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Phlebotomy Technician

Health Science career cluster

Quick Program Facts

Program Description

Our courses provide you with skills and knowledge in technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including collection of blood specimens and venipuncture. The clinical phase allows you to gain hands-on experience in area clinical facilities.

Eligibility Requirements and Prerequisites

For Basic Phlebotomy you must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Provide copy of high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), if applicable
  • Have current health care insurance card
  • Have current Basic Life Support (BLS) health care provider CPR card from the American Heart Association
  • Provide documentation of required immunizations:
    • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
    • Hepatitis B (series of 3; takes 6 months to complete series)
    • Influenza (seasonal from September–March)
    • Mumps/Measles/Rubella
    • TdaP
    • Tuberculosis skin test (negative)

Clinical Course Requirements

You must have successfully completed TCC PLAB-1023 Basic Phlebotomy with a final grade of 80 percent or better.

A drug screen and criminal background check will be conducted when you apply for enrollment in PLAB-1060 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.

Credentials in Detail

After completing this program, you will receive 16.8 CEUs and a TCC Certificate of Completion.

Courses You Will Take

Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

How to Apply

  1. Download, print, and fill out the application.
  2. Submit your completed application and supporting documents in person.
    • Applications for the Fall 2019 class will be accepted July 1–31, 2019.
      • When: Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
      • Where:
        CIE Services Office
        TRTR Room 3417
        300 Trinity Campus Circle
        Fort Worth, TX 76102
        (Trinity River Campus Map)
  3. Register for class.
    • Once you have been accepted, you may register for Phlebotomy Technician courses, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Accommodations

If you need to request accommodations, please call us at 817-515-1071.



Trinity River Campus

Community & Industry Education Services
Susan Cramer, RN, B.S.N., M.A.

Updated December 04, 2018