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Health Professions: Phlebotomy - Admission Requirements

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Admission Requirementssyringe
To be admitted to the program students must comply with all general admission requirements for Division of Health Professions Programs.

  1. Completion of high school or GED equivalent.
  2. Meet current requirements for admission to TCC.
  3. Students must comply with all general admission requirements for Division of Health Professions Programs.
  4. Submit a complete application for the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program during the application period. Applications for fall admittance are accepted April 1-5 or until the class is full.  Applications for spring admittance are accepted November 1-5 or until the class is full.
  5. Applications are also available in the Welcome and Entry Center, Princess Anne Building of the Virginia Beach Campus, or by calling the Information Center at (757) 822-1122. Submit Immunization record.
  6. A copy of your immunization records must be provided at the time of application.
  7. Admission to the program is based on the date the completed application is received in the Medical Laboratory Technology/ Phlebotomy Program Director’s office. 

Application Procedure Checklist in pdf ~ Program Information Packet-pdf

In addition to meeting the admissions requirements for TCC and the Division of Health Professions programs, students must meet the following specific requirements to be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Once accepted, students must:

  1. Submit a satisfactory health status as certified by submission of a completed Health Professions Physical form signed by a licensed healthcare provider within the last twelve months. The Health Physical form is also available in the Division of Health Professions Administrative Office.
  2. Submit Immunization record - Health Professions students must comply with both Virginia Law and Clinical facility requirements related to immunizations. Healthcare professions include inherent health and safety risks. All health sciences students are required to be compliant with Virginia laws related to immunizations for the protection of themselves and patients. A copy of your immunization records must be provided at the time of application.
  3. Submit documentation of a negative TB test or, if a previous positive TB test was obtained, record of a negative chest X-ray.
  4. Completion of a criminal background check and possibly a drug screen, depending on clinical site requirements, prior to placement for clinical rotations.
  5. Maintain a ‘C’ grade point average or better to remain in good standing. Students whose academic performance is below a ‘C’ grade point average will be readmitted to the program at the discretion of the Program Director and according to space.