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Phlebotomy Class Certification

Become a phlebotomist by enrolling in our leading phlebotomy certification classes at NMC.

As a certified Phlebotomist, you'll collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for medical analysis. You'll work with both patients and other healthcare professionals.

Phlebotomists work in settings as varied as physician offices and medical clinics, hospitals and commercial laboratories.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomists in the United States had a median salary of $38,530 per year ($18.53 per hour) in May 2022, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 8 percent between 2022 and 2032.

This course is a 9 week hybrid training course then a 3 week clinical experience. The hybrid course consists of online lectures and assignments as well as on-campus labs and clinical experiences in the community. Students will come to campus for three hours each week to complete hands-on skills and participate in class activities and discussions. Students need to be prepared to spend 7-10 hours online each week plus 3 hours in lab. The 8-hour clinical days are required Monday thru Friday for a total of 40 hours a week during the 3 weeks of clinical. Apply for the phlebotomy certification program at least one week prior to the class start date.

Program Perks
  • This is a 9 week hybrid course with a 3 week clinical experience. Classes include online learning, on-campus training in laboratories and clinical externships at local hospitals and clinical laboratories.
  • An accelerated 5 week class is available in the summer; meeting twice a week for lab and then for three weeks of clinical rotation.
  • The Phlebotomy certificate includes 180 clock hours.

Accreditation & Licensure

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination enabling them to be certified Phlebotomy Technician, PBT (ASCP).

Admissions Information


Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • High school graduate
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Demonstration of success in science and math courses, from either high school or college
  • Demonstration of good physical health
  • Demonstration of good written and verbal communication skills
  • Medical Terminology course is recommended, but not required
  • Technical standards for performance

For more information contact (402) 354-7203,


Applications will be reviewed once all criteria has been met. This includes the online application with application fee, written statement, and official transcripts from high school and any colleges attended. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selected students will be contacted by email.

To be considered for admission the following items must be submitted to the address below:

  • NMC Online Phlebotomy Application
  • High school transcript - send to address listed below or upload in application
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended - send to address listed below or upload in application

Please email your transcript(s) to or


Programs start throughout the year with rolling admissions.

It is your responsibility to understand the duties, responsibilities, skills and abilities required of your chosen program/profession. In addition to the technical standards as described above, please review the information regarding Phlebotomy at the O*NET website.

Starting Term - Next Class Starts 5/6/2024

Program Costs

NMC is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all fees.

Certificate Cost


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Meet the Faculty

Our phlebotomy program faculty are highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use.

While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal experience. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.

Meet the Faculty

Additional Information

Refund Policy

For our refund policy, click the link below, locate the section titled "What is your refund policy?" and scroll down to "Certificate Course Cancellation/Change Policy"

Phlebotomy Program Refund Policy

Admittance Requirements

Students admitted to the Phlebotomy course will need to provide the following items prior to starting the course. It is recommended you obtain all vaccine records upon applying.

  • Vaccines required: MMR (2 doses), Varicella (2 doses), Hepatitis (2-3 doses), Tdap (within past 10 years), COVID-19 (1-2 doses), and Flu
  • TB (tuberculosis) PPD skin test
  • Authorization for a background check
  • Child/Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry
  • Photo for ID badge

Technical Standards

Certain capabilities are required for the successful practice of phlebotomy.  The position of phlebotomist has been given a strength ratio of light work by the U.S. dictionary of Occupational Titles (exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force 2/3 or more of the time to move objects.  The student must:

  • Be able to walk, stand and sit for periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, lift and carry.
  • Have manual dexterity, good motor skills, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Possess visual acuity, sufficient to allow for differentiation of colors, reading pre-printed labels and requisitions, and identifying patients.
  • Possess verbal, nonverbal, and auditory skills adequate for transmitting and receiving information from patient and hospital personnel.  The student must read, write, speak, and comprehend English with sufficient skill to communicate.
  • Be aware at all times of tasks being performed, and alert to the well-being of the patient.
  • Exhibit behavioral and social skills that are acceptable to the college and clinical setting.

It is your responsibility to understand the duties, responsibilities, skills and abilities required of  your chosen program/profession. In addition to the technical standards as described above, please review the information regarding Phlebotomists at the O*NET website at