Program Overview

Phlebotomy Continuing Education Program

student wearing purple gloves and practicing putting needle in arm of mannequin
Through coursework and clinical experiences, students learn how to collect blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for venipuncture and specimen collections and are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification exam for phlebotomy. Students, at their expense, are required to undergo a criminal background check at and show proof of specific immunizations prior to beginning the clinical portion of the training. Required Daytime Clinical. Certain findings on the criminal background check may prohibit students from attending clinicals. Textbook and study guide required.

Prerequisites and Requirements

These items are not covered in the course fee

  • Proof of High School Diploma or high school equivalency
  • Proof of the following immunizations are due at the time of registration: (two doses or positive titer MMR, Varicella; T/dap; Hep B series; Influenza/Flu (exempt for summer term only); and TB (annual TB test).
  • Hunter green scrubs (tops and bottoms) and puncture resistant, closed toe shoes or sneaker (all white or all black)
  • Criminal background check and drug screening which will be administered by Castle Branch at a cost of approximately $97. Do not do this on your own. Information will be provided at orientation once a student registers for a class.
  • CPR class, textbook, and testing ($30). The textbook may be purchased or borrowed from the Durham Tech Library. Register for the class at Duke Street North or Orange County Campus. The class will be held at the Orange County Campus.

Certification Exam

Program graduates may register for the certification exam on the National Healthcare Association (NHA) website. Two weeks prior to the end of the course, your instructor will distribute instructions on how to register and pay for the exam ($117). Students must pass the course with a 75 percent or better to sit for the NHA exam. Students cannot register for the exam if they have not passed the course.

The registration deadline is 5 days prior to the class start date. This course qualifies for financial assistance and the grant deadline is 10 days prior to the class start date. 

Note: Since prerequisite documentation is required at the time of registration, online registration is not available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis based on having all the prerequisite documentation at the time of registration.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees


Contact Hours



Duke Street North

Upcoming Class Offerings for Phlebotomy Tech Hybrid (MLA-3022B)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
1/27 - 5/27
1/28 - 7/6
6/1 - 6/19
6/22 - 7/6
M,W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
T,TH,F,S,SU 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
M,T,W,TH,F 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
M,W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM