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Phlebotomy (Noncredit)Workforce Development & Career Readiness

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Phlebotomy Program

View COA – Elizabeth City/Edenton-Chowan Phlebotomy Classes

View COA – Dare Phlebotomy Classes

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.


  1. You must be a certified healthcare worker (CNA, LPN, RN, EMT, etc.) or currently enrolled in one of these programs
  2. Testing/Reading requirements: High school diploma/GED or Reading placement test score or college-level English with a 10th-grade reading level, or CASAS score of “244 – 248” (maximum of two tests, at least seven days apart, within 90 days, then recommend remediation prior to testing again for a third try)


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)