Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Start a Career in Health Care in as Little as One Semester!

Working under the direct supervision of a certified medical technician, phlebotomy technicians (PBT) are integral members of any medical laboratory department. Phlebotomy technicians collect blood samples, from both skin punctures and from veins, and transport specimens to the laboratory to ensure the stability of the sample.
While interacting with patients and their families, PBTs must always demonstrate high standards of professionalism as well as help to maintain safe working conditions including following standard safety precautions and procedures. They may also perform some clinical, technical, or clerical functions.

In the ACC Continuing Education Workforce Development one-semester Phlebotomy Technician Program, you will learn the skills to assist health care teams in the accurate, safe, and reliable collection and transportation of blood and other specimens for clinical testing.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the ACC Phlebotomy Technician program, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Complete a CEWD Healthcare Programs Application
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Show proof of specific immunizations and submit a completed health form documenting your physical examination
  • CPR certified within the last 2 years
  • Additional specific hospital requirements may vary

Courses Required

Phlebotomy - Lecture

The ACC PBT Program consists of both online classes and hands-on lab practice. New sessions of this one semester program are held year-round. In this course, students will develop the skills you need to master a variety of blood-collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Class topics include:

  • Vacuum collection devices
  • Syringes
  • Capillary skin puncture
  • Butterfly needles and blood culture
  • Specimen collection on adults, children, and infants
  • Proper patient identification
  • Labeling of specimens for quality assurance
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Medical Terminology

This is a hybrid course and most of the assignments and tests can be done on your home computer or on the college computers. This is a one-semester program which includes four on-campus face to face labs for instruction and to practice vein-punctures on mannequin arms. Note: This class must be taken concurrently with Clinical Phlebotomy.

Clinical Phlebotomy

This class serves as the lab portion of the PBT program. It is a health-related, work-based learning experience that enables you to apply the information learned in the lecture portion of the program to actual, hands-on sample collection. Clinical hours must be completed at a clinic or hospital. Direct supervision is provided by a clinical professional. Note: This class must be taken concurrently with the Phlebotomy lecture class.

Upcoming Classes:

Phlebotomy (Hybrid)

Alvin Campus

Course No.                         Date(s)               Time             Day Room Instructor
CEPLAB 1023 AC01 09/11/19- 12/11/19 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM W    H108 P. Calbillo
CEPLAB 1023 AC02 09/11/19- 12/11/19 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM  W    H108 P. Calbillo
Tuition: IN $800 OD $820 Other Fees $87.52

(There are eight mandatory class meetings: Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:30pm)


Clinical Phlebotomy (Hybrid)
This class must be taken concurrently with CEPLAB 1023

Alvin Campus

Course No.                     Date(s)        Time Day Room    Instructor
CEPLAB 1060 AC01 09/11/19- 12/11/19 TBA  TBA   TBA        P. Calbillo
CEPLAB 1060 AC0209/11/19- 12/11/19   TBA TBA TBA          P. Calbillo
Tuition: IN $810 OD $830 Other Fees $57.00

Click here to view and print the CEWD Healthcare Programs Application.

More information at: 281.756.3787 or

For registration and program application, visit the ACC main campus, Building H, Room 103.