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Pictured are the April 23, 2019 graduates of the phlebotomy training program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Students were also inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during the graduation ceremony.

From left, they are: Loretta Eades, instructor; Shonda Andrews, Sara Cruz Cardoso, Ahlexionna Castillo, Kellsey Hooper and Makayla Woodby from Carter County; Amber Feliciano, Makayla Fore and Jazmyn Whitside from Washington County; and Jamie Crabtree and Cheyenne Mitchell from Sullivan County.

To enroll in phlebotomy, students must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent and provide proof of CPR for the Health Care Provider Certification. In 432 clock hours of study to be completed over one trimester, students learn how to draw blood via venipuncture or skin puncture.

The course prepares students for the National Phlebotomy Certification Exam and employment as a phlebotomist. The cost of the course is approximately $1,718, which includes tuition and fees, textbooks, scrubs and required liability insurance. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Main Campus, 426 Highway 91 north, across from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport.

For additional information, telephone 423-543-0070 or visit to enroll online and obtain the 2019 phlebotomy training schedule and program cost sheet.