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Explore the Phlebotomy Program
Important Note: Deadline for Fall 2022 applications extended to July 5th! Review the info, complete your virtual orientation and apply. Reach out to advising with questions.
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 (12 weeks in summer). A 6-week minimester course with lab is taught on campus, with the remainder of the term spent completing a 100-hour supervised clinical 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.
- March 1st to start Summer (May) for Palm Bay only
- July 5th to start in Fall (August) for the Cocoa and Palm Bay Campuses (Extended deadline!)
- October 1st to start in Spring (January) for Cocoa only
All applicants must complete a Phlebotomy Orientation. Please see the information box on this page for orientation information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: During the Phlebotomy class on campus, students will be doing venipuncture on each other!
You must complete an orientation to be considered for program acceptance. Orientation for Fall Term 2022 is available now and must be completed and all required follow-up materials submitted by the July 5th extended application deadline.
You should also meet with an advisor if you have not and review admissions requirements.
You should 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 a student, including clinical rotations at Parrish, which led to a job."