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When to Apply

The next open stand-alone Phlebotomy course will be in fall 2018.

Mandatory Information Sessions

Phlebotomy Information Sessions are required to gain access to the program application.
Please check back for scheduled info session dates.

Additional Information Sessions:
This link to schedule is for the SOHOPE/AHO Information Sessions and the AHO Demonstration Day. Neither will fulfill the requirement of the mandatory session for application to the Medical Administrative Assistant program, only the above mandatory program Information Sessions will.

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PhlebotomyWhat is a Phlebotomist?

Phlebotomists work in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities drawing blood from patients in preparation for medical testing. As a phlebotomist you must be attentive to detail, work well under pressure, have excellent manual dexterity, great communication skills, and really enjoy working with people.

As a phlebotomy technician you are an important member of the clinical laboratory team. New diagnostic techniques, clinical laboratory technology and automated instruments have greatly increased the volume of medical laboratory testing.

Why become a Phlebotomist?

In just one term you can earn your Phlebotomy Technician certificate and be working in the medical field as a phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is often an excellent stepping-stone to other careers in health care such as medical assisting.

You will gain a lot of experience in your three months at school. During your courses, you will be shown how to draw blood, known as a “stick.” You will practice your sticking skills in the classroom so you are prepared and confident before you begin your externship.

How to Apply

To become a RCC student, you must fill out an online admission application from our Get Started page.

  • Schedule a placement test.
  • If you have transcripts from another college, have your official transcripts sent to Rogue Central Services, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, OR 97527. Once you have confirmed that your transcripts have arrived at RCC, submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request.  Once the evaluation is complete you will be notified as to how transfer coursework may be applied to the Phlebotomy certificate requirements.
  • Review the Phlebotomy Graduation Guide.
  • Attend a mandatory Information Session.
  • Complete prerequisites to the program.
  • Watch the short observation video of the program you intend to apply for. After watching this, write a short reflection essay (approx. 150-250 words to be included in your application).
  • career services emblemWrite a short personal statement of what led you to apply for one of our programs. Also, if you have previous healthcare experience, you can write a short statement describing that experience (to be included in your application).
  • Apply to the Phlebotomy Program by submitting an Allied Health Occupations Application Form - via your myRogue account.

Contact Career Services to help you prepare for the AHO program interview.

This is a competitive program and not all qualified applicants may be accepted. There will be a waitlist established for those not accepted into the cohort immediately in case new clinical space is open or students decline their seats in the cohort. Any application received after the application deadline will be waitlisted.

How much will it cost?

The program is Financial Aid eligible and upon passing the State exams, will include a State approved Certificate. Funding for the Phlebotomy program is available for students awarded into the SOHOPE grant.

The program runs for one term and consists of 13 credits at $99 per credit for Oregon residents (approximately  $1,290 - not including prerequisites and fees). Go here for more detailed tuition rate information.  Due to rapidly changing nature of health care and associated cost, the following are only estimates.

Books $500 per term
College Services Fees $140 per term
Technology Fees $60 per term
Distance Fees $40 per term
Certified Background Check $75  
Immunizations $100  
Clothing: scrubs and shoes $100  

Additional Questions Contact:

Allied Health Occupations
or phone 541-245-7841

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