Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing

Unleash Your Potential in Healthcare and Become a Skilled Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy students with supplies in clinic

Program Overview

Are you interested in a hands-on, skill-based career in healthcare? College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers you a unique opportunity to step into the vital medical field of phlebotomy, or blood collection, and specimen processing and learn the critical skills needed for efficiency in the roll of a phlebotomist.

You will engage in hands-on training encompassing both the theoretical and practical aspects of phlebotomy. Learn how to perform blood draws safely and professionally, process various specimens, and understand the importance of these tasks in medical diagnostics. More than just skill acquisition, this program will  prepare you to meet the requirements to take the American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) exam.

Degree or Certificate Type




Additional cost may apply.

Primary Location

Instructor showing students how to take blood in a healthcare lab

Learning Opportunities

  • Blood Collection Techniques: Master the art of safe and efficient phlebotomy techniques.
  • Specimen Processing Skills: Learn how to handle and process various medical specimens.
  • Safety and Compliance: Understand the importance of safety protocols and compliance in a medical setting.
  • Patient Interaction: Develop skills in patient care and communication during medical procedures.
  • Career Preparation: Equip yourself with the necessary skills for a career in healthcare laboratories and patient care settings.

Area of Study

Minimum age requirement to start this program is 16.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion




  • Total Program Cost

    The cost to enroll in the Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing program is $1,725. Beyond this, students should anticipate additional expenses for course materials required throughout the program.

    • Class costs and fees are subject to change without notice.
    • Visit Financial Information to learn more about available payment options.

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Phlebotomist taking blood from a patient

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians


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  • Phlebotomists

    Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.


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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.


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