A phlebotomist plays a vital part in healthcare by collecting blood specimens from patients for laboratory tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Phlebotomists perform venipunctures, fingersticks, or heelsticks to obtain specimens. In addition, phlebotomists also work with laboratory personnel to manage, process and transport specimens collected from patients. In some settings, phlebotomists may perform bedside testing. Phlebotomists work in dynamic, fast-paced environments and are challenged each day with situations requiring specialized knowledge and skill. Hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, research settings, and reference labs all employ phlebotomists.
Please note that the Phlebotomy program is NOT covered by Financial Aid; however, if you are a Veteran, it is possible your benefits may cover the cost of the program. Please see a Veteran’s Benefits specialist for more information.
Perry Health Sciences Admissions
All applicants must complete the following requirements
Complete the NC Residency Determination Interview.
A residency determination will be provided within 3 business days of completion. For more information regarding residency, visit: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/
Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.
Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. Applications will not be processed until ALL transcripts have been received. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show date of graduation. Applicants may call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if transcripts have been received.
Take the placement test. Schedule and prepare for the test at the Testing Center website. Students who meet certain requirements may be exempt from testing. You may read about the exemptions from the placement test at the Testing Center website.
Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Clinical Application to a Health Sciences advisor to be considered eligible for the Phlebotomy program.
Admission into PBT classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. Acceptance into the PBT program takes place in both the fall and spring semesters.
Once admitted into the Phlebotomy classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.
Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.