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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This is a Evening program. Class meets Monday - Thursday 6pm to 9pm
This program follows the county school schedule.
This 226 hour program can be completed in about 4 months.
Class starts in late January or early February and August each year.
The February class can TABE test starting in November.
The August class can TABE test starting in April.
Students sit for their Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) by the National Healthcare Association (NHA) upon completion.
The Phlebotomy 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
Required: Request TABE Exam
Required: Complete your Financial Aid Applications.
For Pell Grant visit:
www.fafsa.ed.gov ACT's ID 015748
For HEAPS Grant visit:
This is a paper application which will be completed in person at ACT.
Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed.
Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received
You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office.
You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.
You should have completed your twelve hours with Adult Education.
You Have Completed the required twelve hours with Adult Education.
You've completed all requirements with financial aid.
You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office to:
Complete Part-Time HEAP's Application
Complete ACE Advantage Application
Sign Cost Sheet
Bring the following with you:
High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent
Social Security Card
Proof of Hepatitis B injections (or the first of three)
Proof of Flu Shot
Proof of PPD (Tuberculin Test)
Copy of Shot Record (including proof of MMR)
Non-Refundable Registration of $175 (must be exact change/check)