Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician program


Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood from patients, maintain lab equipment, and care for patients. This is a great opportunity to get into the healthcare field quickly. JRTI’s Phlebotomy Technician program will prepare you to work in a variety of healthcare facilities as an important member of a clinical laboratory team. You will learn how to perform venipunctures to collect blood from patients for testing, transfusions, and blood donations. Fast-track your career as a certified phlebotomist by enrolling today!

The program combines classroom, laboratory and work-site learning components to ensure that each student achieves entry-level competencies. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor. Students completing this program will be eligible to sit for national certification as a Phlebotomy Technician.

Classes for this program are four hours per day and are offered in the morning and evening. When you apply, choose either the day class (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM) or evening class (5:00 PM to 9:00 PM).

The curriculum is divided into four (4) marking periods. Classes include:

Teaching Methods

  • Lectures and note-taking
  • Homework Assignments
  • Technical Skills Practice
  • Demonstrations
  • Teamwork Assignments
  • Written Exams & Quizzes

Grading and Evaluation

  1. Daily attendance and participation in class activities, exams, quizzes, skills labs, assignments and clinical internship will each be given a numerical grade. Students who do not complete the required number of classroom and/or clinical hours will not be eligible for certification!
  2. Each course must be completed with a score of 80% or above in order to advance to the next course in the program.
  3. Participation in skills labs is required. Students must demonstrate competence in assigned skills and will receive a numerical grade upon completion of each skill.
  4. Incomplete work will not be accepted. Late work will be lowered by one letter grade for each day that the assignment is late.
  5. If you score below 75% on any examination, you will be encouraged to repeat the exam.
  6. When the instructor observes cheating on the part of the student, the case shall be handled in accordance with the following procedures:
    1. The instructor has the authority to give the student the grade of “F” on the assignment involved in the cheating or a grade of “F” in the course.
    2. The instructor will submit to the principal, within three (3) days from the time the cheating occurred, a written report, along with the physical evidence, stating the facts of the case and the action taken by the instructor.
  7. The instructor has the authority to make beneficial changes in assignments and point values for the assignments as situations throughout the course may change.


90 – 100 A
80 – 89 B
70 – 79 C
60 – 69 D
0-59 F


  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Donation Centers

JRTI is a public school. That means that our adult prep programs are very affordable.

Tuition National Testing Fee and Study Material Textbook
$2000 $200 $83.95 (current as of June 30, 2023)

For more information, see our Gainful Employment Disclosures.

Do You Meet the Prerequisites?

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. TABE test
  3. Vaccination for Hepatitis B, MMR & Varicella
  4. Negative TB screen
  5. Clear Background Check
  6. Negative Drug Screen

What to do Next

  1. Fill out an application online. The registration fee will be deferred until you have been accepted into the program.
  2. Take the TABE (basic skills test) to evaluate your academic (reading, math, etc.) skills. Call the Jill S. Weekley Learning Center to schedule your test. 304-754-9712
  3. Submit a copy of your driving record.
  4. Complete your application for Federal Student Aid at This is a requirement for receiving Federal Financial aid (PELL grant). JRTI school code is (008355).
  5. Meet with the instructor for an interview. You can contact the instructor via email from the Automotive Technology program’s page on our website.

Final Steps

  1. The instructor will contact you to inform you if you have met the requirements and have been accepted into the program.
  2. If you have been accepted, you will need to pay the registration fee to reserve your seat in the program.

Consumer Disclosure Letter

Dear Student,

James Rumsey Technical Institute is committed to providing all potential students with information regarding their rights and responsibilities as mandated by the United States Department of Education.  While the following information may be found in more than one location, we are providing you with direct links to access this information.  We will provide a paper copy upon request.  If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the school directly.

  • JRTI Net Price Calculator:  under financial aid and on program pages. (please note that JRTI does not provide room and board, therefore living costs are estimated and may vary greatly according to a student’s individual circumstances)
  • Gainful Employment under Policies.
  • Course schedule and textbook information: on each program page.
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)  under Policies.
  • Drug and alcohol abuse prevention information: under Student Resources
  • Copyright Infringement Policy: under Policies and on page 18 of the student handbook.
  • Voter registration information:  under Student Resources
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy:  under Policies and as part of the JRTI Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Fire Safety under Documentation.
  • Crime Report: under Documentation.