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Phlebotomists enjoy rewarding careers as vital members of the healthcare team―trained to draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations or research. They also label, sort and record blood specimens; prepare blood smears; and provide comfort to patients during blood draws.

Once You Complete the Program

Phlebotomists are usually employed at a hospital, clinic, laboratory or healthcare facility. Many are able to set their own schedule.

Getting Started

Selection for the Phlebotomy program is on a first-come, first-served basis.  This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the Phlebotomy Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Mike Vogt

Phlebotomy Program Information Sessions

Students interested in the Phlebotomy program must attend a Phlebotomy Information Session at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Phlebotomy Program

The application for the fall 2020 program will be available after January 3, 2020.    All application materials for Fall 2020 must be sent via email to 

New students must first complete the online Application for Admission.

New and returning students must also follow these directions to complete and submit the Phlebotomy Application prior to the application deadline.

  1. Sign into MyIRSC, and enter your Student ID and PIN number.
  2. Go to Registration (blue menu bar), and select Health Science Application.
  3. Place a check mark in the I Agree Statement.
  4. In the Health Science Program box, select Phlebotomy. Application Deadline: this automatically fills in the program deadline date.
  5. Select Submit. Select OK.
  6. Select Pay Fee Now and then Pay Now.
  7. Select Process For Payment.
  8. Select $30 application fee.
  9. Enter credit card details.
  10. Submit payment.

Additional Program Information


This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team.  Join now.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Phlebotomy

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

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