Phlebotomists are specialists support workers who collect blood from patients from laboratory testing. Results from laboratory testing provide valuable information to physicians for diagnosing and treating patients. Employment opportunities are available in hospitals, and out patient clinics.
Expected Growth of Occupations
Data from the NYS Department of Labor predicts that New York will need approximately 15,560 new healthcare practitioners and healthcare technicians per year to meet the needs of the state’s health care system.
*Data taken from NYS Occupational Handbook
Program Goals and Objectives
- Prepare students for immediate entry level employment.
- Provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to collect blood samples, and other specimens for testing.
- Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the phlebotomy certification exam, that we offer here at NCCC.
Mariann Gualano ‘16, ‘21
The Phlebotomy, Certificate program allows you continue at your pace while allowing you to work and be able take the classes you need to succeed. I was influenced my Aunt/Godmother who died. She was also a Phlebotomist and studied in the program at Niagara County Community College (NCCC). This is a wonderful place to take classes. All my professors were able to help me and motivate me into finishing the program. Program Coordinator Johanna Armstrong is wonderful. She is there to help you every step of the way to make sure you succeed in all that you do. I finished the program and graduated in 2016 where I was able to take sit for the Nationally Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) exam at NCCC in May 2017.