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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 (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 Campus. This is a limited access program
that requires a special application process. Please note the following deadlines for application to Phlebotomy programs.
- July 15th to start in Fall (August) in Cocoa (Extended deadline and location is Cocoa only)
- October 1st to start in Spring (January)
- April 1st to start Summer
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 a virtual orientation to be considered for program acceptance. The virtual orientation for students applying for Summer Term 2023 is available now and must be completed by the updated April 1st 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."