Phlebotomy and Medical Lab Assistant

Interested in becoming a Phlebotomy Technician and Medical Lab Assistant?  Here are the steps to get you started... 

Step 1:  Register for a Health Occupations Center Orientation

.  Click  HERE to register and view details for our Orientations.  
  • Orientation attendance is MANDATORY
  • Orientation attendance will not be recorded for anyone entering orientation 15 minutes late or more.

Step 2:  Take a Health Occupations Center Entry Screening Test.   

  • Testing information/dates/times will be released at the orientation.
  • You will be able to register for the HOC Entry Screening Test 48 hours after your attend orientation.
  • Interested in preparing for the HOC Entry Screening Test?  
    • Click HERE for a review guide to prepare for the HOC Entry Screening Test (CASAS Reading Goals Test)
    • Look under HOC Courses and English Review Classes.  Register for any open English Review Classes.
  • Have you already taken the CASAS Reading Goals test and received a minimum score of 228?  Click HERE to use your CASAS Reading Goals score 

Course Description:

Although duties differ accordingly to the work site, responsibilities typically include:  drawing blood from patients and donors; assembling equipment; labeling and storing blood samples.  Duties may also include 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.



A passing score on the HOC English Assessment test, a United States High School Diploma or equivalent, certification with the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider, physical exam and immunizations. 


Registration Costs: 



Additional Fees:  (Other prerequisite costs may vary)


Approximate Cost

Due Date

Book #1


First day of class

Book #2


First day of class

National Certification test fee


When requested

State Licensing fee


When requested

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


When requested



Start Date

End Date

Days of the week


August 6, 2019

December 19, 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

August 6, 2019

May 28, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Scrub Color:  Burgundy




C. Curl


Refund policy for this class:

Refunds for this class are permitted only until the 2nd class meeting.  A $25.00 administrative processing fee will be charged for withdrawal/refund of this class.