Phlebotomy Training through Vermont HITEC

The program, which is paid for by the UVM Medical Center for accepted applicants, will prepare participants to take the Phlebotomy Certification exam issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Individuals who complete this program will be hired into 12 Full Time (40 hours/week) positions at the UVM Medical Center. 

The Vermont HITEC program provides eight weeks of classroom instruction for up to 12 participants. Training begins on March 9, 2020. The submission deadline for applications is February 9, 2020.

Phlebotomy positions are full-time, which include an apprenticeship and full wages and benefits. The pay scale for phlebotomists starts at $15.16 per hour, with long-term earning potential of up to $21.20 per hour.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must apply through Vermont HITEC at

The program is made possible with funds secured by Senator Patrick J. Leahy from the US Department of Labor. 

If applicants have questions they may contact HITEC at 802-872-0660 for additional information.

Northwest Technical Center Program

The University of Vermont Medical Center has partnered with the Northwest Technical Center (NWTC) in St. Albans Vermont to develop a phlebotomy training and certification program. 

The Northwest Technical Center has been approved by the National Healthcare Association to offer the nationally approved Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation course and to be a testing site for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician examination. 

In order to sit for this certification, students must complete:

  • 84 classroom hours
  • 10 clinical hours 
  • The basic venipuncture requirements as stated by the National Healthcare Association

The 24-week training course is offered in st. Albans at the Northwest Technical Center and in Burlington at their Technical Center on North Avenue. The February classes meet at the Northwest Technical Center in St. Albans and May classes meet at the Burlington Technical Center. 

Each student will also complete up to 10 hours of clinical training in several local clinics or hospitals. A clinical experience at the University of Vermont Medical Center will be provided to three enrolled students selected via a lottery. NWTC will assist other students with their clinical placements. 

Phlebotomy at the UVM Medical Center

After completion of the training and certification, successful students will be given the opportunity to interview at the UVM Medical Center for open phlebotomy positions.

Phlebotomists are always in high demand. The UVM Medical Center has day, evening, night and weekend schedules. We also offer a career ladder that allows a phlebotomist to progress as their skill set grows. As the face of the lab you will have daily interactions with not only patients and families but other health care professionals.

For more information about the NWTC program, contact the Career Development Office at 802-527-0614.

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