Phlebotomy | Mercy College


This program is offered:
location Toledo Campus

Phlebotomy involves the collection of routine venipuncture and dermal blood samples for laboratory testing, transfusions, research, and blood donations. This comprehensive eight-week program includes classroom and laboratory instruction as well as clinical experience. Students must have the manual dexterity required to perform blood draws and other lab procedures.
The job outlook for phlebotomists indicates a 25% projected growth from 2014 through 2024, much faster than average for other occupations.  Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other healthcare sites will continue to require skilled phlebotomists as members of the healthcare team. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median wages for phlebotomists are $14.74 hourly and $30,670 annually as of May 2014.  

Additional program information along with the application and enrollment process is noted below.

The course offers content pertaining to routine venipuncture and dermal techniques; non-blood collection procedures; proper specimen handling; safety and infection control; venipuncture equipment; complications; medical ethics; confidentiality; and effective communication. Students will also learn about the function of a full-service laboratory. The clinical experience is scheduled as if it were a full-time job (day shift, Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day, no evenings or weekend hours). Students who successfully complete the lecture, lab and clinical components of this program will be eligible to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Phlebotomy Certification Exam. The fee for this exam is included in the cost of the program.  

Students must possess a high school diploma or GED. Students must be 18 years old to attend this program. Students must complete a criminal background check, health and drug screen. Students failing to clear criminal background checks, health and/or drug screens may be ineligible for the program. This program does allow for conditional/provisional acceptance into the program pending the results of their criminal background check, health and/or drug screen. 

Total Program Cost: $2,295
Cost includes textbook, lab supplies, liability insurance, and NCCT national exam fee.  ​

Out of pocket expenses include: 
Background check, fingerprinting and drug screen, as well as health requirements, and scrubs to wear at the clinical experience. Student drug screening, fingerprinting & background checks must be completed one week before the first day of class. The cost of establishing your CastleBranch account, where you upload the results for the pre-clinical requirements, is approximately $170.00.
Summer - 2018: Class is full.

Fall - 2018
Tuesday, August 21 - September 21, 2018. Followed by 100 hours of clinical hours.
Classes will be held Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and includes classroom and lab instructions as well as clinical experience. 
See information below on how to apply for the program.

Application Process

1.  Apply online. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.

2.  Submit official high school transcripts OR a copy of GED scores and certificate. Official transcripts must come directly from the institution and be sent to Mercy College of Ohio, ATTN: Admissions, 2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604.

3.  Submit a copy of government-issued photo identification. Copies may be e-mailed to

  • Check the status of your application: Applicant Portal Instructions (PDF)
  • Applications are reviewed for admission once all required information is received. Admission decisions are sent via postal mail. If admitted, there are additional steps for admitted students which will be detailed in the acceptance letter.

Next Steps for Admitted Students.

Once admitted, Phlebotomy students must complete the following steps.

1.  Submit the $125 enrollment fee to confirm your space in the program. 

2.  Pay remaining program cost ($2,170) prior to the start of classes.

3. Complete any additional steps as designated by the program.

For additional assistance, contact admissions via the form below, by calling 419-251-1313, or emailing

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