Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician


180 contact hours (80 Didactic 100 externship)
Tuition: $2000
Cost includes Instruction, text and classroom supplies, CPR class, Background check and drug testing. Limit 14 students

The Phlebotomy Technician with Externship Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. The 80-hour classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform venipuncture methods. This includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with training arms and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician. This course also requires students to work in a CLIA approved laboratory setting and function under direct supervision of a phlebotomist.

*The externship portion is one hundred (100) uncompensated hours in length. Externship locations will be assigned to students by the Phlebotomy Externship Coordinator. Students are expected to perform a minimum of 100 successful blood collection procedures including venipunctures and dermal punctures. Successful completion makes the student eligible to sit for the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification exam.

**Please note all students must submit to random drug testing and a Background Check before participating in the Externship. In addition, students must provide proof of valid/current BLS for Healthcare Providers, have documentation of a recent (within 6 months) physical and provide proof of required immunizations.

To register for this program, please contact:

Sue Reneker
Program Coordinator
(304)260-4380 x 2302


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