Skills Certificate, Phlebotomy

Note: This degree/certificate leads to professional licensure. Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Please visit our Professional Licensure Programs page for full details on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

Program Description

The skills certificate in phlebotomy is designed to give the student knowledge and skills necessary to perform the collection, identification, and preservation of specimens as applied to venipuncture technique and includes 100 hours of clinical experience. Students will learn standard precautions, local, federal, and state requirements. Completion of the skills certificate in phlebotomy will prepare students to become certified as a phlebotomy technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Certifications as a lab assistant in Nevada. After passing this national board, students are eligible to apply for the state licensure.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CLS 151 Phlebotomy 2
CLS 152 Applied Phlebotomy 2
CLS 153 Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum 2
 Semester Total6
 Total Units6

Pre-Registration Requirements

Students must initiate a background check (good for 1 year; cost: $49.50) and show proof of receipt, complete a drug screen (good for 1 year; cost: $55) and have documentation of required immunizations and current major medical insurance prior to enrolling in Phlebotomy/CLS classes. Students will not be allowed to enroll in Phlebotomy/CLS classes until all requirements are met. Please visit for more details.

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirement
CLS 151Phlebotomy2
CLS 152Applied Phlebotomy2
CLS 153Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum2
Total Units6

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Perform a minimum of 95 venipunctures.
  • Perform a minimum of five dermal sticks.
  • Follow universal safety precautions and procedures. They will be compliant with local, state, and federal requirements while in clinical areas.