Cincinnati Phlebotomy Training Options
Within a 45-minute drive of downtown Cincinnati, phlebotomy students have several options available. This article gives an overview of three public schools and their pertinent programs. Read through to the comparison table to learn even more school facts.
- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is located about 5 miles from downtown Cincinnati and offers a certificate in phlebotomy technology.
- Located about 10 miles away and just outside of Ohio in Edgewood, Kentucky, Gateway Community and Technical College provides a certificate program in phlebotomy.
- Butler Tech offers a part-time, evening program in phlebotomy and is located about 30 miles from downtown Cincinnati.
Comparison of Schools
Compare the school enrollment figures, programs' costs and graduation rates to help in the decision-making process.
|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College||Gateway Community and Technical College||Butler Tech|
|School Type||Two-year; public||Two-year; public||Less than two year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||8,807*||4,201*||211*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large suburb||Large suburb|
|Undergraduate Tuition||$3,825 in-state, $7,393 out-of-state (2017-2018)*||$4,160 in-state, $13,880 out-of-state (2017-2018)*||$1,951 total cost for program (2018)**|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid (2017)||71%*||93%*||75%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open admissions||N/A - Open admissions||N/A - Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2017)||47% for full-time students; 42% for part-time students*||68% for full-time students; 43% for part-time students*||86% for full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (for students starting in the fall of 2014)||15% (22% transfer-out rate) *||35% (12% transfer-out rate)*||83%*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Butler Tech
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a two-year public college that offers over 100 associate degree programs and certificates. In addition to its academic and technical programs, the Workforce Development Center (WDC) in Evendale, Ohio, was developed to provide continuing education training to individuals and businesses. The WDC offers both credit-based courses as part of its degree programs and non-credit-based courses for professionals who need specialized training. Among its health business offerings is a program for prospective phlebotomy technicians.
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
This phlebotomy training is a non-credit-based course. The 90-hour class will equip students with a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and proper blood specimen collection and storage. Students who successfully complete the course may sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) certification exam.
Gateway Community and Technical College
Although not located within the state of Ohio, Gateway Community and Technical College is located less than ten miles away from Cincinnati in Edgewood, Kentucky. Gateway offers associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The school is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
This program contains eight credits of coursework, including two clinical credits. Graduates can go on to work in hospitals, medical labs and other healthcare facilities. In order to enroll in the program, an individual must undergo a physical examination, get a TB test and provide proof of immunizations.
The Adult Education division at Butler Tech provides continuing education and professional development to adults, as well as high school students preparing for college.
The healthcare department at Butler Tech offers a 140-hour phlebotomy training course. This program trains students to work directly with patients in a medical office or lab setting. The class covers basic anatomy and physiology, as well as safe blood draws and storage. The curriculum includes medical terminology, ethics and safety procedures, as well as an externship. Graduates can sit for the National Phlebotomist Technician Certification exam once they finish this course.