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Healthcare Training
Presented through
Tennessee College of Applied Technology

241 Vo-Tech Drive/McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone (931) 473-5587/ Fax (931) 473-3275

Phlebotomy:  48 hours starting January 9, 2017 and meeting each Monday and Wednesday from 12 – 3 p.m. through March 6, 2017.  Cost is $288 plus books and supplies.

You must be present to pay at the first class meeting.

Visit our website for information regarding Gainful Employment and Clery Act compliance:


TCAT McMinnville is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education


Phlebotomy is a highly respected and important medical career.  Phlebotomists, who specialize in drawing blood, work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, medical group practices, laboratories, and public health facilities.  This 48-hour program will enable you to become a crucial member of a medical team with skills necessary to obtain quality laboratory specimens in a variety of medical settings.  Completing this course will gain you the technical knowledge required to assist you in passing the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification examination.  Passing the course and the certification exam will give you the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a job that requires phlebotomy skills.  Passing a background check may be required.

Bring on First Day of Class

· Proof of immunizations

· Proof of liability insurance

· Proof of current Healthcare Provider level CPR certification

· Course textbook—Your text for this course is the Second Edition of Phlebotomy Simplified by Diana Garza and Kathleen Becan-McBride.  ISBN:  978-0-13-278432-0.

Other Supplies Needed for the Course

· Scrub suit (solid color, no designs)

· Safety glasses with clear lenses

· Clean athletic shoes or nursing shoes (no mesh tops or open toes)


Classroom hours may be adjusted due to clinical lab requirements.


Cost of the Phlebotomy 48-hour course is $288 plus books and supplies.

Payment in full is due on first course meeting.

Non-credit courses are not eligible to be paid by any form of TCAT-administered financial aid.  You can, however, contact the WIOA or Career Center office in your area to inquire about any available funding.  To find the nearest Tennessee Career Center office, go to and type “career center” in the search box.

All non-credit courses are subject to a 100% required attendance policy.

No refunds will be issued after the start of any course.

The tuition for these courses does not include the cost of the NHA certification examination.  That fee (approximately $105) is paid to the National Healthcareer Association, not to TCAT McMinnville.

Targeted Population

· Trade Act Adjustment Assistance eligible workers

· Dislocated workers/Unemployed

· Underemployed Adults and Youth—includes low paid healthcare workers such as CNA’s

· Others (Anybody!)

· Priority given to Veterans

· Up-to-date Tetanus

· TB Skin Test

· All other childhood vaccinations and immunizations

Liability Insurance Info

Go to website

· Select “Get a Quote” and “Apply Now.”

· Select Individual and “Continue.”

· Select from the dropdown menu your state, then continue below.

· Use the dropdown menu to select “Phlebotomist”, check “no” to question that asks “Are you a member of a professional organization?”

· Select “Student” for your status as a healthcare professional, then click “Continue” and choose to apply and pay online OR print out and mail the application and payment.

· Print a copy of your certificate verifying you have obtained liability insurance and bring with you to class to give to instructor.

CPR Certification

CPR certification is required for the course.  Currently there is no local CPR class scheduled. 

Other Healthcare Programs Offered

Candidates are completing prerequisite classes for the Spring 2017 Practical Nursing program enrollment at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - McMinnville. The on-ground Practical Nursing program will begin May 1. Qualification deadline for will be two months in advance (February 28, 2017). Potential students enrolled in Dosage Calculations for Nurses and Anatomy and Physiology classes at qualification deadline will be accepted on a conditional basis, subject to passing grades and space availability.

The Hybrid Practical Nursing is set to begin January 4, 2017.  Qualification deadline has passed.

The Application for Enrollment for Allied Health form is available in paper format on-campus and also under Practical Nursing on the TCAT website ( Potential students are informed of the following requirements:

Your application for enrollment is not complete until you have provided an official high school/GED transcript and proof of MMR, Varicella and Hepatitis B immunizations. All Practical Nursing applicants must also complete prerequisite classes in Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Dosage Calculations for Nurses.

As prerequisites, these classes do not qualify for state or federal financial aid. However, all potential students are encouraged to complete a 2017 – 2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if starting the on-ground program in May.

Prerequisite classes are offered each trimester. The next on-campus prerequisite classes are scheduled to start January 10 and 11, 2017.

Prerequisite classes will also be available online through Tennessee eCampus, which has replaced the Regents Online Continuing Education program.  See the website

An alternate means of meeting the prerequisite math course requirement is by testing out. This exemption test consists of 100 questions covering the material that is taught in the nursing math class. The exemption test costs $50 and will be held from 8 until 11 a.m. on September 6, 2016.