Phlebotomy Technician

(Approved for WIA Funding)

Program Information

Thank you for your interest in Certified Phlebotomy Technician training at Tunxis Community College!  This 160-hour program has been approved by the National Health Career Association. Each program which includes classroom and a hand-on laboratory is limited to 15 students accepted on a first come, first served basis. Course content includes: basic aspects of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, venipuncture, specimen collection procedures, safety and universal precautions, common laboratory tests with clinical significance to body systems and disease processes, and laboratory equipment. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to sit for the National Certification examination, to be administered at the college, and for a clinical externship.

Program Requirements:

You must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, and complete the following:

  • Mail or bring the application and forms along with a non-refundable $35 administrative fee (debit or credit card, check or money order payable to TCC — no cash please), to Continuing Education, Tunxis Community College,  271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT  06032.

Your application will then be forwarded to the Allied Health Coordinator for consideration.  Upon acceptance, you will be notified in writing and given further instructions to complete your enrollment.

Once you are accepted, the tuition must be paid to the College within five business days of notification.  Refunds may be obtained ONLY if your written withdrawal is submitted to Continuing Education three business days prior to the first class meeting.

Each student that applies to the program must submit a completed health form. See the program cost sheet for details. No one can be permitted to participate in the lab portion of the program or externship without this requirement.  This form must be submitted (not faxed) to the Allied Health Coordinator by the second week of class.

Please be advised that if you have been convicted of a felony, you may not be eligible for clinical experiences, internships, externships or certifications associated with certain Allied Health courses or programs. Those with previous convictions may also find it difficult to secure employment within a health care agency or institution.

Application and Additional Information

Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the Phlebotomy Technician Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Students should request that a copy of their program transcript be sent to Charter Oak. Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site

For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.