Course Description:            Phlebotomy and Medical Lab Assistant

Although duties differ according to the work site, responsibilities typically include: drawing blood from patients or donors; assembling equipment; labeling and storing blood samples. Duties may also include plating microorganisms, loading specimens onto analyzers, accessing patient samples, specimen processing, centrifuging samples, making blood smears, staining specimens, using various test kits, facilitating the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and patient data entry. This program consists of 300 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 120 hours of internship where students gain on-the- job experience in a variety of work sites. Work sites may include hospitals, blood banks, clinics, doctors’ offices and laboratories.  Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the National Certification exam.


Prerequisites: a passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, certification with the American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider, immunizations, physical exam and a United States HS Diploma/GED. Additional fees required for background check, National Certification test, and state licensing.


Registration Fee:  $600.00


Additional Fees: (other perquisite costs may vary)


Approximate Cost

Due Date

National Certification test fee


When requested

State licensing fee


When requested

American Data Bank immunization tracker, background check, and drug screen


When requested

Book #1


First day of school

Book #2


First day of school




Start Date

End Date

Days of the Week


January 9, 2018

May 31, 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays

8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Instructor: C. Curl

How to get started?

Attend a Phlebotomy/Medical Lab Assistant orientation at The Health Occupations Center.