Phlebotomists collect blood primarily by performing venipunctures or finger-sticks. The duties of a phlebotomist may include properly identifying the patient, interpreting the tests requested on the requisition, drawing blood into the correct tubes with the proper additives, accurately explaining the procedure to the patients, preparing patients accordingly, practicing the required forms of asepsis, practicing standard and universal precautions, performing the skin/vein puncture, withdrawing blood into containers or tubes, restoring hemostasis of the puncture site, instructing patients on post-puncture care, ordering tests per the doctor’s requisition, affixing tubes with electronically printed labels, and delivering specimens to a laboratory. Students will learn through a combination of classroom lectures, labs, and clinical rotations.

Students will need to complete a background check, drug screen, and provide documentation of vaccines as well as other basic medical procedures depending on the requirements of the clinical site.

Medical Enrollment Packet

Upcoming Program Start Dates: 

Keysville Enrollment Packet

Alberta Enrollment Packet

Emporia September 10, 2024 - November 26, 2024

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Orientation: September 3rd, 2024 - 4:00 P.M.


Farmville August 26, 2024 - December 3, 2024

Mondays and Tuesdays 6:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Chase City August 28, 2024 - December 5, 2024

Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.


Offered by Workforce Development at : 

Southside Virginia Education Center

1300 Greensville County Cir A, Emporia, VA 23847

Contact: Angela Wright-Rook

The Woodlands in Farmville
1802 Cobb Street, Farmville, VA 23901
Contact Wanda Vaughan

Estes Community Center in Chase City
316 N. Main Street, Chase City, VA 23924
Contact Wanda Vaughan


In-State: $745*  |  Out-of-State: $2,235

*The FastForward Credential Grant will help pay tuition costs for qualifying Virginians. Additional scholarships may also be available.


Length varies based on the class schedule


Contact for More Information:

Wanda Vaughan, 434-736-2004 Email:

Angela Wright-Rook, 434-949-1026 Email:

Erica Andrews, 434-634-9358 Email:

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