Beginning August 2014, Blue Ridge Community College will launch a new continuing education program in Phlebotomy. The program will be offered during the day on the Henderson County Campus and in the evening on the Transylvania County Campus. 

Registration for Fall Semester (for classes on both campuses)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

8 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Sink Building, Thomas Auditorium Gallery

Students must have proof of all requirements and payment at registration. 

Registration will be limited to 30 persons.


Schedule of Courses for Fall Semester

Henderson County Campus, Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 18 through December 8

Transylvania County Campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 9 p.m., August 19 through December 18

Important: Clinical times vary and may be different from the times of class listed above.


About the Program:

Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients and prepare specimens for testing or storage. They work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, laboratories, clinics and blood banks. If you are seeking a career in the health care field, like working with people, and possess good interpersonal skills, a career as a phlebotomy technician may be for you.

The Phlebotomy program is an intense course of study with 3 phases (class, lab and clinical) that prepares students for technician positions to draw blood from patients and prepare specimens for testing or storage in hospitals, physicians’ offices, laboratories, clinics and blood banks. Content includes the circulatory system, anatomy, physiology, and the phlebotomist role in the health care system. The course also covers procedures and the responsibility and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. 

This program is 200 hours: 110 class/ lab and 90 hours clinical.  Clinical hours and location may vary.  
Program graduates receive a certificate of completion and are eligible for state certification.


Information Sessions:

All interested persons should attend one of the following free information sessions to receive important registration and enrollment information:

Thursday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Henderson County Campus, Sink Building Room 233

Monday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Transylvania County Campus, TRCT Room 204

Tuesday, September 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Henderson County Campus, Sink Building Room 223

Wednesday, October 29, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Transylvania County Campus, TRCT Room 204



Course Costs:

Registration Fee: $180

Insurance: $16.30

Materials Fee: $100

Textbook: (estimate) $100   (Available at the BRCC Bookstore)

ID Tag: $5 (Available at the BRCC Bookstore)

Gray Scrubs: (estimate) $30

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening: $66.50   (form available first day of class, cost varies)


Medical Prerequisite:

Students must have proof of immunization for Rubella, Chicken Pox Titer, recent Two-Step TB Skin test with results (good thru clinical), proof of the first Hepatitis B Inoculation OR signed release form for the Hepatitis B Inoculation, and a current Tetanus, before enrolling in the program. A medical form is available for your convenience. Local health departments can provide any or all of the above.


Registration Requirements:

Check website on June 1, 2014, for registration date.

Registration will be held one day only and must be completed in person. It will be first come, first serve with no waiting list. Payment is required at registration.

The student must be 18 years old or older.
The student must provide a copy of current Certified Nurse Aide I license.
The student must provide a copy of current CPR certification.
The student must provide copy of a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

Provide proof of medical requirements (see above).

The following identifications are required:
     Signed Social Security Card (cannot be laminated), or letter from Social Security Office. 
     Current Driver’s License or government-issued picture ID. Names must match.

Clinical Information:

Scheduled hours and duration for each clinical experience will vary according to the clinical facility, but must total 90 hours. Clinical hours may start as early as 5 a.m. and end as late as 5 p.m. Students are usually scheduled 6 to 8 hours per day. A variety of facilities are utilized for clinical practicums. Students must have reliable transportation and be able to travel to designated facilities.


Program Guidelines:

Students should be familiar with the program guidelines before enrolling in the program.


For more information about the Phlebotomy program, contact Blue Ridge Community College at (828) 694-1750.