Phlebotomy Courses in Florida with School Options

Research phlebotomy programs in Florida, which currently has six schools offering programs. Read an overview of phlebotomy programs, tuition info and program options for these schools and decide which program is right for you.

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Phlebotomy Schools in Florida

Although some states require licensure for phlebotomists, that's not the case in Florida. However, Florida phlebotomists might opt to achieve voluntary certification, which could lead to career advancement and additional opportunities.

Typically, aspiring phlebotomists undergo a training program that teaches them about safe standards of practice and patient care. Some programs help students become eligible for certification exams. Listed below are six private not-for-profit and public colleges that offer phlebotomy programs in Florida.

Eastern Florida State College

Formerly known as Brevard Community College, this school in Cocoa offers a 16-week phlebotomy program. The school only admits a limited number of applicants to the program. Students learn about blood collection, phlebotomy equipment and medical terminology. They also participate in 10 weeks of clinical practice. Graduates are eligible for certification exams.

D.A. Dorsey Educational Center

Situated in Miami, this educational center offers a phlebotomy training program. Students complete 165 hours of coursework in phlebotomy and healthcare issues. The full-time program takes about two months to complete. The school's website does not mention preparation for certification exams.

Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center

This educational center is located in Ocala and offers two phlebotomy programs. The first is a general program that has 165 hours of training. Students learn about basic first aid, CPR and phlebotomy procedures. Students also complete clinical experiences to help them learn about venipunctures and capillary punctures. The second phlebotomy program specifically prepares students for certification exams. It is an advanced program that is only available to those who have completed prior phlebotomy training.

Pasco-Hernandez Community College

This community college offers a phlebotomy certificate program at New Port Richey, Dade City and Brooksville. The full-time program takes one semester to complete, and students take part in lectures, labs and clinical courses. They learn about infection control, hepatitis and the circulatory system. The community college's website does not mention that students are prepared for certification eligibility requirements.

Technical Education Center - Osceola

Located in Kissimmee, this education center offers a 165-hour phlebotomy program. Students learn about CPR, infection control, first aid, phlebotomy procedures and phlebotomy equipment. Graduates of the program should meet certification requirements.

Winter Park Tech

Located in Winter Park and Orlando, this school offers a 165-hour program in phlebotomy. Students learn about CPR, safe phlebotomy procedures and specimen preparation. Graduates are prepared to complete the National Healthcare Association certification exams.

School Comparison Table

School Name School Type & Setting Programs Offered Estimated Program Costs
Eastern Florida State College 2-year, public; large suburb Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate in Phlebotomy $1,151 in-state; $2,305 out-of-state (total program costs for 2013-2014)*
D.A. Dorsey Educational Center 2-year, public; large suburb Phlebotomy Program $2,460 (tuition and fees for 2013-2014)*
Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center 2-year, public; small city Phlebotomy Program,
Advanced Phlebotomy Certification Program
$3 per student contact hour, in-state; $12 per student contact hour, out-of-state (2012-2013)*
Pasco-Hernandez Community College 2-year, public; large suburb Phlebotomy Technical Certificate $1,079 in-state; $2,533 out-of-state (tuition and fees - no date given)*
Technical Education Center - Osceola 2-year, public; large suburb Phlebotomy Program $771 (total program cost - no date given)*
Winter Park Tech 2-year, public; large suburb Phlebotomy Program $462 (tuition only - no date given)*

Source: *School websites.

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