Certified phlebotomy Technician

Registration for cpt is open

At a Glance

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) program at Saint Joseph’s College offers students to learn the skills necessary, but also to participate in hands-on and relevant learning. As part of earning their phlebotomy certificate, students are required to have successfully performed 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on individuals. Saint Joseph’s College instructors will help in securing a location to fulfill these requirements.


Many people find adding a phlebotomy certification to their list of professional credits beneficial. Phlebotomists work in a variety of places, including health clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and medical laboratories, and they collect blood for testing in a laboratory or donation. Phlebotomists are usually busy, taking dozens of blood samples during their daily shift; they are active, but maintain accuracy. 


Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for their CPT national certification.  The certification is through the National Healthcareers Association; the exam fee is included in the registration fee.

Course Topics

In the Certified Phlebotomy Technician program, the skills and topics you will learn include:


  • Phlebotomy Fundamentals

  • The Roles & Responsibilities of the Phlebotomist

  • Safety & Compliance

  • Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology

  • Vein Anatomy

  • Patient Preparation

  • Written & Implied Consent

  • Routine Blood Collections

  • Special Collections

  • Tube Additive

  • Order of Draw

  • Laboratory Transport

  • Pre-& Post Procedural Care

  • Emergency Situations

  • Processing

  • Pediatric & Adolescence

  • Non-Blood Specimen Testing

  • Blood Smears & Blood Cultures

  • Quality Control

Career Outlook

The average hourly pay for a Certified Phlebotomy Technician is  $11.00 – $13.00

The job outlook for CPTs expected to grow much faster than average.

Projected Employment for Indiana is an Increase of 350+ job openings.

Employment data taken from Careeronestop.org 

–sponsored by the US Department of Labor



Start Dates and Times

September 7, 2021

5 pm to 9 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays

October 5, 2021

10 am to 2 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays


* All times listed are Central Time


**Additional start dates will be added

if enrollment permits

Program Info


CPT Tuition: $1,000

Non-refundable registration fee: $100

Scrubs and background check are required at the student's expense

10-week class

Meets 2 days each week

4 hours each day

Class size: 12 students

Space is limited, please register early to secure your spot

Contact Us


Hali Chapman


219-866-6000 ext. 2022



Core Education Building

Room 109

1214 Tonner Road

Rensselaer, IN 47978