What classes are needed if I want to take the American Society
for Clinical Pathology exam?
Students must complete:
- HLT 140 – Phlebotomy
- HTL 145 – Phlebotomy Lab
- HLT 150 – Phlebotomy Clinical
More information can be found on the American Society for Clinical
If I only
complete the classes needed to take the national licensure exam,
do I also earn the Phlebotomy Certificate from COTC?
No. Students must complete the full Phlebotomy Certificate Plan
of Study to earn a certificate from COTC.
What are the
benefits of completing the Phlebotomy Certificate at COTC?
- Students who complete the Phlebotomy Certificate at COTC are
eligible to sit for a total of three certification exams and can
become certified in multiple areas for increased marketability
and employability in the healthcare field:
- Students who pursue the Phlebotomy Certificate are eligible
for financial aid.
- Students who only complete the three courses to sit for
the National Phlebotomy Association exam, are not eligible
for financial aid (but may be eligible for the short-term
certificate state grant).
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
Students pursuing a healthcare certificate should expect to take
classes face-to-face to experience hands-on learning. Medical
Terminology and Nutrition classes may be offered online.
Can I pursue an associate degree after I complete the
Students who complete a healthcare certificate are encouraged to
keep going because they are well on their way to completing
the Associate of
Applied Science in Health Services Technology at COTC.
What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for
COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year!
Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for
grants, scholarships and loans.
Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for
Other scholarships require an application.
Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at
740.366.9435 or email NWKfirstname.lastname@example.org.