Thank you for your inquiry into the Phlebotomy Program at Daytona State College. Phlebotomy is a unique blend of art, skill and science. A phlebotomist is an individual who is trained to collect blood specimens to be used in diagnostic laboratory tests from patients. They must have knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as it pertains to phlebotomy as well as a basic understanding of infection control and safety practices. Graduates will also be able to interact and communicate with patients effectively as they are usually on the front line of patient care. Phlebotomists are employed in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, critical care facilities, dedicated blood collection facilities and dialysis centers.
Our Phlebotomy Program is a vocational certificate program which lasts only 8 weeks, and is offered in both the Spring and Fall semesters, totaling 165 contact hours. The first 4 weeks consists of lecture and laboratory at our Daytona campus, with the following four weeks at local clinics and hospitals practicing the art of phlebotomy under direct supervision of an experienced phlebotomist. A mandatory orientation will be available in the weeks before the program is scheduled to begin where you will learn of the additional requirements for enrollment including immunizations, a health screening, CPR certification, and drug/background screening. Prospective students must complete a college application as well as complete a School of Health Careers application for the phlebotomy program. This is a limited access program, and specific entrance requirements are in place. Please see the Phlebotomy Program Guide for additional information.
If you would like to speak with someone regarding phlebotomy, or any of our limited access programs in the School of Health Careers, you may contact Maggie Muszka at (386)-506-3080, or Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor at (386) 506-3052 or melissa.brown@DaytonaState.edu
Patricia Angel, CNA, ASPT
Program Manager, Phlebotomy