APPLICATION DATES: Through January 11, 2022

CLASS DATES: February 14, 2022 - April 20, 2022 (Mondays, Wednesdays 7:00pm-9:30pm) Clinical Dates: April 21, 2022 - May 25, 2022


Total Hours of Instruction:  45

Exam: Exam Fee is included

Materials:  Students will need access to a computer/laptop and internet. All other class materials are included.

Course Description:

The CVCC Phlebotomy Technician Program is designed to prepare students to be professional Phlebotomy Technicians dedicated to safely collecting venous and dermal blood specimens for laboratory testing.

In addition to classroom training students will participate in clinical training that will be completed in an accredited laboratory at a local medical center. The program prepares graduates to sit for the ASCP-BOC national certification exam in Phlebotomy. Graduates are equipped to prepare the patient, perform venipuncture and dermal blood collection, maintain the quality of the specimen and assist with collection of other non-blood specimens in a variety of settings. Students enjoy practicing skills in the classroom and during clinical rotations for real-world experience and while earning relevant experience to begin a rewarding career in health care.

This is a 45 hour class that will cover theory and in-class practice. Each student will be required to attend orientation at a Clinical Site, obtain 100 hours at the clinical site and perform 100 successful, unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures. An exam review session will be held following clinical rotations.


Required Background / Prerequisites:

  • 18 Years or Older
  • Hold a Government Issued Photo ID
  • Graduate from High School (or Equivalent, i.e. GED)
  • Medical Terminology Preferred (not required)
  • Assessment Requirements (as described on FF Application)
  • Criminal Background Check Required *
  • Drug, Nicotine & Tobacco Screening Required *
  • Required Immunizations Prior to Clinical Rotations (Flu, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, or Titers Showing immunity, TB Skin Test/Quantiferon Gold or Chest X-Ray) * (Tetanus & Hepatitis are recommended, but not required.)
  • Complete FastForward Participant Intake Form
  • Complete FastForward Application
  • * Candidates responsible for screening & immunization fees.


Phlebotomy Technician (PBT)

Accrediting Agency:

American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP)

Full Tuition: $2,334 (without financial aid option)

Financial Aid Options Available:

Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) – Student must meet Virginia Domicile criteria. Cost reduced to $778
Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credential (FANTIC) & G3 – Funding based on income limits. Cost reduced to $0.
Tobacco Commission - Students that meet Virginia Domicile criteria and live in a county or city eligible for funding through the Tobacco Commission. Cost reduced to $389
Other: Additional resources are available through Community Partners. Cost reduced to $0.

Course offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Development office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.