Phlebotomy Technology

Nina Maniotis, Program Director
BUSI Ste. 105, Room 111
817-598-6466 •

The Phlebotomy Technologist (PBT) is a laboratory professional that performs venipuncture and dermal puncture on patients. The majority of diagnostic medical decisions are based on laboratory test results, emphasizing the critical role of the phlebotomy professional. Other duties may include computer entry, Point of Care testing, Quality Control on CLINITEK and POC instruments, microscope and centrifuge cleaning, CLIA waived category testing including Occult Blood and Urine Chemical, bacterial culture set-up, and collection of drug screens and genetic screens . Phlebotomy Technologists must be motivated, dexterous, dependable, able to work independently and as part of a health care team. Phlebotomy Technologists may seek employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics, patient service collection centers, plasma centers, or blood donor collection facilities; they may also combine phlebotomy with a Medical Assistant certificate and work in a physician’s office. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for the Phlebotomy (PBT) national certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry. The program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

*This is a WECM LEVEL I CERTIFICATE eligible for federal financial aid for those who qualify. An articulation agreement exists to the Tarleton State University

Medical Laboratory Technology Program for the course: MLAB 2182 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences (1); should the student decide to pursue a career as a Medical Laboratory Technologist.


Admission to Weatherford College does not guarantee selective admission to Phlebotomy Technology. The number of students admitted is limited. Selection is based on admission to the college, Phlebotomy Accuplacer Test scores, and proof of Hepatitis B immunity. For specific application information and deadlines, contact the Health and Human Sciences Department at 817-598-6217.

Criminal history disqualifications for admission:

  • Felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, or felony deferred adjudications involving crimes against persons.
  • Misdemeanor convictions related to moral turpitude.

  • Felony deferred adjudication for the sale, possession, distribution, or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances.

  • Registered sex offenders.

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