Phlebotomy and Lab Services

Phlebotomy: Sticks That Save Lives

In just 18 weeks, this part time program will prepare you for a career in Phlebotomy or will add an enhanced skill level for those now working in the healthcare field. This course will qualify you to work in medical labs, hospitals, clinics, donor facilities, and more. Using the ‘learn while you earn’ model, this evening class allows you to work while taking classes. Course work will include patient preparation for routine venipuncture and dermal punctures, specimen handling and transport, confidentiality and HIPAA regulations, extensive anatomy and physiology knowledge and terminology, infection control and safety procedures, non-blood collection procedures, and critical thinking and analytical skills. 

PLEASE NOTE: Starting in the first few days of class, phlebotomy students will be required to perform venipunctures (blood draws on veins) on live people. During the first several weeks of class, this will require phlebotomy students to draw the blood of other phlebotomy students in class. After the first several weeks, phlebotomy students will be asked to bring in their own volunteers to draw their blood. Those volunteers will be required to sign a waiver for every time they volunteer as a blood draw "patient" for their phlebotomy student.

  • Prerequisites
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Proof of high school diploma or equivalency (to see our diploma requirements, please visit the program policies page)
    • Successful completion of TABE entrance assessment
  • Tuition: $2,895, includes books
  • Dates
    • Fall: 9/10/24 - 1/28/25
    • Spring: 2/11/25 – 6/24/25
  • Class ScheduleTuesdays and Thursdays; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Program length: 108 in person hours of instruction, 18 weeks (plus 2-3 hours of homework each week)
  • Location: WEMOCO CTE Center, 3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559
  • Dress code: Professional/business casual, scrubs are ideal, but not required; no artificial nails, hair must be tied back; Sneakers or boots must be worn. No open toed or heeled (above ½ inch) shoes; tops must cover the torso (shoulders, waistline, and chest); no dangling earrings, chains, bracelets, or necklaces; clothing with offensive or inappropriate images or language is not allowed.
  • Supplies (students must provide): pens, pencils, highlighters, 1 subject notebook, and index cards.

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor, learn more about the program, and start the application process.

Employment Outlook:
  • For more information about phlebotomy employment, click here.
Student Support and Academic Services
  • Access to student support advisors, who can provide career advisement and referral services 
  • Access to academic and employability support
  • Access to employer networks

What Will I Learn?

What you will learn:
  • The role of the phlebotomist in the healthcare setting 
  • Safe collection and preparation of blood and body fluid specimens
  • Legal and ethical standards for the phlebotomist 
  • Medical / Anatomy terminology

How Do I Enroll?

Admission Procedures

  1. Complete a contact card and register for an Entrance Assessment. Once you submit the contact card, you'll receive an email (check your spam!). Use the link in the email to complete your application and register for an entrance assessment.
  2. Complete an entrance assessment to determine your program eligibility. Your score on the assessment helps determine the level of support you may need to be successful in the program.
  3. Secure funding. Your payment options include:
    • Self-pay
    • Employer pay
    • Tuition assistance options available for those who meet eligibility requirements
Tuition Assistance options for this program include:
  • Funding grants available through RochesterWorks! for eligible applicants:
  • To be considered for RochesterWorks Grant Funding, you must apply:
    • Fall: 6/12/24 - 7/30/24
    • Spring: 11/13/24 - 12/31/24
  • Other options may be available on a class-by-class basis. If you are looking for more information, please reach out to us at 585-349-9100.

Get Started Today!

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor, learn more about the program, and complete an application