According to NHA (2022), phlebotomy technicans are critical healthcare team members in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and blood donor centers. With new types of blood tests in development and laboratory tech positions growing, now is an excellent time to begin a career in this thriving field. Some tasks that phlebotomy technicians may perform include:

  • Drawing blood from patients and blood donors.
  • Evaluating patients' ability to withstand the procedure and help them feel comfortable.
  • Explaining the blood-drawing procedure to patients and answering questions.
  • Performing basic point-of-care testing, such as reading blood glucose levels.
  • Preparing blood, urine, and other specimens for testing.
  • Being able to analyze information and make appropriate recommendations.

For more information on phlebotomy technician careers, visit the National Heatlhcareer Association.

Program Information | Phlebotomy Information Session

Job Outlook

According to the Department of Labor, employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations and the median annual wage for phlebotomists was $37,380 in May 2021.


About 21,500 openings for phlebotomists are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Phlebotomy Technician Information Sessions

Welcome to PGCC's free live virtual Phlebotomy Technician information sessions!

Created for those interested in learning about the Phlebotomy Technician program, you will be able to ask questions and learn about program requirements, certificates, and certifications. 

Sessions are held every third Tuesday from 2:00–2:30 p.m. 

Zoom access link:

Meeting ID: 945 8683 5014

Passcode: 887083

Prerequisites and Entrance Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Have access to the internet.
  • Successfully complete the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement Test with a score of 243 or higher; or
    • Provide proof of college credits.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for graduates of U.S. high schools.
    • Transfer credit from other institutions.
    • Recent high-placement tests from other institutions.
    • Students may submit any or all of the following, if they are less than 5 years old:
      • High SAT, ACT, or GED scores.
  • CPR-307 CPR for the Health Professional.

The Testing Center also accepts other measures which grant exemptions to the placement test. For additional information on placement testing, click here.

CastleBranch Information
  • You will be prompted to create a CastleBranch myCB account. In myCB, you will be able to view order results, management requirements, complete tasks, upload documents, and place additional orders.
  • Please review the CastleBranch Requirements Rubric.
  • CastleBranch's FAQ library covers various topics designed to answer students' most frequently asked questions, such as obtaining package codes and placing orders.
  • For additional support, contact CastleBranch's help desk via email or call their help line at 1-888-666-7788.
Required Courses
  • PHE 300: Phlebotomy Technician
  • MOA 301: Professionalism in Healthcare
  • PHE 301: Phlebotomy Technician: Clinical (Externship)

Summer 2024 Schedule 

PHE-300-11392 | Phlebotomy Technician | Mon, Wed | 6-9 p.m. | 09/09-12/04/24 | CHS 2229 | $1,120 

MOA-301-11393 | Professionalism in Healthcare | 09/17/24-11/22/24 | Canvas/Online | $400 

PHE-301-TBA | Phlebotomy Technician: Clinical (Externship) | TBA | $210

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Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Karen Ferrigon-Brown
Phone: 301-546-0878

For textbook information, visit the College Bookstore or call 301-546-0913.