PVCC Workforce Services Healthcare-Phlebotomy Technician

Class Description:

This 65-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals 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 skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. 

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED and Active, unrestricted Nurse Aide Certification issued from the Virginia Board of Nursing is required prior to registration. Minimum age is 18 and must not have any convictions since becoming a CNA.

Job Outlook

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm

Tuition

Full Tuition: $2,334 (Textbooks and NHA exam fees included)/ FastForward Tuition: $778

NEW! Earn $1,000 Credential Achievement Award upon obtaining the final credential in this program.
Visit www.pvcc.edu/virginia-ready for more information. 

What organization certifies this program?

CPT- National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

How do I register?

Students must complete the pre-healthcare course through CANVAS prior to enrollment. For more information and directions to sign-up, please complete the Healthcare Career Information Form

  What is the pre-healthcare course and why is it required?
  • It replaces the previously required Information session for enrollment. Students can view a pre-recorded information session, on their own schedule, and upload required admission documents.

  • It allows students to learn, in a low-pressure environment, more information about our programs, admission requirements and financial assistance while learning to navigate online learning management platform to increase class success should the student desires to register.

  • Most common questions are answered during the session and allows students to email the Healthcare team to ask follow-up or case specific questions in a private environment.

Financial Assistance

This class is eligible for financial assistance through FastForward and the Financial Assistance for Noncredit Training Resulting in Industry Credentials (FANTIC). Go to www.pvcc.edu/fastforward for more information