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Phlebotomy Courses

A Continuing Education Program

An estimated 80 percent of physicians' decisions are based on laboratory test results.
-American Society of Clinical Pathology

What is Phlebotomy?

Derived from the Greek word for vein cutting, Phlebotomy is the drawing of blood for laboratory testing. Blood tests serve a variety of purposes in the medical community, including contributing to the diagnosis of a wide variety of diseases, evaluating the performance of internal organs, detecting and measuring the effectiveness of drugs and prescribed medication, and assessing a patient’s clotting function. Phlebotomists are responsible for collecting and labeling specimens based on a doctor’s orders, verifying patient information and maintaining blood drawing equipment.

Macomb’s Phlebotomy Program

Macomb’s Phlebotomy Program is a Continuing Education Program that prepares you for immediate employment as well as the American Society for Clinical Pathology Phlebotomy Exam, which you may take after gaining one year of experience as a Phlebotomist. Designed for both new and current Phlebotomists, the program can be completed in four months and includes a three-week internship. You will learn beginning to advanced Phlebotomy and perform a minimum of 100 venipunctures.

What is a Continuing Education Program?

Continuing Education programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out an application to Macomb Community College. Continuing Education programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.

Phlebotomy Courses at Macomb

  • Phlebotomy
  • Phlebotomy Internship

Career Opportunities with a Phlebotomy Certificate

With a Macomb Workforce and Continuing Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy, you will be qualified for a position as a Phlebotomist. Students will be prepared to pass the nationally recognized Phlebotomy credential through the American Medical Technologists.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Phlebotomy Program?

For more information on Macomb’s Phlebotomy Program, contact Macomb’s Center for Health Careers at 586.226.4807 or

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