A Few Months to a New Career in Health Care

A career in phlebotomy is both a rewarding field on its own and a stepping stone to many more opportunities within the healthcare industry. Through a program at Trocaire that takes just a few months to complete, a small time commitment may result in your mastering of an important skill that can add to your clinical expertise, open new doors to you or initiate a change in career.

Phlebotomy Plus Program

Trocaire College, 716  Ministries, and United Way are partnering to offer the Phlebotomy Plus Program! This application is free. Applications will be reviewed first come, first served. The Phlebotomy Plus Program is offered four times a year.


July 2024 Cohort (Remote & In Person)

July 10th- September 14th, 2024
Days: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: Wednesday 5:30 pm-9 pm (Remote),
Saturdays 9 am-12:30 pm (In person)

Mandatory Moodle Orientation: Wednesday, July 10th, 2024 at 5:30 pm held virtually or at Gerard Place- 2515 Bailey Ave Buffalo 14215 Building 3 (Final location of Orientation TBD)

*Days & Times are currently tentative*

Located at:
Gerard Place- 2515 Bailey Ave Buffalo 14215 Building 3

August 19th– September 6th, 2024 (No classes will be held during clinical weeks)
Monday – Friday
Offsite lab held daily (8 am-4 pm)


$1,800 (Scholarships are offered when available) which includes the following below:

Students may receive the following services and course materials at no additional cost:

  • Textbook
  • Phlebotomy Chart
  • Eight (8) Sessions of Work Readiness
  • Career Coaching and Mentoring
  • Employer Networking

*Students can obtain a loaner computer from Trocaire after enrollment for class*

Phlebotomy Program Application

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What is a Phlebotomist?

Phlebotomists are technicians trained to draw blood for medical tests, transfusions, donations or research. Working in phlebotomy may require you to provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions to their blood draw or simply to explain your work and help patients feel less nervous. Phlebotomists are also responsible for the assembly and maintenance of a variety of medical instruments including needles, test tubes and blood vials. It is vital that they also keep a safe and sanitary work area, as well as correctly label drawn blood for testing or processing.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomists in Western New York can expect a median annual wage of $37,380 or $17.97/hour. Starting salaries can be $29,730 or approximately $15/hour.

The employment rate for phlebotomists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, much larger than the average for all occupations.

For more information to get started on your journey working as a phlebotomist please refer to

Employment Path Possibilities

Phlebotomists mainly work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers and doctors’ offices. Experience could also lead to careers in fields such as:

Click the button below to be directed to our current course enrollment page where you can start your new path in Phlebotomy today.


Offered by Trocaire College’s Office of Workforce Development, Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, this 10-week course provides both quality classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences. Three weeks of full-time clinical hours in a local hospital or laboratory are also required.

Completion of this course will prepare students for all entry-level phlebotomy competencies as well as give them eligibility to sit for the National Certifying Exam.

Coursework includes:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Specimen collection, transport and processing
  • Laboratory testing
  • Infection control and safety
  • Quality control
  • Professionalism and healthcare delivery

A Trocaire College certificate of completion will be issued upon satisfying all course requirements.