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Phlebotomy Technician

ATTENTION: The current CCMA cohort is closed and in progress (we no longer offer Phlebotomy, Electrocardiogram and Patient Care Tech classes separately – instead, we offer a single 9-month CCMA cohort program). For information about the selection process for upcoming CCMA cohorts, please check the VSCC Continuing Education website beginning in early March 2016.

If you are interested in the next cohort that will start Spring 2016, please contact us and get on the interest list. We will notify you of the next information sessions. 

Phlebotomy Technician Course

Vol State's Health Sciences Center of Emphasis, in conjunction with the Rx-TN (A Prescription for Healthcare Training in Tennessee) Grant, offers Phlebotomy as part of its 9-month CCMA cohort program.  This course uses a mixture of online work and either evening or weekend class meetings.  Students are placed in healthcare facilities to apply classroom learnings in work settings.  Upon completion of the Phlebotomy portion of the cohort program, students will sit for the National Healthcareer Association Phlebotomy Technician certification.

What do Phlebotomists do?
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, blood or other biohazard fluids, in accordance with laws and standards
  • Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods
  • Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer.
  • Collect fluid or tissue samples and specimens at specific time intervals for tests
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles or syringes are new
Where do Phlebotomists work?
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Blood Banks/Plasma Centers
  • Laboratories
  • Hospital Based Clinics
  • Rehabilitation and Long-term Care centers
  • Surgical Centers
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Health Departments
  • Primary Care/Physicians’ offices
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • Community Outreach Centers
  • And more…
Course Cost:  $850
  • Includes: 
    • Textbook
    • Lab supplies
    • Two sets of scrubs
    • Basic Life Support training course
    • Strong student support
  • Additional Costs (not included in the course cost):
    • Background Check
    • Drug Screen
    • Immunizations
    • Liability Insurance
    • Personal Medical Insurance
    • Certification Exam (CPT Exam cost: $105)


Contact: Brenda Blankenship
Rx TN Completion Coach
(615) 230-3624