Program: Phlebotomy (221-151-02)
Award: Career Studies Certificate 

Program Purpose:

This program is designed to prepare students to become laboratory practitioner whose primary function is to obtain, process, and transport patient blood specimens.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Demonstrate venipuncture and micro-collection techniques.
  • Be knowledgeable in topics such as medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, infection control, safety, quality assurance, interpersonal communication, management, medical and legal ethics, and professionalism.
  • Participate in over 120 hours of supervised, clinical phlebotomy experiences in various health care settings.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in one academic year (two semesters). 

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the career studies certificate, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for a career as a phlebotomist.  Possible job sites include hospital laboratories, blood centers, clinics, private laboratories, physician’s offices, as well as veterinary clinics and hospitals.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Phlebotomists was 647.  Over the last three years, this field shed 34 jobs in the region (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Phlebotomists, December 2019).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2018 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level







(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, December 2019)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.