Phlebotomy (Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy)

Phlebotomists are the specialists who draw blood from patients for testing, transfusions, and other medical or research procedures. The Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students to work in medical offices, clinics, labs, and other health care settings. Students will study the history of the field, legal and ethical issues, and the clinical settings where they will work. They will cover areas such as basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and infection control and prevention. Students will also study and practice skills such as blood drawing techniques, special collections, how to prepare or process specimens, and how to follow OSHA safety standards. The program includes participation in a national certification exam.

Program Map: Guide to program costs, careers, and classes.

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring; limited Summer

Phlebotomy program students

Certificate of Completion
1 Quarter
16 Credits
Associate of Applied Science
AAS - Transfer
Bachelor of Applied Science

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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Projected Growth
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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.


The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Please see the online class schedule for day & time information.

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Entry Requirements

Learn more at our information sessions!

This session will provide program information. Information sessions are available via Zoom:

Date/Time (click to join)
May 7, 4 p.m.
May 23, 4 p.m.
June 12, 4 p.m.

Or suggest a date and time that work for you.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy Program, a prospective student must meet the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED (or equivalent) at time of enrollment
  • English Fluency (verbal and written)
  • Proof of successful completion of Hepatitis B vaccine (series of three vaccines and/or immunity titer) prior to registration
    • Initial vaccine series requires a minimum of seven months to complete

Upon invitation and acceptance to the Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy Program, students must provide confirmation of an account established with and pass a nationwide criminal background check (Crimes Against Persons list).

  • Castlebranch website
  • Package Code: RR71
  • Cost: $106 (do not create an account prior to invitation and registration to the program)

Grants are available for Phlebotomy.

Screening and Tracking Requirements

After receiving an invitation to the program, students must meet vaccination and program-specific health requirements in compliance with the Center for Disease Control Healthcare Provider immunization guidelines, including the submission of original lab results, x-ray reports and immunization records, which must be dated and signed by their healthcare provider.

Immunization Timeline Table

*Vaccinations must be current while on externships

  • Annual Tuberculosis skin test (Must not expire during clinicals.)
  • Annual seasonal Influenza vaccine
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine within last 10 years  (Must not expire during clinicals.)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (series of three vaccines and immunity titer)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (two vaccines or proof of immunity titer)
  • Varicella vaccine (two vaccines or proof of immunity titer)
  • Annual background-check through
  • Personal health insurance upon entry and for the duration of the program
  • Current (within one year) physical evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner to ensure student and patient safety

Bridge to Health and Human Services

Are you new to health care? Please consider taking our Bridge to Health and Human Services class to help you set up for success! You will get an introduction to subjects taught in health care programs, learn about different medical careers, learn about background check and immunization requirements, as well as information about how to pay for the program and the steps to register. Check out the flyer here. Email or talk to an entry advisor to register!

Admission Recommendations

  • Medical Terminology course
  • Ability to stand or walk for long periods
  • Full Castlebranch compliance.

UPDATE: All healthcare students who have clinical rotations, externships and internships must follow the vaccination requirements of the healthcare institution where they will be working-i.e., must be fully vaccinated or have an exemption prior to their clinical rotation, externship or internship experience. Read the latest COVID-19 Allied Health Policy.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
PHLEB 101 Fundamentals of Phlebotomy 6
PHLEB 102 Phlebotomy Laboratory Skills 4
PHLEB 103 Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR and AED and Bloodborne Pathogens 2
PHLEB 104 National Exam Certification Prep 1
PHLEB 191 Phlebotomy Technician Practicum 3
  Total 16

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy Program:

  • Practice within ethical and legal standards;
  • Practice professional behaviors of collaboration, advocacy, and documentation, plus evaluation of own practices;
  • Apply critical thinking through all components of blood drawing;
  • Provide care with compassion and empathy;
  • Demonstrate the use of aseptic techniques when performing safe and accurate punctures;
  • Demonstrate effective communication with a diverse population.


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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