Phlebotomy Technician Program

Community | Health & Medical | 80 Hours

The Phlebotomy Technician program is offered every semester throughout the school year. Students who enroll in this course will be trained in venipuncture and handsticks with technical instruction to include anatomy, collections, specimens, and lab tests. Tuition for this course includes all required materials, textbooks, and testing fees. Students must produce a vaccine record showing the Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine and a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test. Students are also responsible for purchasing and coming to class in black scrubs.

Students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam upon successful completion of the course and after meeting the required sticking regulations per NHA’s policy. To meet these requirements students will be expected to practice venipunctures on classmates and volunteers brought in by the student. More information about NHA can be found at

Career Day to Day

With a National Healthcareer Certification in Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), careers will mostly be centered in hospitals or laboratories. There will be opportunities in doctor’s offices, outpatient care centers, and ambulance work. Most job listings will require 1 (one) year of work experience which is usually obtained through working blood drives or plasma centers. Phlebotomists usually stand frequently during their shifts and will be exposed to needles and human blood.

Opportunities for advancement can include Medical Laboratory Technician, Collections Specialist, Traveling Phlebotomist, Dialysis Technician, Physician Assistant, and transitions to Registered Nurse with additional education and training.



Read and write the English language. A high school diploma is required for this program. While CFAAT does not conduct a background check, background checks may be required for employment. A Tuberculosis test and vaccine records proving a Hepatitis B shot has been received within the last thirty (30) years will be required by the third week of class.

Next Steps

The schedule, tuition rates, location information, and payment plan options can all be viewed on the registration site. Use the button below to get started. For questions call 757-766-1101 or email

The Youth Workforce is a federally funded grant program that may be able to assist you in paying for this course. They work with students ages 18-24 that meet certain grant requirements. To apply, click the button below. Reach out to YWC before registering for the program as they can assist in that process. View their website by clicking here.

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Employment Data

Job Outlook, 2021-31

The projected percent change in employment from 2021 to 2031. The average growth rate for all occupations is 5 percent.


Job Growth Rate for Phlebotomists

2021 Median Pay per hour

Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics survey.

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