Phlebotomy Technician Program in Clearwater, FL
Study the process of collecting blood at our Clearwater, FL campus
Earn your phlebotomy technician diploma in 4 months.2
Begin your phlebotomy technician training at Ultimate Medical Academy’s Clearwater Campus and earn your diploma in four months.2 Receive hands-on career training on a physical campus, real-world experience with an on-site externship, and an online aspect to give you more study flexibility.3 Our labs are designed to give you the one-on-one attention you need. At UMA, you’ll learn necessary skills and receive certification preparation to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This exam may be required for entry-level roles in the growing phlebotomy field.4
If you’re eager to enter the healthcare field and can bring a calming presence to patients, you may want to consider a role as a phlebotomy technician — a role tasked with the management and administration of blood draws.
What is a phlebotomy technician?
Phlebotomy is the practice of piercing a vein and drawing blood from patients. Phlebotomy technicians are trained to perform this process with as little pain and discomfort for the patient as possible. They’re also trained to calm patients, handle blood, label blood, and transport it to a testing laboratory. In Ultimate Medical Academy’s Phlebotomy Technician program, your coursework will focus on the skills necessary for this important healthcare field.
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Phlebotomy Technician Career Training
In UMA’s Phlebotomy Technician program, your experience matters to us. In addition to learning such topics as blood collection procedures, medical terminology, the handling of specimens, and more, you’ll also partake in an 80-hour on-site externship. During this time, you’ll get real-world, hands-on experience under supervision. This can be a great way to learn the practical skills necessary for a career as a phlebotomy technician.
As a student in this program, you’ll also be prepared to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Graduates must meet eligibility requirements to sit for the exam. Though certification isn’t required to work in all states or by all employers, it can play an important role as you look to stand out among other job applicants.
UMA’s Phlebotomy Technician diploma program offers the unique hybrid educational experience of a campus environment with the added benefit of online learning features. You’ll attend labs on a weekly basis while also being able to access lectures and other course material from the comfort of your home. As part of your courses, UMA also provides an 80-hour on-site externship to develop real-world experience. Ultimately, our courses are designed to prepare you with the skills necessary to perform tasks in the field.
Credits: 8.0 Approx. time to complete: 4 months2
- Phlebotomy 6.5 credits
- Clinical Externship for Phlebotomy 1.5 credits
Note: The Phlebotomy Technician program is not eligible for Federal Student Aid.
Professionals in this field work in settings such as:
- Doctors' offices
- Nursing homes
- Diagnostic laboratories
- Medical clinics
Why choose UMA?
When you pursue a Phlebotomy Technician diploma from Ultimate Medical Academy:
- You gain a strong foundation for pursuing your new career.
- You’ll have UMA staff dedicated to your success.
- You have a career services team committed to getting you interview ready so you can jumpstart your search for a career.
- You receive hands-on training on campus with online features at home for increased flexibility.3
At UMA, you won’t feel like just another number. In fact, you’ll participate in classrooms with a maximum size of 25 students. Our student support teams can help you with academic support, technical assistance, job search guidance, mock interviews, financial aid if qualified, and more.
Our programs also include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the UMA online environment. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue your career.
A diploma can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for your newfound passion and career path. Let UMA help you change your future. We are proud to have supported more than 85,000 students through graduation so far. We’d love to help you, too!
So, with the coursework of a Medical Assistant student at UMA, I’ve been confronted with the challenges of phlebotomy skills, front office skills, balancing checkbooks, and doing accountant work. I am very happy that I decided to attend UMA because they have always helped me through whatever problems I’ve had. Whether it’s from hurricane support...
Angelica V. | UMA Graduate
Everyone here is like family, and the teachers want to do everything in their power for you to get it, for you to understand it, and for you to be perfect at it.
Joshua A. | UMA Graduate
I’ve always had a passion for helping people… With the education that I’ve attained, I’ve opened more doors than I thought could ever be possible.
Jennifer W. | UMA Graduate
Enrolling at UMA was probably the best decision that I have ever made.
Brittney J | UMA Graduate
I could not have asked for a better school.
Dominique B. | UMA Graduate
With discipline and with commitment, we can attain our goals. Even though we have our own personal struggles, there’s always a door that opens. Opening this door to UMA has been the best decision that I have ever made.
Leticia B. | UMA Graduate
I would describe my experience as a UMA student as joyful. I’ve enjoyed the entire experience. I can’t really put it into words how much I’ve enjoyed it.
Heather R. | UMA Graduate
When my mother was having surgery and I was in the hospital, I was thinking I could imagine myself actually doing things like this. I just wanted to do something in life where I would feel like I was not only helping myself but helping others as well.
Miguel R. | UMA Graduate
What should I look for in top schools for phlebotomy training?
Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer phlebotomy technician programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one academic support, plus help addressing life issues that can distract a student from program completion. Top schools that offer phlebotomy technician training should also provide career services such as job search assistance.
Where can I find more info about phlebotomy technicians?
You can read more about phlebotomy technicians on In Healthcare Today, a blog presented by UMA:
What’s involved in phlebotomy training?
The phlebotomy program at UMA covers a range of important topics related to career training including an introduction to allied health principals, the role and responsibilities of a phlebotomist, introduction to computers, HIV/AIDS core training, CPR and first aid, basic equipment operation, clinical techniques and more.
Do I have to get phlebotomy certification to work as a phlebotomy technician?
Some employers may require certification even if a state doesn’t, but don’t worry, as a Phlebotomy Technician student at UMA, certification preparation is included in the program. Graduates must meet eligibility requirements to sit for the exam.
Is UMA Accredited?
Ultimate Medical Academy is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES.org), a national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Though UMA is not your traditional 4-year university or local community college, we offer online diplomas and degrees in 11 healthcare programs, some of which offer on-site externships and certification preparation — all intended to put you in a position to pursue a healthcare career after graduation.