phlebotomy Certificate at Aims and Start Your Healthcare Career

Healthcare careers are in high demand, including jobs for phlebotomists. As a student, you can begin making connections with employers through a one-semester internship. 

Phlebotomists work in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Medical offices
  • University healthcare systems
  • Hospitals
  • Medical testing laboratories
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Blood banks

Phlebotomy Faculty and Staff

The Aims phlebotomy faculty have real-world experience working in healthcare settings. With small class sizes, faculty are there to support you with one-on-one attention as you gain hands-on career prep experience.

  • Headshot of Ryan Mayeda

    Ryan Mayeda

    Department Chair - Health Science, Phlebotomy & Medical Assisting
  • Stephany Wood

    Stephany Wood

    Professor, Health Science, Phlebotomy & Medical Assisting
  • Shannon Navarette

    Shannon Navarrette

    Professor, Health Science, Phlebotomy & Medical Assisting
  • A headshot of Jonathan Mundt

    Jonathan Mundt

    Part-Time: Assistant Instructor, Phlebotomy