Phlebotomy 1 is offered Fall and Spring terms

Fall Term 2020 Informational Meeting TBA

Attendance at an informational meeting about the program is highly recommended. The instructor will be available to answer questions about a career as a Phlebotomist.

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 terms of non-credit lecture/lab courses. Upon successful completion of both terms, the student will have the necessary skills to seek employment. Once employed for full time (35 hours a week) for one year, they 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 both terms for successful 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 9:30am - 12:30pm. Attendance at the first class session each term is mandatory.

The cost for the Phlebotomy Course is $799 per term.

Phlebotomy Textbooks

The textbooks you will need for Phlebotomy classes are listed here. Note that details such as publication edition, copyright year, and ISBN numbers will help you find the correct text when searching online. We highly recommend that you purchase the edition listed. If you buy from a site such as Powell's or, you can simply copy and paste the ISBN number into the search field.

Phlebotomy Essentials W/PREPU
ISBN: 978-1496325204
Cost: $132.98

Applied Phlebotomy, 5th Edition
ISBN: 978-0781750554 (OPTIONAL - Attend First Class)
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

Contact us

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Kathy Calise
Program Director

Current term class information.