Dec 02, 2021  
2021-22 Academic Catalog 
2021-22 Academic Catalog

Phlebotomy, CSC

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This is a G3 eligible program.  Click here to learn more.

PURPOSE: The phlebotomy program is designed to prepare students to work as entry-level phlebotomists. Entry-level phlebotomists work in a variety of clinical settings. This is done with an emphasis on venipuncture and micro-collection techniques, infection control, safety, quality assurance, personal communication, management, and professionalism.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national examination to become certified as a Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Find out more about the ASCP at

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Opportunities include employment in hospitals, medical clinics, commercial medical laboratories, public health clinics and other settings where blood is collected from patients.


  1. Students should be 18 years of age to register for phlebotomy classes (MDL).
  2. Application to Lord Fairfax Community College.
  3. LFCC placement tests and completion of any developmental work that may be identified by the placement test;
  4. Should show competence in MTE 1 -MTE 5  and readiness for ENG 111  to satisfy requirement without taking remediation.
  5. Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of general education development (GED); official copy required.
  6. Students will need to complete and pay for background screen prior to clinical classes.
  7. Students need to complete health forms which include a physical, proof of various immunizations including a common flu vaccine and a TB skin test.
  8. Students must have current CPR from American Heart Association Health Care provider.
  9. Must be accepted in Phlebotomy program.


  • Comply with all the rules and guidelines explained in the LFCC Phlebotomy Student Handbook and the LFCC Student Handbook.
  • Sign an agreement which releases all clinical agencies and their employees, Lord Fairfax Community College, the Virginia Community College System and the Commonwealth of Virginia from any liability for injury or death to the student or damage to her/his property arising out of agreement of use of facilities associated with the phlebotomy program.

Certificate Curriculum

Semester Total: 10 Credits

Semester Total: 7 Credits

Program Total: 17 Credits

1 BIO 141  and BIO 142  can be substitute for BIO 145  if both classes are taken.

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