A phlebotomist plays a vital part in health care by collecting blood specimens from patients for laboratory tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Phlebotomists perform venipunctures, finger-sticks or heel-sticks to obtain specimens. In addition, phlebotomists work with laboratory personnel to manage, process and transport specimens collected from patients. In some settings, phlebotomists may perform bedside testing. Phlebotomists work in dynamic, fast-paced environments and are challenged each day with situations requiring specialized knowledge and skill. Hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, research settings and reference labs all employ phlebotomists.
The Phlebotomy (PBT) program is not covered by financial aid; however, if you are a veteran, it is possible your benefits may cover the cost of the program. Please see a veterans’ benefits specialist for more information.
All applicants must complete the following requirements:
- Apply to Wake Tech
- Submit official transcript(s) from high school, or high school equivalency, and previous college(s) to [email protected]. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement.
- Once admitted, follow the steps to enroll on the New Student Checklist
- Complete the Phlebotomy program application
The Phlebotomy program accepts students on a first-come, first-served basis until its enrollment cap is reached. Once classes are filled, additional students will be placed on a wait list and offered seats if and when they become available. The program application deadlines are May 15 for Fall entry and September 15 for Spring entry.
Students will receive an email to their Wake Tech student email accounts approximately one month after the program application deadline to attend a mandatory departmental orientation. Acceptance or alternate status is determined based on the date of a student's program application, attendance at the departmental orientation and completion of all clinical site requirements. Once accepted into the Phlebotomy program, students will be able to register for PBT classes.