Phlebotomy Technician

A phlebotomy technician’s primary responsibility is drawing blood and conducting other specimen collections. A phlebotomist must recognize any conditions that might alter collections, have a high regard for patient safety, and communicate with both the laboratory and the patient to ensure the best possible care. They must also understand lab test requirements and maintain specimen quality. Work settings include doctor’s offices, hospitals, research facilities, and industrial laboratories.

Certificate of Accomplishment

This certificate has a total of 40 credits and is usually completed in four (4) quarters. It prepares participants for entry-level positions in outpatient settings.

See the full Certificate of Accomplishment curriculum.


  • Acceptance to Bellevue College as a credit student
  • Basic computer skills and access to a computer with Internet access is highly recommended
  • Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101 for advanced classes
  • Completion of Foundation and Program courses


Foundation Courses
AHE 100 Introduction to Healthcare5 Cr.
AHE 110 Medical Terminology5 Cr.
AHE 120 Safety for Healthcare2 Cr.
AHE 130
- OR -
BIOL 108
Human Systems
- - -
Human Biology
5 Cr.
- - -
6 Cr.
AHE 140
- OR -
CMST 280
Professional Relations in Healthcare
- - -
Intercultural Communication

5 Cr.
HLTH 145 Wellness for Healthcare3 Cr.
Program Courses
AHEL 110 Introduction to Phlebotomy5 Cr.
AHEL 112 Advanced Phlebotomy5 Cr.
AHEL 118 Phlebotomy Practicum5 Cr.


40 Cr.

Career Opportunities

This position often serves as a stepping stone for further advancement in the field of healthcare.

Course Scheduling

The following Phlebotomy Technician course schedules are recommendations.