Phlebotomy  phlebotomist

Phlebotomy 1 is offered Fall and Spring terms

Phlebotomy 2 is offered Winter and Summer terms

Registration for SpringTerm 2018 begins on March 13th!

What does a Phlebotomist do?

The primary responsibility of a phlebotomist is to draw blood specimens from patients for laboratory tests. The job includes establishing a professional relationship with the patient, selecting and preparing the puncture site, collecting specimens, preparing and maintaining equipment, and caring for the patient after specimen collection. Other duties include entering data into a computer and performing clerical duties associated with lab test record keeping.

Those completing the training are well prepared for productive, rewarding careers in the following settings:

  • Medical laboratories
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Independent reference laboratories
  • Donor facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Healthcare insurance providers
  • Government laboratories

With additional education and training, phlebotomists can advance to become medical laboratory assistants, technicians or technologists.

Basic Course Description

The training consists of two non-credit lecture/lab classes, Phlebotomy 1 and Phlebotomy 2. Upon successful completion of both training classes, you have the necessary skills to seek employment. Once employed for full time (35 hours a week) for one year, you will meet the Route 3 eligibility requirements set by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to qualify to take the national Phlebotomy Technician PBT certification exam at additional cost. Certification is not currently required to work as a phlebotomist in Oregon.

Students must take Phlebotomy 1 and Phlebotomy 2 in order. Two terms are required for completion of course work.

Enrollment is first registered-first in the class and is limited to 16 students per cohort group. Class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Attendance at the first class session each term is mandatory.

The cost for the Phlebotomy Course is $789 per Term.

Phlebotomy Textbooks:

  • Phlebotomy Essentials W/PREPU, ISBN: 978-1496325204,  Publisher: LIPPINCOTT W+W, Cost: $132.98
  • Applied Phlebotomy, ISBN: 978-0781750554 - OPTIONAL-Attend First Class
    5th Edition, Publisher: LIPP W+W, Cost: $58.99


  • Theoretic comprehension of phlebotomy techniques and associated safety, infection control, quality assurance, documentation, ethical, legal and customer service issues
  • Learning and practicing blood collection techniques in the classroom
  • Preparation for the National Phlebotomy Technician PBT(ASCP) certification exam and employment in the fields of phlebotomy.

Requirements for ASCP Certification Eligibility:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Satisfactory completion of the two-term training
  • One year full time employment (35 hours a week) in an accredited laboratory

For additional information contact Kathy Calise.

Current term class information.