Phlebotomy is one of the oldest medical procedures dating back to the early Egyptians. It was initially used for removing blood or “blood letting” as it was commonly known and was done for therapeutic purposes. It is primarily performed now for the collection of blood specimens for laboratory analysis and is used to diagnose and monitor medical conditions. Phlebotomy plays a key role in laboratory testing and patient care. It is widely accepted that the quality of a laboratory test is only as good as the specimen that was obtained.
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Number of available jobs as of 2020 - 129,600
Job Outlook from 2020 to 2030 - 22% growth
Median Pay 2021 - $37,380 per year or $17.97 per hour
This is a Evening program. Class meets Monday - Thursday 6pm to 9pm
This program follows the county school schedule.
This 225 hour program can be completed in about 4 months.
Class starts in February and August each year.
The February class can TABE test starting in November.
The August class can TABE test starting in July.
Students sit for their Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) by the National Healthcare Association (NHA) upon completion.
The Phlebotomy Technician program qualifies Heaps, VA, WIOA and WV Vocational Rehabilitation. These are Grants not Loans. ACT does not offer in any student loan options.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To meet SAP, a student must:
Maintain a continuous "C" average.
Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.
Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.
Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.
During the first enrollment period 1 to 226 hours
There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!
Printable Enrollment Check Sheet
Must be 18 years old (within 6 weeks of the start of the class)
High school diploma or WV approved equivalent
Schedule your free TABE required entrance exam after July 1, 2023
Receive an email for day/time to test. (Check spam/junk folder)
Complete your Financial Aid Applications.
For Pell Grant visit:
www.fafsa.ed.gov ACT's ID 015748 Complete 23-24 application
Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed.
Successfully complete the TABE exam.
Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received
Be Advised FAFSA applications take up to 10 business days to be processed by the Department of Education.
If needed, you must supply any required documentation to verify your financial aid position.
Schedule an appointment with Melani Hylton to register for class.
Bring the following with you to your registration appointment:
High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent
Social Security Card
Non-Refundable Registration of $175 (must be exact change/check)
Proof of these vaccinations: Hep B, PPD, MMR, Varicella, Meningococcal, Tdap, Flu, COVID-19
During your registration appointment you will:
Complete an Adult Registration form.
Register for a background check.
Apply for the Part-Time HEAPS & ACE Advantage grants.
Sign a cost sheet and agree to all school policies.
Before you can attend class, you must bring your background check receipt from IdentoGO to ACT!