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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Students

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. 

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The next class begins on January 10, 2022

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This is a 13-week course (9 weeks in the classroom and lab plus 4 weeks externship) that provides training designed to prepare students for a career as a phlebotomist in the growing healthcare workforce. Following 54 hours of classroom and lab instruction, students will experience a hands-on externship with a local healthcare facility as part of their training. Textbook, supplies, background check, drug screening, CPR for Healthcare Providers, one set of scrubs, lab coat,  ASCP- BOC exam and externship placement are all included in the course fee.

Course Fee:  $3,375

Requirements/Recommendations: Students should be familiar with and able to use a computer, have a high school diploma or GED Equivalency, and be 18 years old or older or turn 18 at some point during the program.

Instructors: JoAnne Peebles & Natalie Dovanne

Dates: The next course will begin January 10, 2022 (9-week Instruction/classroom portion); immediately followed by a mandatory 4-week externship in a hospital or clinic.  The externship must be completed during the day, so please be aware when signing up that you must make arrangements to be available during the day Monday through Friday to fulfill the externship and that you cannot receive a certificate if you do not complete the externship.

Days:  Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 9 pm

Location:  Sundquist Science Complex Room A207

Hours: 54.00

CEUs: 5.40



My name is Matthew Horning, I recently graduated from Austin Peay State University's Phlebotomy Program. I was able to take this course thanks to Workforce Essentials granting me a scholarship, it was the second medical course I have taken in my education career (I previously attended Murray State University's EMT- Basic course at Fort Campbell). As a result of this program I was able to obtain employment before I graduated from the course. I work as an Emergency Room Technician at Muhlenberg County Community Hospital in Greenville, Kentucky. In this job, drawing blood and obtaining specimens is a large part of what an Emergency Room Technician does.

My career goal is to be a Paramedic, I took phlebotomy as a pre-requisite to better stand out from other applicants applying to school to become a Paramedic. I will be attending a trauma course in July in California that is run by former military Special Operations Medics. Following that I plan to attend Austin Peay to complete the rest of my pre-requisites then attend and earn my certification as a Paramedic.

I would love to attend Austin Peay for Advanced-EMT/Paramedic, I know the course is in the process of becoming official but I can speak to the matter of needing more programs like this around the state. Currently the closest program to Clarksville is in Nashville with Volunteer State Community College. For some, that can be too far to commute and with an accelerated program like that it would be extremely difficult to work and go to school simultaneously.

I again cannot thank Workforce Essentials enough for giving me the chance to attend this course and I hope that future applicants can receive funding as I have. I was able to fuel my passion and drive in pursuit of my dreams, and because of that I will have the opportunity to become the best Paramedic I can be and give back to the people and the State of Tennessee. I hope that my success is enough of a reason to grant future applicants the same chance I had at success.


MyCAA Military Spouse Scholarship  Call 1-800-342-9647 to speak to a MyCAA Counselor

Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership  Call 931-802-2176 to see if you qualify for a scholarship

WIOA Workforce Scholarships  523 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. 931-551-9110

Sallie Mae Student Loan  Easy Qualify, Low-Interest Loan


  • 2020 Median Pay: $36,320 per year
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: Postsecondary non-degree award
  • Work Experience in a Related Occupation: None
  • On-the-job Training: None
  • Number of Jobs, 2019:  132,600
  • Job Outlook, 2019-2029: 17% (Much faster than average)

*United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

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