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Phlebotomy Certificate

In as little as nine months, you can complete our Phlebotomy Certificate and use your new credential to start your career as a phlebotomist.*

Our Phlebotomy Certificate provides the specialized education and hands-on skill development necessary to start or advance a career in today’s hospitals, clinics, or blood centers.

With curriculum aligned to prepare you for a national Phlebotomy Certification exam, you can apply to take this exam at no additional cost upon graduation.** 

Streamline Your Path to Becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician

You can gain the specialized knowledge and hands-on skills you need to start or advance your career as a certified phlebotomist with our Phlebotomy Certificate program.

Delivered by industry-experienced professionals, our curriculum is designed to develop your proficiency with completing common medical procedures. Our hands-on courses in technologically advanced laboratory settings help you confidently gain the specialized skill set you need to succeed in today's healthcare industry.

We also place you in an externship at a healthcare facility so you learn how to apply your classroom knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

By earning your Certificate, you can choose to enter the workforce, or you can continue your education by seamlessly transferring your credits into our Health Sciences Associate's degree program.

To learn more about our Phlebotomy Certificate, and how you can become a certified Phlebotomist, complete the contact request form on the right, or call us at 888-549-6755. One of our program managers will be happy to answer your questions.

*Completion time is dependent on number of courses completed per term and number of transfer credits awarded.
**Rasmussen College will cover the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
***Laboratory courses offered at select campuses. Contact a program manager or see the college catalog for details.

Program Highlights
  • On campus and online courses***
  • Hands-on skill development and course flexibility
  • Confidently prepare for a national Phlebotomy Certification exam
  • Seamlessly transfer your credits into our Health Sciences Associate's degree

Phlebotomy Certificate Courses

Graduates of our Phlebotomy Certificate gain the technical and patient skills needed to have a positive impact in today’s healthcare industry. Through a healthcare facility externship and courses that include hands-on curriculum, you also become prepared to complete a national Phlebotomy Certification exam through:

  • Practice to gain proficiency in blood draws
  • Thorough understanding of common medical procedures
  • Practice and development of skills to complete venipuncture, finger sticks, or infant heel sticks
  • Preparation of blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens for testing and analysis

Sample Course List

Introduction to Laboratory Processing
This course will introduce the role of the phlebotomist in a clinical laboratory setting. Students will learn how to adhere to safety and compliance regulations related to specimen collection and processing. This course also focuses on pre-analytic factors of the sample or patient as they relate to and influence laboratory procedures.
Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin punctures, butterfly needles, blood cultures and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing and accessioning. Utilizes a student laboratory for experiences in basic phlebotomy procedures.
Phlebotomy Externship and Capstone
This course is designed to provide the student with experience in a clinical setting that includes specimen collection and handling and processing. Students will learn to effectively communicate with diverse patient populations and patient care teams. During the practical experience, students will participate in a program capstone that is designed to assist students during their externship and prepare them for a certification exam.
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Some College
High School Diploma


Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary

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BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years,

Salary data includes earnings of June 2012 – March 2013 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

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Seamless Transfer Policies

If you previously earned a healthcare-related Certificate or degree, our transfer policies allow you to transfer many of those credits and minimize your time to graduation as you earn your Phlebotomy Certificate.

Plus, with the design of our degree curriculum, you can complete and stack our Patient Care Technician in as little as six months for each Certificate—helping to expand your career opportunities even more.