Phlebotomy Courses in NYC with Degree Program Overviews

Dec 05, 2018

New York City has several schools within 15 miles of its downtown that offer programs and courses in phlebotomy. Learn about the programs and get info about admissions policies and requirements for three of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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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 .

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