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Libby Neu

Libby Neu

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 a student, including clinical rotations at Parrish, which led to a job." 

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.

Phlebotomy and symbol in circleThe Phlebotomy Program is a 16-week course of study (12 weeks in summer).

A 6-week minimester course with lab is taught on campus, and is followed by a 10-week supervised 100-hour hospital experience.

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 and Palm Bay Campuses. 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) for Cocoa and Palm Bay
  • November 1st to start in Spring (January) for Cocoa only
  • April 1st to start in Summer (May) for Palm Bay only
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!

Mandatory Orientation

You must complete an orientation to be considered for program acceptance. In-person orientations are on a walk-in basis (no invitation/appointment required) at the dates, times and locations listed below. Information on an alternate online orientation is posted after each session.

Program Start: Summer 2019 (May) - for classes on the Palm Bay Campus only

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Orientation: March 13, 2019, 6 - 7:30 PM
Palm Bay Campus, Building 1, Room 139 - Community Dining Room

Program Start: Fall 2019 (August) - for classes on the Cocoa and Palm Bay Campuses

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

Orientation: May 8, 2019, 6 - 7:30 PM
Melbourne Campus, Building 15, Rooms 203 / 204

Program Start: Spring 2020 (January) - for classes on the Cocoa Campus only

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You are welcome to submit your Phlebotomy application and $25 application fee AFTER completing the orientation. For more information, please see Application Procedures.