891 Keith Street NW, Suite 7
Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

(423) 614-3838
Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists are an important part of any laboratory setting. Oftentimes, they are the only member of the
laboratory team that makes contact with a patient.

Typically, phlebotomy technicians are responsible for:

Explaining procedures to patients
Drawing blood specimens
Applying appropriate pressure or bandages after blood is drawn
Processing specimens for testing
Updating patient records
Preparing stains and reagents
Collecting various laboratory specimens
Cleaning and sterilizing equipment
Sending blood, urine and fecal samples to the lab for testing

Phlebotomy technicians must like challenge and responsibility. They must also be accurate, work well under
pressure and communicate effectively. Because they work directly with patients, they must notice and relay
any important information gained during interactions to doctors, nurses and laboratory professionals.
Phlebotomists must also be able to utilize fine motor skills by working with small objects and having steady

Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, laboratories, physician's offices, donation facilities and other health
care settings where blood is taken and analyzed. Some technicians even travel to patients who are homebound.
Much work time is spent standing and walking. They must be comfortable both in the clinical laboratory
setting, as well as interacting with patients who are often stressed by the procedure.

At Matrix Medical Training Center, we strive to provide a setting and atmosphere of professionalism and
confidence in each student. Our program makes each student eligible for certification through the
Healthcareer Association - offering quality certification and continuing education services which have gained
recognition and meet the mark of approval.

The Phlebotomy Technician program consists of 80 clock-hours of comprehensive classroom and hands-on
training – 60 hours classroom and 20 hours of hands-on practicum time. Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood
from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, outpatient drawing facilities, physician’s offices, or similar
facilities for analysis or other medical purposes.

Completion of this program makes each student eligible to challenge the National HealthCareer Association
certification exam in Phlebotomy. This agency is a nationally recognized certification program. To sit for the
CPT exam, students must pay an additional $115 at the time of exam registration (after course completion)
through the NHA. Students will be given a candidate handbook for the registration and exam upon course
completion and will pay for and schedule this service after that time.

The total course cost for the Phlebotomy Technician course includes a textbook, supplemental learning tools, all
equipment required to complete the hands-on course work and CPR certification for healthcare providers (BLS).


In order to reserve your spot in one of our classes, a tuition deposit (or payment in full) is
Seats cannot be reserved by simply completing our enrollment agreement. This is based
on the demand for the classes and is the best way to be fair to all potential students.
You will
also need to present OFFICIAL high school transcripts or an OFFICIAL GED scorecard
at registration.

You may come to our office and complete the enrollment agreement, along with your initial
payment, and begin the processes in person


You can print an enrollment agreement off our website and complete it prior to arriving at our
office, to expedite your visit. Then, come to our office to place your deposit and begin your
student file and enrollment process


You can make your initial deposit (or payment in full) right here on our website (credit card
required) and either bring a completed enrollment agreement to our office on or before the first
day of class or you can fill one out at our office when you arrive.
It's that simple!
Daytime Phlebotomy Courses
Evening Phlebotomy Courses
Mon / Wed / Fri @ 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm
March 5 - April 20
May 29 - August 2
September 5 - October 17