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Course Information
BC3's Phlebotomy Certification Training instructs students on the correct method of performing capillary and venipuncture techniques that are used to collect blood specimens for diagnostic testing.  The student will be able to utilize and explain the purpose of the various equipment including the safety equipment.  In addition, the student will be familiar in the use of the correct terminology regarding capillary puncture, venipuncture, safety, and vacutainer blood collection.

The program consists of two portions, a classroom and a clinical portion.  The classroom portion is six weeks long, consisting of two four-hour sessions per week held at Butler Memorial Hospital.  In the clinical portion, students are required to complete up to 100 clinical hours within a 90-day time frame.  Students must complete the classroom with a minimum grade of 75% to advance to the clinical portion.  All clinical students will need to obtain an 85% or better success rate with hands on procedures to receive their certificate of completion.  Due to the length of the program, attendance at all sessions is highly recommended.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the National Phlebotomy Certification Examination if desired. Tuition does not include National Examination fee.

Clinical Requirements
Detailed instructions and forms necessary to complete the clinical requirements, including specific lab work, clearances, and immunizations, will be emailed to students upon registration.  Any costs incurred for the completion of these clinical requirements will be the financial responsibility of the student.  Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the clinical portion.    

Clinical requirements must be completed and turned in prior to the 4th week of class.
  • Current Physical with associated lab work for immunization titers
  • Hepatitis C screen
  • TB screen         
  • Immunizations (Hepatitis B, Varicella, MMR, Influenza)
  • Drug screening
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance Check (ACT 33)* 
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Background check (ACT 34)*
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check (ACT 73)*
             *Must be the original and dated within 12 months of clinical end date.  Also must be for employment purposes.

Class Textbook
The class textbook is Phlebotomy Essentials (current edition) and is not included in the tuition.  Textbooks can be purchased at the BC3 bookstore by calling (724) 287-8711 ext. 8230.

Class size is limited and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Seats will not be held without payment in full.  Due to this being a noncredit course, there are no options for a payment plan or federal financial aid.

Refund Policy
To be eligible for a refund, students must request the refund at least 2 days prior to the start of the class.


Class Details

76 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Wed.  
  Weekly - Thu, Fri, Mon, Tue, Wed.  

Location : Butler Memorial Hospital Location : 
  Butler Memorial Hospital.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Taryn Best  2.Deborah Sinz  3.Thomas Buttyan 

CEUs : 9.8



Please read:  Clinical days and times are based on location availability.

Tuition and Fees: 


Registration Closes On
Sunday, September 15, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/16/2024 - 10/23/2024 Weekly - Mon, Wed 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM Butler, Butler Memorial Hospital  Map, Room: Tower Medical Staff Conference Room Thomas Buttyan  ; Deborah Sinz  ; Taryn Best  ClassRoom
10/24/2024 - 1/21/2025 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM TBD Thomas Buttyan  ; Deborah Sinz  ; Taryn Best  Clinical