Cewd Workforce Certified Phlebotomy Technician - Garrett College

Students will learn the methods for drawing blood for laboratory testing. A Phlebotomist is employed in various medical facilities including hospitals, doctor's offices, and medical laboratories. Instruction for this program will be provided by licensed health care professionals.

Courses and Program Costs

  • HM-458 Introduction to Health Care & Health Care Systems
  • HM-355 Phlebotomy-Venipuncture Theory
  • HM-372 Phlebotomy Externship

Pricing Legend

Maryland Senior Resident (60+) $425
Garrett County Resident $1,475
Out-of-County Resident $1,550
Out-of-State Resident $1,625

Time to Complete Program

Approximately 6 months. Classes are held 2-3 evenings per week. Externship (40 hours) must be completed within 8 weeks of the completion of course work. A detailed training schedule and course description for each class will be provided during an Orientation and Information Session.

Entry Requirements

  • Proof of health insurance coverage is required at time of registration.
  • Eligibility to participate in the program may be dependent upon a criminal background check.
  • Certification that vaccinations for MMR, TB, PPD, Hepatitis B, COVID-19 and flu are current. The cost of the vaccinations is the responsibility of the student.
  • Sites for externship/clinical hours may require random drug testing.
  • Students must have transportation to complete externship hours within a 50-mile radius of Garrett College.
  • A $25.00 non-refundable registration fee is required from all students.
  • Students are required to have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Students are required to take the TABE Assessment prior to enrollment.
  • Students must participate in an Orientation and Information Session.
  • Students must maintain a 75% average in each class and meet attendance requirements to progress to the next course.

Location of Training


Career Technology and Training Center (CTTC)

116 Industrial Park
Accident, MD 21520


Conducted at Garrett Memorial Hospital and various other medical sites.

Certifying Professional Association/Agency

National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Upon Successful Completion

  • Students will be prepared for an entry level position as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant.
  • Students must pass the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certification Exam.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 10 % from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations, with about 21,500 openings for phlebotomists projected each year over the decade.

Get Started

Registration Deadline



New classes start each fall! Program begins on December 12, 2024 and end on May 13, 2025.*

*Course details could be subject to change, call or email for more information.


Register early for best scholarship and/or financial assistance opportunities!

To determine scholarship or funding opportunities, please indicate your interest when submitting your application form.

Contact Info

Doug Beitzel

Program Coordinator

Phone: 301-387-3772
Email: doug.beitzel@garrettcollege.edu