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Phlebotomy Classes in Boston, MA with Program Descriptions

Dec 05, 2018

The Boston, MA, area has around five schools that offer phlebotomy programs. Learn about the certificate programs, admission info and program requirements for two schools within 25 miles of downtown Boston to make an informed education decision.

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Schools in Boston, MA, with Phlebotomy Programs

There are several schools in the Boston, MA, area that offer phlebotomy programs. Read about two of the closest schools, all of which are conveniently located less than 35 minutes from the downtown area. There is a table near the beginning of the article that compares important school information, such as tuition rates, enrollment numbers, graduation rates and more. Also provided is a brief section discussing two other school options.

  • Students at Middlesex Community College, which is about 15 miles from Boston's downtown, can earn a phlebotomy certificate.
  • Located roughly 10 miles from downtown, Quincy College also offers a phlebotomy certificate program to its students.

Comparison of Schools

The comparison table below can make it easier to choose the right school.

Middlesex Community College Quincy College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 8,206 5,343
Campus Setting Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)* $4,802 in-state; $9,746 out-of-state $6,306
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2017)* 68% 75%
Acceptance Rate (2017)* N/A - Open admission N/A - Open admission
Full-time Student Retention Rate (2017)* 62% 60%
Graduation Rate for Students Who Began in 2014 19% 13%

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Middlesex Community College

Phlebotomy students can expect to learn theoretical concepts in the classroom and participate in professional training through required externships. Students who complete the phlebotomy certificate program are prepared to take state and national certification exams.

Phlebotomy Certificate

Students will need to complete 16 credit hours to finish this program. Courses include phlebotomy theory, medical writing and medical terminology. The phlebotomy theory and laboratory course covers topics in capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and syringe use, vacuum collection devices, blood culture specimen collection and ECG machine operation.

Quincy College

Students need to complete a health sciences admissions test before enrolling in the phlebotomy certificate program. In addition to in-class training, students are expected to participate in a clinical practicum for professional skills development.

Phlebotomy Certificate

Requiring 18 credit hours, this program trains students to perform blood collecting and processing procedures, capillary skin punctures and venipuncture. Additional training covers legal aspects, safety standards, patient care, related ethics, medical record summarization and quality control. This program requires courses in interpersonal communication, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, health care basics, emergency skills and basic life support.

Other School Options

Students can find additional phlebotomy training options 24.6 miles away at Massasoit Community College and 39 miles away at Northern Essex Community College.

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