Phlebotomy and Medical Lab Assistant

How to get started?

Our spring semester has begun.  Your next opportunity to start a program at HOC will be fall 2019.  Please check the HOC website again in February 2019 for detailed information.


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 Math/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


January 8, 2019

May 30, 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays

8:00 am – 4:30 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.