Swab, draw, bandage, save lives.

If you've ever donated blood, you know the value of a trained phlebotomist. A phlebotomist's primary responsibility is to safely draw blood, for the purpose of blood work, transfusions, or research. 

Phlebotomist and patient
Program Type
Career Program,
7 weeks


  • To Register: 
    • Full payment of $1,300 is due at the time of registration. For a list of acceptable payment types, contact Student Central at 315-498-2000. 
      • There are no additional fees.  All textbooks, scrubs, and supplies are included in your tuition. 
      • You will not be allowed to register if you have a past due balance or block on your account at OCC.
      • If your employer is going to pay for you, bring a signed letter from your place of employment or outside agency with you to the open registration. It must include your name, name of the course, how much they are paying, a contact name, contact address, and contact phone number. If your employer is paying a partial amount, you must pay the balance at the time of registration.
    • You must be at least 18 years of age to sit for the National Healthcare Association's Certified Phlebotomist Technical (CPT) Exam.

Seats are limited!

February 5 – June 30, 2024

2/5/24 – 3/20/24: Class and Labs, Monday & Wednesdays, 6:15 – 9:15pm

3/25/24 – 6/30/24: Clinical rotation, 1-2 week placement (scheduled by OCC upon successful completion of class/lab component)


  • This class uses a digital textbook and the college’s learning management system (D2L Brightspace).  Participants in the program must have reliable access to a computer or laptop to complete coursework and assignments outside the classroom
  • Students will need to submit a complete and compliant health packet, information will be shared once the class starts. 

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Clinical Placements

OCC maintains agreements with a select list of approved clinical sites in Onondaga, Oswego, and Cortland counties. Clinical placements are assigned by the Placement Coordinator at OCC. Clinicals take place after the course is completed Monday through Friday during daytime hours. Clinical placements are not available on the weekends or in the evenings.  

Upon successful completion of the course and clinical experience, you will receive a completion certificate from OCC. The completion certificate will allow you to obtain local employment. 

Although not required to obtain local employment, you will be eligible to sit for certification through the National Health Career Association.


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