Skip to main content

Phlebotomy Technician

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 & Prerequisites

For Basic Phlebotomy you must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Provide copy of high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Bring your:
    • Photo ID in the form of a driver's license, U.S. passport, or military ID
    • Social Security card
  • 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.

Course List

Check course availability

Go to Course Sections Offered by Term in WebAdvisor and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

How to Apply

Next Application Period

Monday, October 26—Friday, November 27, 2020

System Requirements

Both courses will be delivered in an online environment for Fall 2020.

If you are taking these courses, you are required to own a Windows or Mac desktop or laptop computer that meets these minimum requirements:

  • Internet access
  • Video capability
  • Operating system:
    • Windows 8 or higher
    • Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher
  • Browser: Google Chrome

Note: Chromebooks are not compatible with some applications used in the courses.

Practicum or practice hours will be arranged.

Follow These Steps to Apply

  1. Download, print, and fill out the application.
    • We will post the application on Monday, October 26, 2020.
  2. Gather the required supporting documents listed in the application.
    • We will not consider any applications submitted without all supporting documents.
  3. Scan your completed application and supporting documents.
    • Email your application materials to:
    • Application deadline: Friday, November 27, 2020
  4. 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 817-515-1484



Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions Advising
Advising Resource Hub


Advising by Appointment 

Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated August 11, 2020