Why study Phlebotomy?

This 3-credit hour course micro-credential meets the requirements for students to be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) phlebotomy technician certification exam. This will be appropriate for those who are seeking employment in areas such as phlebotomy. 

The NHA defines the role of a phlebotomy technician as:

  • Drawing blood from patients and blood donors
  • Evaluating patients' ability to withstand the procedure and helping them feel comfortable
  • Explaining blood-drawing procedure to patients and answering questions
  • Performing basic point-of-care testing, such as reading blood glucose levels
  • Preparing blood, urine and other specimens for testing
  • Maintaining medical equipment such as needles, test tubes and blood vials

Admission Requirements

A valid CPR-Provider card is required. Students will be able to register for one or more micro-credentials without academic pre-requisite.  It is recommended, but not required, that the students take an Anatomy & Physiology and a Medical Terminology course 


Successful students will be able to pass the micro-credential course of ALH1020C with a grade of C or better, and pass the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam. Details on eligibility for taking the exam and passing the exam can be found on the NHA website. 

This micro-credential will prepare studens to take  the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)  exam. Ths micro-credential will serve undergraduates as well as career ladder employees witin various health organizations in Greater Cincinnati. 

A student who completes the micro-credential course requirements and passes the NHA certification exam will be immediately eligible for employment. 

Accessibility Resources

UC Blue Ash College is committed to providing all students equal access to learning opportunities.  Accessibility Resources is the official campus office that works with students who have impairments which may influence their performance in this course (learning, ADD, psychological, visual, hearing, physical, cognitive, medical condition, etc.). If you have a documented disability requiring reasonable accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources. Muntz Hall, room 112L, Telephone: (513) 792-8625, and/or schedule an appointment via email: ucbadso@ucmail.uc.edu.


Counseling Services

UC Blue Ash College Counseling Services provides high quality integrated health, counseling, and wellness services.  Counseling services are free of charge to students matriculated as UC Blue Ash College students. UC Blue Ash Counseling Services addresses a variety of student needs such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family conflict, loss and grief issues, adjusting to life’s challenges, relationship problems, eating disorders, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and domestic violence.  An initial meeting with a counselor can be arranged by calling (513) 745-5670 or stopping by Room 140 Muntz Hall during business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment.  If after hours or for an immediate emergency, please call CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services - Clifton campus) using the 24 Hour Phone Consultation Line at 513-556-0648.  Clifton students may call UHS at 513-556-2564 or CAPS at 513-556-0648. For urgent physician consultation after-hours students may call 513-584-7777.

Students must achieve a grade of C or better in ALH1020C to graduate from the micro-credential. 

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

UC Blue Ash Academic Support
9555 Plainfield Rd
Muntz Hall
Blue Ash, OH 45236
(513) 558-9461

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Program Code: 28MC-PHLEB-MC