NY Schools Offering Phlebotomy Training
Phlebotomy training programs are available at several colleges throughout the state of New York. These programs are typically offered by community colleges and result in a certificate. Some programs prepare students to take professional certification exams. In some cases, students must already have current basic life support (BLS) and first aid certification.
Two community colleges in upstate NY and their phlebotomy programs are discussed in detail in this article. Learn about common courses and lab experiences, and then find facts about each college in the table below.
- Students at Broome Community College can earn a certificate in phlebotomy in one year. The college is based about three miles north of downtown Binghamton, NY.
- Niagara County Community College is located in downtown Sanborn, NY, just northeast of Niagara Falls. The college also offers a 1-year certificate program for aspiring phlebotomy technicians.
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Comparison of Schools
It is often just as important to gather information about individual schools as it is about specific programs when researching phlebotomy training programs. Below you will find facts and statistics regarding each school's tuition, acceptance rates, population, graduation rates and more.
|Broome Community College||Niagara County Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||5,944*||6,478*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize suburb||Rural fringe|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$4,721 (in-state)*
| $4,370 (in-state)*
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2014)||86%*||90%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2014)||100% (open admissions policy)*||100% (open admissions policy)*|
|Retention Rate (2014)||58%*||62%*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014)||27%*||24%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Broome Community College
Broome Community College (BCC) is one of the numerous community colleges, colleges and universities in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It has four academic divisions. The Health Sciences Division offers a certificate in phlebotomy.
Certificate in Phlebotomy
This entry-level program prepares students to work in a hospital, clinic or other healthcare setting. During the first semester, students take courses in human anatomy, biology, medical terminology, medical ethics and laws and college writing. They also begin laboratory training and learn to collect blood samples and the technical skills needed in a clinical setting.
During the second semester, students learn the fundamentals of phlebotomy as well as the specializations and practices of the field. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, students are qualified to sit for the national phlebotomy certification exam.
Niagara County Community College
Niagara County Community College is also a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It has over 35 programs, one of which is in phlebotomy.
Certificate in Phlebotomy
Students enrolled in this certificate program have the option of earning an associate's degree. During the first semester, students take courses in human biology, writing, patient care, first aid and OHSA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) regulations. The second semester includes advanced phlebotomy, introductory psychology and communications in medical offices. Some of the practical courses take place in an actual hospital, laboratory, blood bank or medical office. Students work with the college to determine the additional classes needed for an Associate in Science degree.