Which Ohio Schools Offer Phlebotomy Classes?

Learn about phlebotomy classes in the state of Ohio. Get details about classes available and admission requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Clinical Laboratory Science degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Several public community colleges in Ohio offer training for aspiring phlebotomists. You could complete phlebotomist training in one or two semesters. If you choose a 2-semester program, you'll spend several weeks in a clinical setting where you'll practice the skills learned in the classroom courses. Several of these programs lead to certificates in phlebotomy. Keep reading to explore some Ohio schools that offer this field of study.

Certificate Programs in Ohio

Columbia State Community College

  • Program Name: Phlebotomy Certificate
  • Program Length: One or two semesters (two to become certified)
  • Tuition: Residents $79/credit hour; non-residents $175/credit hour (summer 2011 to summer 2012)
  • Prerequisites: Courses in medical terminology and English
  • Requirements: Attend mandatory info session to register for first course, college application, health record, fingerprinting, background check and drug screening
  • School Type: 2-year, public (about 31,000 undergraduate students)
  • Address: 550 E. Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Phone: 614-287-5353

The phlebotomy course in this certificate program covers procedures for collecting blood, including how to use correct equipment and techniques with safety, professionalism and quality assurance. The second course is a practicum designed to provide you with 75 hours of clinical experience.

Cuyahoga Community College

  • Program Name: Short-Term Certificate in Laboratory Phlebotomy
  • Program Length: Two semesters
  • Tuition: $1,859.72 for county residents; $2,377.09 for Ohio residents; $4,602.94 for out-of-state residents (fall 2012)
  • Prerequisites: Eligible to take college English, math, biology and math courses and GPA 2.5
  • Requirements: College application, all transcripts, application for health career program, background check and drug screening
  • School Type: 2-year, public (about 31,300 all undergraduates)
  • Address: Cuyahoga Community College, 2900 Community College Ave., Metropolitan Campus-MSS 18, Cleveland, OH 44115-3196
  • Phone: 216-987-4438

To earn this certificate, you must complete 19 credit hours. Phlebotomy courses include blood collection and advanced phlebotomy. You learn about collecting blood, medical terminology, human biology, asepsis, medical ethics and special blood collecting. You also complete an 8-week clinical in a medical clinic or hospital.

Edison Community College

  • Program Name: Phlebotomy Short-Term Technical Certificate
  • Program Length: 1-2 semesters
  • Tuition: $113.66/semester hour for residents; resident tuition plus $113.66 surcharge/semester hour for non-residents (2012-2013)
  • Prerequisites: College-level English placement or completion of college preparatory reading and basic writing
  • Requirements: High school and college transcripts, application, fee and GPA of 2.0, as well as meeting with an advisor
  • School Type: 4-year, public (about 4,000 undergraduates)
  • Address: 1973 Edison Dr., Piqua, OH 45356-9239
  • Phone: 937-778-8600

In this certificate program, you take a course in lab and phlebotomy techniques. You learn about collecting and processing blood specimens, as well as precautions and diagnostic testing. You take part in an unpaid, 115-hour internship. A weekly seminar allows you to discuss your experiences during the internship and to review skills and theory.

Northwest State Community College

  • Program Name: Phlebotomy Technician
  • Program Length: Two semesters or eight months
  • Tuition: $4,760 (2012-2013)
  • Prerequisites: College biology course or high school chemistry and biology courses. Before starting an externship, you need first aid and CPR certification, background check, immunization and signed statement of confidentiality
  • Requirements: Admission application, fee, transcripts and COMPASS test
  • School Type: 2-year, public (about 5,100 undergraduates)
  • Address: 22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502-9542
  • Phone: 419-267-1345

You take a phlebotomy externship course. You perform and discuss phlebotomy procedures under instructor supervision. You may complete your externship in a hospital, clinic, physician's office or lab. You learn about the procedures to collect, process, handle and transport blood specimens.

Certification Information for Phlebotomists in Ohio

The state of Ohio does not require phlebotomists to obtain licensure; however, voluntary certification is available and may help you secure a position. The American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification and National Phlebotomy Association oversee certifications for phlebotomists. Requirements to obtain certification varies with the agency and generally include completing an education program and clinical.

Salary and Employment Information for Phlebotomists

PayScale.com reported that most phlebotomists in the state of Ohio made an hourly salary of between about $10 and about $16 as of June 2012. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers phlebotomists medical lab technicians. The BLS reported an anticipated increase in phlebotomy jobs of 15% from 2010-2020.

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