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Phlebotomy (Noncredit)Workforce Development & Career Readiness

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Phlebotomy Program

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Phlebotomy classes provide theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on:

  • Ethics
  • Legalities
  • Medical terminology
  • Safety and universal precautions
  • Healthcare delivery systems
  • Patient relations
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Specimen collection

Workforce Development and Career Readiness Phlebotomy Handbook

Upon completion, you should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various healthcare settings and may be eligible for national certification as a phlebotomy technician.

How to Apply

Your high school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) is also required.

Complete the following courses with a “PC” or “C” or better from a regionally accredited institution before registering or achieving the minimum scores listed on one of the following placement tests:

Reading 81 41 80 500 22
Eng/Writing 70 41 86 500 18
Math 47 Pre-Algebra 41 Numeric 55 Arithmetic 500 22
Math 66 Beginning Algebra 41 Intermediate
75 Early Algebra 500 22
You must have completed one unit of high school biology with a “C” or higher. (You may substitute BIO 090 or higher at a post-secondary institution.)
Join us for an orientation session at least one week prior to the start of class. Please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2257 for orientation dates. We’ll provide handouts for those who register after orientation.


Class/lab: 112 hours (eight weeks)

Clinical: 88 hours (five weeks – one hour per week will be a journal activity)

Total hours: 200 (13 weeks)