About the Phlebotomy program

This program is set up to meet the State of Washington Department of Health Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist Certification requirements. It also meets the needs of students to take the National Healthcare Association national certification exam.

  • The course includes HIV/AIDS training, Basic Anatomy and Physiology, medical terminology, how to avoid pre-analytical errors, and how to be successful in collecting blood samples.
  • You will learn how to collect blood samples using all of the tools currently being used in the laboratory industry. Students will collect blood samples from fellow students to help everyone in class meet the objectives of the class. Students will learn how to process samples to get them ready for analysis.
  • You will learn how to deal with the age-specific needs of patients, customer service, special collections, and non-blood samples.
  • Students must have access to a computer to complete assignments on Canvas.
  • The textbook is approximately $135.

Phlebotomy PNURS 292 is the prerequisite course to Advanced Phlebotomy PNURS 293.

More Information:

  • Enrollment is limited to 24 participants
  • Phlebotomy course format: Course lab and lectures will be held on-site. All assignments and quizzes are on Canvas, JB Learning, and Phlebotomy workbook.
  • Tuition cost of approximately $632.26
  • Textbook: Phlebotomy Essentials with Enhanced Access and Workbook, 8th ed. COST: ~$160
  • Per state application, students must be able to read/write in English. (Please see additional information at the bottom of this webpage.)
  • Students must have email.
  • Students also need computer access to engage in Canvas assignments.

Phlebotomy PNURS 292

Please note:

  • Enrollment is limited to one choice only, either the Monday and Wednesday classes OR the Tuesday and Thursday classes.
  • Please do not enroll for both class options.

Spring Quarter

  • M/W: March 25 – June 3
  • T/Th: March 26 – June 4

Summer Quarter 2024

  • M/W Class: There will be class Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Classes will meet on Monday and Wednesday nights only starting on June 17 – August 12. (No class June 19 in observance of holiday).
  • T/TH Class: There will be class Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights only starting on June 18 – August 13 (No class July 4 in observance of holiday).

How to Register

  1. Activate your ctcLink account if you haven’t done so already. Select “Activate My Account” and enter the required fields. If you’ve already activated your account, log in and navigate to your Student Homepage.
  2. Follow the instructions on How to Register for Classes. Select Term -> Acad Career: Undergraduate -> Subject: Phlebotomy-PNURS -> Search. Select the 001-LEC section for Monday, Wednesday or the 002-LEC section for Tuesday, Thursday. The lab portion of the program will automatically be included.
  3. Pay your tuition. From the Student Homepage click the Financial Account Tile -> Payments -> Make a Payment.
  4. Follow the instructions on how to log in to Canvas.

Advanced Phlebotomy PNURS 293

PNURS292 is the prerequisite for this class.

Students cannot register online. You must have permission from the instructor to be accepted into the class.

  • There is a packet that must be submitted to the instructor. Contact the instructor for a packet and the exact due dates at Please send the completed packet by email to
  • The class is every Thursday at 5 p.m.
  • The clinical experiences are Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
  • 120 hours must be completed in the clinical setting.
  • A personal computer is required for this class.
  • The clinical externship will vary on placement availability.


Career Information

  • Median Salary: $38,530
  • Annual Job Openings: 19,500 (last updated Feb. 5, 2024)
  • Source: O*Net

Phlebotomy Program-Additional Information

Essential Skills and Functional Abilities

Candidates for the phlebotomy program must have certain essential skills and functional abilities. If a candidate believes that they do not possess one or more of these skills or abilities without accommodations, the phlebotomy program must determine, on an individual basis, whether a reasonable accommodation can be made.

Essential skills and abilities are performance requirements that refer to those physical, cognitive, and behavioral skills and abilities required for satisfactory completion of all aspects of a Phlebotomy program curriculum, and the development of personal attributes required of all students at graduation.

The essential skills required by the curriculum areas are listed below. These are skills each phlebotomist must possess, and the use of a third party for the fulfillment of these attributes is not adequate.

Motor Skills

Candidates must have the physical dexterity to master the technical and procedural aspects necessary to carry out required phlebotomy techniques and perform patient care. They must have adequate physical stamina and energy to carry out taxing duties that may involve sitting or standing for long periods. Students must have adequate muscle function and dexterity to walk, stand, bend, lift, move patients, and provide emergency treatment to patients. They must also possess the motor skills sufficient to handle small equipment.

Sensory Abilities

Candidates must be able to gather information using all senses, especially sight, hearing, and manual dexterity, to perform Phlebotomy procedures.

Communication Skills

Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with patients, including gathering information appropriately, explaining medical information in a patient-centered manner, listening effectively, recognizing, acknowledging, and responding to emotions, and exhibiting sensitivity to social and cultural differences. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively in English with accuracy, clarity, and efficiency with patients, their families, and other members of the healthcare team (including spoken and non-verbal communication, such as interpretation of facial expressions and other body language) and work cooperatively with instructors and other students.

Intellectual Abilities

Candidates must be able to comprehend and learn factual knowledge from readings and didactic presentations, gather information independently, and analyze and synthesize learned material.