Where The Future Is In Your Hands

At GMC the future is truly in your hands. After completing our Phlebotomy Technician I program, graduates are prepared to work as medical professionals who work in a variety of settings collecting blood using proper techniques and standard precautions.

Our Program

At-A-Glance:

  • Program Length: 6 Weeks (Morning/Evening) 11 Weeks (Weekends)
  • Class Size: 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • Retention Rate: 100% (Source: 2008-2015 Average)
  • Job Placement Rate: 93.8% (Source: 2008-2015 Average)
  • Morning, Evening and Weekend Classes Available
  • Diploma Awarded Upon Completion
  • Hands-On Training
  • Excellent Externship Program
  • Free Uniforms & Backpacks
  • Financial Aid Available!

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the training program, graduates will:

  • Graduates will develop skills in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Students will have knowledge in blood collection procedures using vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture. Graduates will also learn specimen collection on adults.
  • Graduates will have knowledge to practice infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism and ethics.
  • Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to perform laboratory test such as hematocrits, automated hemoglobin and glucose testing, urinalysis dipsticks, fecal occult blood, and pregnancy testing.

Occupation/Job Titles

Upon graduation, some of the occupations/job titles Phlebotomy Technician I program graduates qualify for include (but are not limited to):

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician I
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Phlebotomist

For a detailed job profile, please visit O*NET’s summary report for Health Claims Examiners here.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

View this program’s Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure here.

Career Profile

Description

Phlebotomy Technicians draws blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

Duties
  • Collect biological specimens from patients.
  • Dispose of biomedical waste in accordance with standards.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Clean medical equipment.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.
  • Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.

Demand

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of Health Claims Examiners, or Health Information Technicians, to grow 15% or higher from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Working Hours

The average work week is 5 days a week, 6-8 hours a day. Overtime may be applicable.

Physical Demands
  • Standing: N/A
  • Sitting: 90% of workday
  • Walking: N/A
  • Lifting: 10 pounds maximum
  • Carrying: 10 pounds maximum
  • Reaching: No more than 1 foot
  • Neck Movement: 20 degrees maximum
  • Talking: Interaction with patients, employees or supervisor.
Typical Environment
  • Inside: 100%
  • Temperature: Average climate for office, hospital or home setting.
  • Hazards: Anticipated to be minimal
Machines, Equipment, & Work Aids
  • Blood bank refrigerators
  • Blood collection needle
  • Blood drawing or phlebotomy chairs or accessories
  • Capillary or hematocrit tubes
  • Glucose monitors or meters
  • Medical staff aprons or bibs
  • Non vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
  • Phlebotomy trays or accessories
  • Volumetric pipettes

Program FAQ

What do Phlebotomy Technicians do?

Phlebotomy Technicians draws blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions. Collect specimens according to established procedures. This includes, but not limited to: drug screens, biometric screening and insurance exams.Administer oral solutions according to established training.

How long is the Health Claims Examiner program?

6 Weeks (Mornings & Evenings)

11 Weeks (Weekends)

When does the program start?

Our programs start a new class on the first Monday of March, the first Monday of July, and the first Monday of November, effective since January 2008.

Do you offer externships?

Yes, all of our programs include an externship. Click here for more information.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes. See our Financial Aid page for more information.

Is GMC accredited?

Yes. You can find our accreditation and approval information here, as well as on the ABHES website and BPPE website.

Is job placement assistance available?

Yes, we offer career counseling and planning services at GMC and are proud of our 94.8% institutional job placement rate.

What do I get when I finish?

Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Technician I program at GMC, graduates will receive a license and certificate upon completion of the exam. After completion graduates qualify for National Certification Exam.

What is the difference between a certification & a diploma?

The difference is often a preference or intention of use. Students may be advised to enroll in one or the other depending on what they intend to do with the specific education or skills gained.

A certificate program is usually shorter in length, probably a couple of months, after which a certificate is granted stating completion of the program. Certification programs focus more on a general idea of job skills as opposed to specialty skill development in healthcare areas. Certification programs often lack hands-on training or externships, which give students practical clinical experience and a chance to practice the skills defined in the classroom. In many states, certification programs may limit job placement opportunities and be a barrier in obtaining state licensure or national certification, depending on state and organization.

Diploma programs are longer in duration, ranging anywhere from months to years to complete. As a result, they also often cost more. A diploma will be awarded after the successful completion of the program as defined by specified grades or marks in the sequence of courses. Diploma programs tend to include more courses within the program of study, giving students the opportunity to gain knowledge in various areas of practice associated with their chosen field. Students who complete diploma programs tend to have many job opportunities available and may apply for a variety of job titles associated with their program. (Please refer to our programs page for detailed job titles). Diploma programs also give students hands-on training and externship opportunities and are often a better qualifying method when applying for state licensure or qualifying for a national certification