Why Phlebotomy?

Phlebotomists perform the essential work of collecting blood specimens for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Students enrolled in this program are prepared for entry-level positions as phlebotomists in hospitals, blood drawing stations, physicians' offices, research facilities or other health care settings. Clinical experiences in health care facilities are included.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.


Application to Apply to the Phlebotomist Program is Now Open!

Please click the link below to complete your application. Before applying, be sure to apply to CCAC through the general application here. If you experience any technical difficulties, please email alliedhealthinfo@ccac.edu.

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Middle States Accreditation

In addition to the accreditation by ACEN, CCAC's Phlebotomist program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Last Reaffirmation: 2018
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

For more information, visit CCAC's institutional page.

Middle States Action Letter June 2017

Middle States Action Letter June 2018

Middle States Action Letter June 2019

Phlebotomist, Diploma (513.3) 

This 12-credit diploma program is ideal for students who are interested in joining the healthcare field in an entry-level position.

Graduates will learn the proper techniques and procedures of blood collection, and will learn how to perform these duties in clinical settings. 

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Admission to Phlebotomy

Every Nursing & Allied Health program at CCAC has specific admissions requirements and career accreditation.

Applicants must complete the following steps to be considered for entry into the Phlebotomy program:

  1. Apply to CCAC/South or Braddock Hills Campus
  2. Submit your high school transcript to the Admissions Office -OR- Applicants who have college-level credits from other institutions must submit OFFICIAL transcripts to transcripts@ccac.edu
  3. Applicants MUST include an UNOFFICIAL transcript with your Allied Health application packet
  4. Schedule an appointment and take required Placement Tests (e.g., Reading, Writing) if you have not completed any college coursework
  5. Meet with an Advisor
  6. Complete developmental courses required from results of your Placement Tests.  
    • Applicants must be eligible for ENG 101L Eng Comp 1/Tut Writ (formerly ENG 100 Basic Principles of Composition) and DVS 101 College Reading 2 or DVS 103 Advanced College Reading & Study Skills based on college placement testing.
  7. Students are accepted throughout the year based on meeting eligibility requirements and the date of the application
    • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
    • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
    • FBI Fingerprint based clearance 

For more information, contact program director Casey Cook at ccook@ccac.edu or 412.469.6382

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