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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 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 2021 (August) for the Cocoa and Palm Bay Campuses
- November 1st to start in Spring 2022 (January) for Cocoa and Palm Bay.
- March 1st to start in Summer 2022 (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!
You must complete an orientation to be considered for program acceptance. In-person orientations have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about orientation options for the next Fall Term 2021 application period will be available soon.
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 a student, including clinical rotations at Parrish, which led to a job."