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Phlebotomy Technician

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are trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods. Our 126-hour program prepares you for an entry level position as a Phlebotomy Technician. We provide 63 hours of instruction in the classroom and online, followed by a laboratory clinical experience. Additionally, an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (8 hours) and Professionalism in the Workplace (7 hours) are given in conjunction with this course. Both are required before attending clinical rotations.

Coursework covers vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles, blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis will be on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Other topics include ethics and medical terminology. Once you have completed our program, you can apply for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician(CPT) exam with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) https://www.nhanow.com/certification/nha-certifications/certified-phlebotomy-technician-(cpt).

Information is subject to change based on industry, facility, or institution requirements.

This course can be delivered via an online hybrid format or in person.

The cost of the program is $1,054. Additional costs include an extended online background check ($50, payable by the student), drug screen ($40, payable by the student), supplies, and textbooks:

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Online Study Guide & Practice Test 2.0

Phlebotomy Technician (PDF)

ALL prerequisites MUST be completed ONE WEEK PRIOR to start of class including Online background check, drug screen, high school diploma or GED, copy of Social Security card, state-Issued ID or TDL (names must match), and all immunization requirements.

  • Online Background Investigation ($50, payable by the student) at https://portal.castlebranch.com/LK53. The results take 48-72 hours. For assistance, please contact or see a registration clerk at the Center for Workforce and Community Development.
  • Drug Screen ($40, payable by the student) at https://portal.castlebranch.com/LK53. The results take 48-72 hours. For assistance, please see a registration clerk at the Center for Workforce and Community Development.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Copy of Social Security Card AND a State-Issued ID or TDL (Names MUST match).
  • All students are required to have the current immunizations listed on this page
  • Classroom: 63 hours
  • Clinical Rotations: 48 hours
  • AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers: 8 hours
  • Professionalism in the Workplace: 7 hours
  • Total Hours: 126

To be eligible to do the clinical at a facility, you will need to have ALL of your shots PRIOR to the start of class and you must bring PROOF of all shot and titer records to the Center for Workforce Development when registering.

  • Hepatitis B — Series of Three doses are required or a Quantitative Titer will be accepted as long as the result shows positive immunity.
  • MMR — Must have two doses of vaccination. Titer accepted.
  • TB Skin Test (PPD) — Test must be negative and taken within 7 2 months of the end date of clinical rotations. If positive, chest X-ray with written results from doctor showing no symptoms of TB accepted OR Chest X-ray with written results within 2 years of start date of class OR QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Blood Test.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP)- Must be within 10 years of the end date of the class.
  • Varicella — Must have two doses of vaccination or titer test with positive results.
  • Flu Vaccine — annual — if clinical rotations are to be completed during flu season. (Oct.-March)

In an effort to better serve student needs and interests, we offer programs along with our educational partners, CCI, and Ed2Go. For a listing of those programs visit:

Check Eligibility for Licensing Exams:

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed. Some examples include, but are not limited to, education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.

HB 1508

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed Some examples include but are not limited to education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.