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Blue Ridge Community College offers a continuing education program in Phlebotomy. The program schedule and enrollment requirements are outlined on this page.

Registration for Spring Semester 2015 

Tuesday, December 9, 1 to 3 p.m.

Transylvania County Campus, Straus Building Room 140

Students must have proof of all requirements and payment at registration. 

Registration will be limited to 15 persons.


Schedule of Courses for Spring Semester 2015

Transylvania County Campus

January 7 to April 30, 2015

Class will meet Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Applied Technology Building Room 205 on the Transylvania County Campus in Brevard.

Clinical days and times will be announced and will vary.


About the Program:

Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients and prepare specimens for testing or storage. They work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, laboratories, clinics and blood banks. If you are seeking a career in the health care field, like working with people, and possess good interpersonal skills, a career as a phlebotomy technician may be for you.

The Phlebotomy program is an intense course of study with 3 phases (class, lab and clinical) that prepares students for technician positions to draw blood from patients and prepare specimens for testing or storage in hospitals, physicians’ offices, laboratories, clinics and blood banks. Content includes the circulatory system, anatomy, physiology, and the phlebotomist role in the health care system. The course also covers procedures and the responsibility and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. 

This program is 200 hours: 110 class/ lab and 90 hours clinical.  Clinical hours and location may vary.
Program graduates receive a certificate of completion and are eligible for state certification.


Required Information Sessions:

All interested persons should attend one of the following free information sessions to receive important registration and enrollment information:

Monday, February 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Transylvania County Campus, TRCT Room 204

Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Henderson County Campus, Sink Room 233

Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Transylvania County Campus, TRCT Room 204

Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Henderson County Campus, Sink Room 233


Course Costs:

Registration Fee: $180 (required at registration)

Insurance: $67.30 (required at registration)

Materials Fee: $100 (required at registration)

Textbook: (estimate) $100   (Available at the BRCC Bookstore)

ID Tag: $5 (Available at the BRCC Bookstore)

Gray Scrubs: (estimate) $30

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening: $66.50   (form available first day of class, cost varies)


Medical Prerequisite:

Students must have proof of immunization for Rubella, Chicken Pox Titer, recent Two-Step TB Skin test with results (good thru clinical), proof of the first Hepatitis B Inoculation OR signed release form for the Hepatitis B Inoculation, and a current Tetanus, before enrolling in the program. A medical form is available for your convenience. Local health departments can provide any or all of the above.


Registration Requirements:

Registration will be held Tuesday, December 9 (1 to 3 p.m.) and must be completed in person at the Transylvania County Campus. It will be first come, first serve with no waiting list. Payment is required at registration.

  • The student must be 18 years old or older.
  • The student must provide a copy of current Certified Nurse Aide I license.
  • The student must provide a copy of current CPR certification.
  • The student must provide copy of a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.
  • Provide proof of medical requirements (see above).

The following identifications are required: 

  • Signed Social Security Card (cannot be laminated), or letter from Social Security Office.
  •  Current Driver’s License or government-issued picture ID. Names must match.


Clinical Information:

Scheduled days, hours and duration for each clinical experience will vary according to the clinical facility, but must total 90 hours. Clinical hours may start as early as 5 a.m. and end as late as 5 p.m. Students are usually scheduled 6 to 8 hours per day. A variety of facilities are utilized for clinical practicums. Students must have reliable transportation and be able to travel to designated facilities.


Program Guidelines:

Students should be familiar with the program guidelines before enrolling in the program.


For more information about the Phlebotomy program:

Contact Us

Blue Ridge Community College
Phlebotomy Program

(828) 694-1750