Draw, Prepare, Explain & Guide

Care for patients while obtaining important specimen samples for lab testing.

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy technician

Phlebotomy technicians, or phlebotomists, obtain and prepare specimens for laboratory processing. Phlebotomists are traditionally associated with drawing and preparing blood in hospitals, clinics or physician’s offices. However, phlebotomists can be employed in a wide variety of fields that work with any bodily fluids that can be laboratory tested. They are skilled with collecting blood via venipuncture, finger pricks and heel pricks for infants.

In our noncredit, short-term training phlebotomy technician program, you will:

  • Train with industry professionals to learn best practices in the field 
  • Gain the professional skills needed to function as a phlebotomist
  • Learn the foundations of anatomy and physiology, venipuncture techniques, specimen processing, nonblood specimens, safety, infection control and proper handling techniques
  • Complete an 100-hour externship at a healthcare facility 
  • Prepare to pass the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician certification examination 

Spring 2024 sessions


Jan. 22-April 5


Lectures/Lab — Jan. 22-March 14 (10 am-noon on M, T, Th) in person, B2301
Clinical — March 18-April 5 (M-F schedule TBD) in person at a local hospital

CE 085 5001

March 18-May 9


Lectures/Lab — March 18-May 9 (5:30-7:30 pm on M, T, Th) in person, B2301
Clinical — May 13-31 (M-F schedule TBD) in person at a local hospital

CE 085 5002

Program Details

Contact Us

Melissa GallagherCoordinator of Short-Term TrainingP815-825-9466Emgallagher1@kish.edu

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