Basic Phlebotomy is a 48-hour course designed to provide you with a theoretical background for the collection of blood specimens. Topics include professionalism, ethics, medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, utilization of laboratory equipment and skills needed to perform a venipuncture.

Phlebotomy Clinical is a 120-hour course that serves as the clinical practice extension of the basic phlebotomy course. It is designed to provide you with additional theoretical knowledge while concentrating on the development of skills useful in phlebotomy. You must have successfully completed Basic Phlebotomy in order to take Phlebotomy Clinical.

Basic and Clinical Course Requirements

You must:

  • Be 18 years old.
  • Provide copy of high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Pass reading and basic math tests, which are required for entry. Please call for test date three months before class starts.
  • Have current CPR for health care providers course completion card.
  • Provide documentation of required immunizations:
    • Tuberculosis skin test (negative)
    • Hepatitis B (series of three; takes six months to complete series)
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
    • Mumps/Measles/Rubella
    • Chicken Pox (Varicella)

Clinical Course Requirements

You must have successfully completed TCC Basic Phlebotomy with a final grade of 80 percent or better.

A drug screen and criminal background check will be conducted on students applying for enrollment in Phlebotomy Clinical. You must have a negative drug test and no disqualification from the criminal background check in order to be registered in Phlebotomy Clinical.

These programs are eligible for financial aid.


  • PLAB-1023 Basic Phlebotomy
  • PLAB-1060 Phlebotomy Clinical


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Updated October 31, 2013


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