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The Phlebotomy Training program meets the needs of students with no prior knowledge or experience in Phlebotomy. The training provided consists of lectures and hands-on lab time. The program is also designed to allow the most qualified healthcare professionals to become qualified certified phlebotomists. Our goal is to make the certification process as simple and painless as possible, giving students the tools to excel in their careers. The course introduces basic laboratory skills to collect and process high-quality blood specimens for clinical laboratory analysis. Includes laboratory safety measures, professionalism, communication, and interpersonal skills in a healthcare setting. FSTE curriculum meets all the educational requirements for a successful candidate to take the national Phlebotomy certification exam. Candidates who successfully complete the program and pass the certification exam will be certified to practice nationally (


The Phlebotomy program offered at FSTE is presented in 2 parts: Lecture/lab experience and Externship Practicum. The first half of the phlebotomy course will explain the role of the phlebotomy technician; explain basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system; define standard precautions and apply its principles to all procedures; list methods of client and specimen identification; describe proper bedside manner and how to prepare the client for venipuncture collection. Identify locations for appropriate venipuncture collection; explain potential risks and complications.  

The second half of the practicum will offer the following topics: quality assurance and quality control, continuation of medical terminology, legal aspects of phlebotomy and completion of a minimum of 5 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks in class. During the Externship, designed to provide opportunity to practice in a learning environment, the student must obtain 25 more venipunctures and 5 capillary sticks under the supervision of a preceptor from an affiliating facility. Students will receive a certificate and be eligible to sit for the National Health Careers Association Certification exam. 

The Hybrid Phlebotomy Certification Training Course is 6 weeks in length, with a one-week Externship at designated sites. Students attend classes via ZOOM, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in person lab on Thursdays and attend Externship sessions at designated sites. Students will have no less than 2-3 hours of homework online each day. Students must adhere to an asynchronous schedule that includes scheduled testing dates and times. Students must have a computer and have good computer skills and the ability to manage their time well, be strong independent learners, and be accountable for course material deadlines.  

After successfully completing the program, the student is eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association Certification (NHA) exam.  





6 Weeks – 72 Theory Hours – 40 hours Externship (off-site)

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Thursday lab day)

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4:00 -pm – 8:00 pm (Thursday lab day)




Download the Application and enrollment agreement complete and submit it to:


• Submit application, enrollment agreement and following documents: State
Issued ID, Social Security Card High School Diploma/GED
• 17 Years of Age
• High school diploma/GED
• Official Transcripts Once Admitted
• Math and Reading Exam will be given the first week of class - 80% Pass Rate
• Health Clearance (PPD/Immunization/COVID Documents)
• Drug Screen 

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