Phlebotomy Tech

Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing. Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, physician offices and other health facilities, and are an important member of the clinical laboratory team. Duties of a phlebotomy technician may include drawing blood, preparing specimens for storage or testing, assembling equipment and verifying patients’ records. A phlebotomist may also conduct patient interviews and screen donors at a blood bank.

Degrees & Certificates

This program will prepare you to take the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (PBT) exam offered by The ASCP Board of Certification, or the Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) offered by American Medical Technology (AMT).

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Program Information

Admission Requirements

Individuals must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Have a photo ID and a Social Security card.
  • Be willing to complete a criminal history background check (individuals with any infractions that would prohibit state certification will not be admitted into the program).
  • Be willing to provide evidence of the following required immunizations via Castlebranch electronic compliance tracker:
    • Tuberculosis skin test, flu shot, hepatitis B series vaccine, tetanus, two measles, rubella, mumps, two varicella, and COVID-19 series.
    • Provide proof of completion of a CPR Course for Healthcare Providers, must meet the requirements of the American Heart Association (available through BCE).
  • Prior to the beginning of externships:
    • Be willing to provide the results from a drug screening test prior to the beginning of clinical rotations.
Application Procedure

The Phlebotomy Technician course is offered three times a year and each class size is limited to the first 15 students who have completed the application process.

The completed application packet and all required documentation must be dropped off in person at the BCE Registration Office.

Please Remember

  • Only complete applications are accepted
  • Create a Castlebranch account and pay a $38, non-refundable fee for the electronic compliance tracker.
  • At registration, be prepared to pay $40 with a credit card or debit card for an online background check.
  • At registration, be prepared to pay for the course

   Application Packet

Tuition & Payment Options

Total Cost: $2,300 (includes textbooks, drug screen & NHA exam voucher)

Payment Plan: $2,064Total Cost (includes tuition, textbooks, exam voucher, and a $30 one-time payment plan fee)

The first payment of $490 is due at the time of registration and includes the one-time $30 fee. Four additional payments of $460 are due monthly. Cash payments cannot be used to set up payment plans; payment plans are set up online. Checking and routing information is preferred.  Credit and debit card payments are accepted but additional fees apply.

Financial Aid:
TPEG: Eligible students may receive financial aid for 50% of the tuition based on the availability of funds. Apply at The first payment will be required at registration.

Scholarship: Students may be eligible for the Direct Your Destiny (DYD) Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Scholarship. More information can be found here:

Loans: Student loans may be available through SallieMae’s Smart Option Student Loan.  Call 1-866-439-0993 for more information.

Additional Program Costs
CPR Course $65
Criminal Background Check $40 (paid with a credit or debit card)
Immunization Tracker $30 (paid with a credit or debit card)
Set of Grey Scrubs $15-$25 (price varies)
Next Class Dates

Date: Class begins: June 03, 2023
Registration begins April 03, 2023

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Starting pay averages $12 an hour

*U.S. Department of Labor