Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for Financial Aid?

Because this is a one-semester certificate program, students are not eligible to receive most kinds of financial aid such as the Pell grant.

Do you teach the phlebotomy class in the Summer or have night classes?

At present, we only offer daytime classes in phlebotomy in the fall and spring semesters.

Can I choose the clinical site I want for my clinical rotation?

Assigning clinical sites is at the discretion of the instructor. Toward the end of the first eight weeks, you will be given a chance to express your clinical site preferences and information about your individual needs. The instructor will consider the information you have provided when assigning clinical sites.

Are there many jobs available when I graduate?

Yes, there are many job opportunities in phlebotomy. To obtain your first position, some flexibility may be required, for example part-time or weekend work. There are many job openings available to the new graduate and once you have additional job experience.

Will I be certified when I graduate from the Phlebotomy program?

No, but you will be eligible to become certified after you graduate. The certificate you receive from Wake Tech will mean you are eligible to take any of the national phlebotomy certification exams that you choose, including the ones given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Your Wake Tech instructor will direct you through the application process. The cost to take the PBT(ASCP) exam is $125.

Do I have to be certified to practice phlebotomy?

No, but most employers do prefer to hire certified phlebotomists, and some do require certification.

What if I have more questions?

Contact the program director, Pam Horton at [email protected]