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Phlebotomy technicians, or simply phlebotomists, are professionals who draw blood from patients. They take these blood samples to pass to laboratory and further check for health issues, like diseases, bacteria, cholesterol, etc. In the meantime, phlebotomists can work in all kinds of medical facilities, from hospitals to private laboratories.

Phlebotomist are responsible for Collecting and tagging specimens exactly as outlined in each medical requisition. Developing effective collection techniques as they relate to groups such as pediatric and geriatric patients. Properly package each specimen and ensure that every specimen is delivered to the laboratory on time. Maintaining an organized and clean work area based on state health laws and the guidelines of our medical organization and answering patient questions regarding collection techniques and offer additional resources on the collection process if a patient requests them. The program prepares the student for 1 of 2 national exams American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

Note: This program may be free for eligible students.

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Please contact the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu for more information.

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
PLABC 2102301 Phlebotomy 96
PLABC 2106001 Phlebotomy, Clinical 100
Phlebotomist Certificate Total 196

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Career Options

Entry-Level Wage: $24,3231

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Phlebotomist2
  • Phlebotomy Technician2
  • Medical Assistant2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Program Cost: $1,428
Insurance Liability Fee (Fall/Spring/Summer): $12/$8/$0

Note: This program may be free for eligible students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.