Phlebotomy Technician Program

Phlebotomy Technician Program

What is a Phlebotomy Technician?

A Phlebotomy Technician is an important member of the clinical laboratory team, drawing blood from patients, transporting the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing, and entering patient data into computer systems.

Course Description

This 120 hour course prepares students for entry-level competencies as phlebotomist in hospitals, clinics, blood banks, and other healthcare settings. Students will develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures during 80 hours of on-campus training followed by 40 hours of offsite clinical externships. Our graduates will be trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture, and micro-collection techniques.

In addition, our students will be able to identify and select equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection and understand factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results.

Please note: Students must have reliable transportation to clinical sites assigned by the instructor. Clinical dates are assigned based off of the site availability. Request are taken, but not always granted.


This course prepares you to take the national certification exams issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This exam takes place at TRCC. Students who take the National Certification Exam, will receive a National Certificate.  Completion of 80 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours (30 venipunctures + 10 finger sticks) are mandatory in order to receive a certificate of completion.  Attendance is required, after the third absence a student is no longer eligible to pass the course or to site for the certification exam.  Tardiness over 30 minutes = 1 absence.

Note: In order to register for the NHA Certification exam, students will need to upload proof in the NHA system prior to taking the exam. If you DO NOT of a high school diploma or GED, you will NOT be able to take the NHA Certification Exam.

HLTH 2097 Health Elective (3 credits) can be awarded through the credential assessment process and applied toward the Certified Medical Assistant AS Degree. To earn credit through this option, an individual must submit documentation validating national and/or state certification or licensure to the Program Coordinator for evaluation of credentials.

A final grade of 70 (C-) or higher is required to pass this course.


NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields.

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. High school diploma or GED required for NHA exam.
  3. HEALTH FORM REQUIRED – Completion of Health Form with immunizations and two-step PPD is required to attend clinical for this program. US citizenship and Hep B Vaccines required for some clinical sites; Hep B waiver is not an option. Please complete the form with your medical provider. You can download the form here: TRCC Health Form.
  4. Clean criminal background. A criminal background check may be performed. Students who have a criminal record are denied access to clinical internship sites.

COVID-19 vaccine for students at clinical sites

Students who have internships (at hospitals, medical centers, clinics, etc.) connected to their academic studies at a CSCU institution, and who do not want to get the COVID-19 vaccine due to medical or non-medical reasons, should apply for an exemption at that organization/site.  CSCU can only grant and control medical and non-medical exemptions on the college campus-not outside it.   We understand that some clinical/allied health sites may not allow for any exemptions, and if this is the case, we should work with the student to find an alternate suitable site.  If this cannot be accomplished, the student should be advised of this and may need to reevaluate their decision to not get the vaccine.

Required Supplies

  1. Navy Blue Scrubs & Lab Coat, 2 preferred
  2. Recommended but not required: Interactive Review – Phlebotomy Technician. This can be purchased here.

Course Schedule

Summer 2024 CRN# 80050

  • Instructor:  Cherie Baldoz
    • Instructional Method:  Traditional – These are fully on-campus classes. For more information about Instructional Methods, visit here.
  • Lecture
    • Dates: 6/10/2024 – 8/26/2024
    • Days and Time: Mondays & Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: A206
  • Clinical (day time hours only) – Clinical locations will be given to students towards the middle of the course to ensure they have ample time to inform employers of this training because time off from work may be required. Clinical placements are made on a case-by-case basis. Placement will be staggered after lectures end.
  • Cost: $2,499 – textbook & certification exam costs included.  Textbook will be delivered on the first day of class.
  • Registration deadline: 6/3/2024

Register Now!

To register for this course, please visit our Workforce Registration Page. You’ll find directions on how to register, along with information about information sessions with Workforce advisors, funding sources for financing your tuition, refund policies, and more.

SNAP, Veterans and WIOA Eligible