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Phlebotomy at UNM Continuing Education

Our Phlebotomy Certificate Program prepares individuals to enter into the medical profession as a phlebotomist. This nine-week training prepares students for this entry-level career in the demanding healthcare field. Students complete 60 hours of theory, lecture and review, 60 hours of lab and a 100-hour clinical experience at a local clinical site.

To apply, prospective students will need to verify all prerequisites.

Advantages of the UNMCE Phlebotomy Certificate:

  • Employment stability
  • Variety of job opportunities
  • Competitive salaries
  • Benefits
  • Opportunities for advancement

Benefits of our program include:

  • Small class size
  • Textbooks included in tuition
  • Needle stick insurance
  • Inpatient and/or outpatient clinical experience

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Download the Phlebotomy Certificate Packet
Download the Phlebotomy Work Keys Guide

Class Name

Discover Phlebotomy is your opportunity to learn if this medical career is for you. Learn about blood draws and the risks and rewards of this in-demand occupation. Consult with a working phlebotomist about the types of job placement and salary range. Learn about the national certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology's Certified Phlebotomy Technician (ASCP PBT) exam. Register for 38204 and receive a 10% discount off the tuition of Phlebotomy Essentials, Laboratory and Clinical Experience (38205) for the certificate program. Deadling to enroll in 38205 is May 15, 2015 with all prerequisites completed.

Note: 10% discount on course 38205 with enrollment in this class.

38204 | TBA

Discover Phlebotomy


This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Health and Wellness Professions Program Supervisor for more information.
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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Gain the essential knowledge and skills to become an effective phlebotomist. Attain hands-on practice applying what you learn in the classroom portion of the course, performing blood draws on realistic plastic models and on other students. During clinicals at a TriCore clinic the last three weeks of the class, you'll experience the real world of a phlebotomist and have the opportunity to display your acquired skills for potential employment. Participants must be 18 or older. Participants must also take readiness assessments (free through Workforce Connections, submit national background check with the Department of Health and have current immunizations. Call 505-277-0077 x1 to register. Deadline to enroll in 38205 is December 20, 2014 with all prerequisites completed.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Professional Development. Classroom and lab hours for the first 4 weeks of class are M-F from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for a total of 60 hours. Clinicals hours for the last 3 weeks will be 40 hours per week for a total of 105 hours. Contact Program Supervisor at

38205 | TBA

Phlebotomy Essentials, Laboratory, Clinical Experience


This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Health and Wellness Professions Program Supervisor for more information.
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

Clinical Medical Assistant

The Clinical Medical Assisting Profession

The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office—assisting the physician with patient related care
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit
  • Review and administration of medications, allergies and other pharmacology related items
  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG

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Download the Clinical Medical Assistant Application

The next Clinical Medical Assistant Program will begin in Spring 2017. Please check back, or contact the program supervisor for more information.

Tuition Assistance

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