Phlebotomy Program

Our 80-hour Phlebotomy course offers 40 classroom hours and/or online hours, comprised of theory and “hands-on” training, as well as 40 hours of clinical time. This course teaches all aspects of phlebotomy, with current coverage of equipment, safety procedures, arterial blood gases, point-of-care testing, and practical phlebotomy skills.  Students will begin practicing on training devices and progress to live skin. Techniques taught consist of capillary puncture, syringe, vacutainer, winged infusion sets and blood culture draws. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion after all course requirements are met.

Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives.  If you have questions about this, please contact the instructor, Carol Gaspard at

To register for this course, complete the Registration Form.

Instructor:  Carol Gaspard

Upcoming Dates

FALL 2023: September 11, 2023 - October 31, 2023

SPRING 2024: February 12, 2024 - April 8, 2024

  • In-Person Dates: Every Monday evening from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Academic Center, Room 220
  • Clinicals (48 hours) - will be assigned once all assignments and hands-on requirements are complete.

Fee: $500  

The Lamar State College Orange Community and Workforce Education Department does not accept financial aid, federal student loans, or payment plans for the $500 tuition fee. Full payment is required at least 3 business days prior to beginning the program. No refunds are given once the class begins

  • Other fees (approximate): $50 Background Check through Viewpoint; $5 Student ID, and $40 scrubs (Do NOT purchase scrubs until the instructor gives you the correct information.)

Course Instructions

The course will be held in the Academic Center – Room 220 (Building is located on the corner of 4th Street and Front Street in downtown Orange)

Prior to the first day of class, you will need to obtain the following:

  • Obtain a clear background check through Viewpoint. Applications cannot be processed without a background check.
  • Required Textbook (Info below):

    Phlebotomy 5th Edition Worktext and Procedures Manual
    Authors: Robin S Warekois and Richard Robinson
    ISBN: 978-0-323-64266-8

Prior to beginning clinicals, you will need to obtain the following (Your instructor can give you more information about this during class):

  • Immunization records uploaded on Viewpoint (TB test and the Hepatitis B vaccine series is required prior to being assigned to clinicals.)
  • Obtain a clear background check through Viewpoint. Applications cannot be processed without a background check.
  • LSCO Student ID Badge Required –Students must wear an ID Badge at all times while at clinical sites. Badges must be purchased on the 1st floor of the Ron Lewis Library. 

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