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Registration Information
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Blue Ridge Community College offers a continuing education program in Phlebotomy.

For enrollment requirements: For course schedule:
View Registration Information   View Phlebotomy Course Schedule


Requirements for Registration

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

  • The candidate must be an active Nurse AIde I or Nurse AIde II on the Nurse Aide Registry or be certified as an EKG Tech or Medical Assistant.
  • The candidate must be 18 years old or older.
  • The candidate must provide a copy of current CPR certification. View the AHA CPR Class Schedule
  • 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.

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. The course content includes the circulatory system, anatomy, physiology; with an emphasis on 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. The location and hours of Clinical may vary. Please Note: Clinical takes place Tuesday through Fridays. Upon successful completion of both class content and clinical, candidates qualify to sit for the National Certification Exam.

Course Costs:

  • To be paid at registration: $352.30 (includes $1.30 accident insurance) payable to Blue Ridge Community College.
  • Textbook available at the College Bookstore. Cost varies. Contact the College Bookstore at (828) 694-1720.
  • ID Tag: $10 (Available at the College Bookstore.)
  • Gray Scrubs: (estimate) $30

Medical Prerequisite:

Students must have proof of immunization for Rubella, Chicken Pox, A Two-Step TB Skin test that has been done recently and valid through timeframe of program, proof of the first Hepatitis B Inoculation, a current Tetanus, and seasonal flu vaccination before enrolling in the program. See Medical Form for a list of required Immunizations. Check with your primary care physician for records/or to obtain immunizations. The Department of Health can also provide immunizations and required proof.

Medical Form

Clinical Information:

Scheduled days, 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.

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