The mission of the MCCC Phlebotomy Technician Program is to prepare students to become competent entry-level phlebotomy technicians through a comprehensive, two-semester educational program that fosters learning opportunities in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments. The program includes an emphasis on effective communication, critical thinking, safety, and ethical and legal practices. Graduates will be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain and accurately process laboratory specimens, pursue discipline-specific national certification, and work in medical facilities and research environments with a diverse population.
A phlebotomist has a vital role in the healthcare system. Phlebotomists may work in free-standing laboratories, hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, home care areas and blood donation centers. Additionally, phlebotomists may be cross-trained as patient care technicians. The average annual salary for a phlebotomist according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020) is $36,320.