Phlebotomy/EKG Technician (Diploma)

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The role of a phlebotomy/electrocardiogram (EKG) in health care is important to accurately diagnose and treat patients. Their skill in gathering information is important to physicians, hospitals, clinics, and labs. Our Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Diploma program can provide you with the opportunity to become a candidate in this field.

Graduates of this program can acquire the knowledge and technical skills needed to carry out specific duties that may include performing venipuncture by vacutainer, butterfly, and syringe methods; collecting capillary blood; performing electrocardiography with basic interpretation; and assisting with infection control, minor laboratory testing, medical record documentation, and data entry.

Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Program Features

Our diverse program can help prepare you for various entry-level phlebotomy/EKG technician positions by providing the following:

  • Hands-on technical and clinical courses
  • Instruction in phlebotomy procedures and electrocardiography techniques
  • Assistance in preparation for certification exams
  • Assistance with job placement

Potential Career Opportunities

Students completing the Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Diploma program may seek entry-level employment opportunities such as the following:

  • Phlebotomist
  • EKG technician
  • Lab assistant
  • Lab aide
  • Hospital donor unit assistant

Campus Locations

The program is available at the following Kaplan College locations:



Certification or licensure can provide an additional credential for obtaining employment in the field; in some instances, certification or licensure may be required for employment in certain locations. Successful completion of this program may enable graduates to take a certification or licensure examination, such as the following:

  • The Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) exam sponsored by the National Allied Health Test Registry, a division of the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)†

Certification or licensure examinations vary by location. Please see the campus course catalog or click on the campus name above to determine which certification or licensure exam(s) may be available to graduates from that location.

Campus Catalogs

Please review the Academic Programs section of the course catalog for your campus to find details about specific program outcomes and offerings. 

Tuition and Fees

You can find current tuition information in the course catalog for your campus under Financial Information > Tuition and Fees.

† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student's eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or its equivalent), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Externship sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination. Please refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section of the relevant campus catalog for further guidance.

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