Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

What is a phlebotomy technician?

Today's phlebotomy technicians play a vital role in the operations of the clinical laboratory. Phlebotomy is the procedure of puncturing a vein to collect blood either for analysis or transfusion. A phlebotomist or phlebotomy technician is the individual who collects the blood specimen by venipuncture or skin puncture to aid in the assessment of a patient's medical condition.

Students must complete the prerequisites prior to registering including transcript/GED, immunizations, and criminal background check.

Course Schedule

  • Summer 2024


    Phlebotomy Lecture - PLAB 1023

    • 06/04/24 - 06/24/24
      • Mon. - Fri. | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • 07/15/24 - 10/21/24
      • Mon. & Wed. | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Phlebotomy Clinic - PLAB 1061

    • 06/25/24 - 07/16/24
      • Times & Dates will be determined after completion of lecture.

    • 10/22/24 - 12/03/24
      • Times & Dates will be determined after completion of lecture.

    Completion of both lecture & clinic is required for full certification

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Completed health history form
  • Copy of high school diploma/GED or transcript or copy of college/university diploma or transcript
  • Criminal background check
  • Copies of all required immunization records
  • Proof of negative TB Test within the last year
  • Drug screen
  • Course Descriptions

    PLAB 1023: Phlebotomy (Lecture and Lab Skills)

    Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Students will be required to perform venipunctures on other students during the course. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED or higher education.

    PLAB 1061: Phlebotomy – Clinical

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Students will be required to complete 100 clock hours of clinical training with a minimum of 100 successful, unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures. Clinical rotations will be assigned during the course and can include various times of the day or evening including graveyard hours, early morning or late afternoon hours. Flexible schedules while enrolled in the clinical are necessary as these hours are required for successful program completion. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the clinical sites and travel outside Nueces County may be assigned. Prerequisite: credit in course PLAB 1023.

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Page last updated May 9, 2024.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-1328

3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411