NYC Schools with Phlebotomy Courses and Programs
A variety of organizations in New York City, ranging from colleges and medical schools to the Red Cross and area hospitals, offer training programs in phlebotomy. Several City University of New York (CUNY) colleges offer certificate programs in the field, which are summarized in the paragraphs below. Statistical information for these three CUNY colleges can be found in the supplementary table. The names of three other schools that provide training for phlebotomists follow the table.
- CUNY Medgar Evers College, the smallest among the three schools highlighted below, offers phlebotomy training as part of a patient care certificate program. Medgar Evers is located five miles from downtown New York City.
- CUNY Bronx Community College, located nearly 15 miles from downtown New York City, offers a phlebotomy certificate program that fulfills the minimum academic training hours required by several national certification exams.
- CUNY Kingsborough Community College, the largest of the three schools profiled, offers a phlebotomy technician program. This college is 12.5 miles from downtown New York City.
Comparison of Schools
Residents of New York City, as well as those in New York State, who enroll in a CUNY school enjoy affordable tuition rates, as noted in the table below.
|CUNY Medgar Evers College||CUNY Bronx Community College||CUNY Kingsborough|
|School Type||4-year, primarily associate's, public||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||6,652||10,935||15,034|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large city||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)*||$6,952 in-state; $14,342 out-of-state||$5,206 in-state; $8,086 out-of-state||$5,252 in-state; $8,132 out-of-state|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)*||87%||89%||79%|
|Acceptance Rate||N/A-Open Admissions||N/A-Open Admissions||N/A-Open Admissions|
|Retention Rate (2017)*||70% full-time; 67% part-time||59% full-time; 40% part-time||70% full-time; 45% part-time|
|Graduation Rate (Students Beginning in 2014)*||12%; 35% transfer-out rate||16%; 13% transfer-out rate||28%; 18% transfer-out rate|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
CUNY Medgar Evers College
Phlebotomy training at Medgar Evers is offered through a program that prepares students for entry-level employment as patient care technicians. A high school diploma, GED or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification is required for admission.
Patient Care Technician Program
This program prepares individuals for employment in a variety of professional settings, such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Courses cover areas such as anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, proper handling of specimens, medical ethics and safety procedures. In addition to attaining phlebotomy and basic lab skills, graduates are prepared to help administer medical exams, evaluate vital signs and administer electrocardiogram (EKG) tests.
CUNY Bronx Community College
CUNY Bronx's phlebotomy technician program is offered through its continuing and professional studies department, which also offers a wide range of complementary programs in the health sciences, such as CPR training, nuclear medicine technology, medical coding, diagnostic coding and EKG training.
Phlebotomy Technician Training Course
This course prepares students with the ability to draw blood with the appropriate procedures. It includes instruction in medical terminology, medical ethics and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Graduates are prepared to sit for various national certifying examinations in phlebotomy.
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
CUNY Kingsborough offers a phlebotomy technician certificate program through its continuing education department, which also offers training in areas such as clinical medical assisting, emergency medicine and fitness.
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Program
This program is composed of courses in anatomy and physiology, phlebotomy procedures and CPR. In order to complete the program, students must successfully demonstrate venipunctures (accessing veins for drawing blood or administering various treatments). Graduates of this program are able to execute a variety of entry-level professional duties, such as verifying patient records, storing and testing specimens and putting equipment together.
Other School Options
Phlebotomy courses are also available at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, located 6.7 mi. (18 min.) from downtown New York City and at St. John's Riverside Hospital .