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Explore the Phlebotomy Program
Phlebotomists are medical professionals who draw blood from patients for various lab tests and procedures. This one-semester program of study prepares the student for employment as an entry-level Phlebotomist by teaching them the techniques and theory needed to successfully take and pass the national certification exam and enter the health care field.
The Phlebotomy Program is a 16-week course of study. A 6-week minimester course with lab is taught on campus, and is followed by a 10-week supervised 105-hour hospital experience. The program currently is offered in the Spring and Fall terms. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take a national certification exam (State of FL certification not required). Students must be 18 years of age to be accepted into the Phlebotomy Program.
The Phlebotomy program is taught on the Cocoa Campus and will also be offered on the
Palm Bay Campus, beginning in the Fall of 2017. This is a limited access program that
requires a special application process. Please note the following deadlines for application to Phlebotomy programs.
- June 1st to start in Fall (August)
- November 1st to start in Spring (January)
All applicants must attend a Phlebotomy Orientation. Please see the information box on this page for orientation dates.
IMPORTANT NOTE: During the Phlebotomy class on campus, students will be doing venipuncture on each other!
You must complete orientation to be considered for program acceptance. In-person orientations are hosted only at the Cocoa Campus, and are on a walk-in basis (no invitation/appointment required). Information on an alternate online orientation is posted after each session.
Program Start: Spring 2018 (January)
Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017
Orientation: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017,
6 - 8 PM, Cocoa, Building 20, Room 205. View the alternate orientation process.
Program Start: Fall 2018 (August)
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
Orientation: Wednesday, May 16, 2018,
6 - 8 PM, Cocoa Location TBA
You are welcome to submit your Phlebotomy application and $25 application fee AFTER
completing the orientation. For more information, please see Application Procedures.
Meet a Graduate
Phlebotomist, Parrish Medical Center
"My instructors at EFSC really cared about each of us & wanted us to succeed. What really helped was having so many hours of hands-on training while I was a student, including clinical rotations at Parrish, which led to a job."