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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

The Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students 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.

Following the completion of the classroom portion of the course, students will be scheduled for 120 hours of clinical practice at a local medical facility.  After successful completion of both the classroom instruction and clinical practice, students are prepared to take their national certification exam.

Why BridgeValley?

  • Learn from experienced, credentialed instructors
  • Access one-on-one help to improve your comprehension and learn how to apply your enhanced knowledge
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with classmates and professionals
  • Stay on track to earn your credential with a structured learning experience and support

Course Pre-requisites:

  • To enroll in the class:
    • High school diploma or TASC completion
  • Prior to clinical practice
    • Documented immunology records
    • Criminal background check and drug screen
  • Must be able to prove that COVID-19 vaccinations have been received prior to class start date.

Students learn:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Blood collection procedures
  • Specimen handling
  • Hands-on practice

Upcoming class schedules

  • Dates:
    • Summer 2023 Classes: May 26th - July 28th, 2023
      • Application deadline: May 15th, 2023*

*End date may need to be extended due to holidays - check back for updates

  • Days & Times
    • 6 consecutive Fridays, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • 3 40-hour clinicals at a local medical facility
    • 1 final Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM**

**Last class will be used for review in the morning and national certification testing in the afternoon.

  • Location:
    • Building 2000; Room 026
    • Turn onto Union Carbide Drive from Kanawha Blvd.
    • At the top of the hill, turn left into the main parking lot
  • Delivery format:
    • Content will be delivered in the classroom and may have online components.
    • Clinical practice will be on-site at local medical facilities

Tuition & materials

  • $1,955 (includes 50 hours of classroom instruction, 120 hours of clinical practice, textbooks, equipment, student uniforms, drug screening, background check, required immunizations, national certification exam, and all related materials)
  • This class is approved for 4 hours of college credit; a posting fee of $35 per credit hour applies.

Financial aid:

  • May be available for those who qualify
  • Complete the FAFSA application and list BridgeValley as one of your schools.
  • Then complete the application for the Workforce HEAPS grant.

To register:

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