Phlebotomy Certificate

Start your career in the healthcare field with a Phlebotomy Certificate.

The purpose of the Phlebotomy Certificate program is to prepare students with the skills necessary to obtain quality laboratory specimens in a variety of medical settings. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification exam. Sullivan faculty and staff will assist students with certification examination registration in order for the student to become an important member of the healthcare team.

If you’d like to learn more about Sullivan University’s Phlebotomist program, request more information or if you’re ready to get started, enroll today!

What is a Phlebotomist?


36 Credit Hours

505 Clock Hours

Length: 9 months, 6 months accelerated#

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Class Title Credit Hours
CCS110 College Success Strategies 2
CCS 245 Career Development 2
MED 171 Medical Ethics – NDT 4
MED 172 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED 173 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED 176 Medical Terminology 4
MED 211 Health & Safety Techniques – NDT 3
MED 214 Phlebotomy Techniques – NDT 6
MED 216* Phlebotomy Examination Review – NDT 3
MED 279** Phlebotomy Externship – NDT 4
Total 36


*Course MED 216 is available online only.

**The Phlebotomy externship consists of 120 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other coursework is completed. Students must complete 100 successful venipunctures and 25 successful capillary sticks. Some classes may require on-site clinical and/or residential skills training. Students may not receive  payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

Due to availability of clinical space, these hours must be completed during the day. The Phlebotomy Certificate program is also available online for Kentucky and Indiana residents. Sullivan classes are offered in a hybrid format where students complete a portion of the course online and a portion on campus or at approved sites/facilities. Students may need to purchase additional software required for a specific course. There is an additional per credit hour charge for online classes. See Supplement A.

NDT = Not Designed to Transfer


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Phlebotomy Certificate

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