Application Process

Phlebotomy Technician Application Process

Before you proceed with the application process, we encourage you to read the Phlebotomy FAQ. If you need additional help with the application process, please contact us.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in Austin Community College. Click here for more information. Admission to Austin Community College does not guarantee admission to a Health Sciences program.
  • The Phlebotomy Technician program is open to all students. A health science background is not required to apply.
  • Applicants must meet the Technical Standards required by the program.

Applications for this program are accepted on an on-going basis once all admission requirements have been met. Students are admitted based on their application date on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to view the Phlebotomy Technician Institutional Certificate plan.

  1. Activate your ACC email account. All correspondence regarding your application will be sent to your ACC email address. For information on how to set up your ACC email account, please see this page.
  2. Complete the program-required immunizations and retain a copy of your immunization form.
  3. Review the mandatory online Phlebotomy Technician Information Session, then print and keep a copy of the confirmation email and the informed consent form.
  4. Go to the CastleBranch website and click the link “Place Order.”
  5. Enter UL64im in the “Package Code” field. After entering your personal information, the system will prompt you to upload your 1-page immunization form for each of the four required immunizations. The cost to set up the account is $30.
  6. Next input code UL78im in the “Package Code” field. The system will prompt you to upload the following application documents:
  7. Documents are approved when you receive a green check next to the requirement. All items must be approved in CastleBranch before your application will be accepted.
  1. After completing the steps above for CastleBranch (green checks = clearance), complete the application for the Phlebotomy Technician program.
  2. Applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Follow the instructions on this page to submit your application remotely.
  • Applications for the Phlebotomy Technician program are accepted on an on-going basis. Phlebotomy course sections/locations will vary depending on the semester.
  • Upon receipt of your application in the department, your application will be further reviewed. Once marked as complete, the student will be placed on a waitlist based on the date of the application. Additional information regarding the student’s position on the waitlist can be provided by the Phlebotomy Administrative Assistant.
  • Prior to the start of the next available semester, emails will be sent to the email of record confirming continued interest and campus placement. If a student fails to respond to the interest email, the application will be held for one additional semester.
  • Students will be allowed one deferral before their application is retired.

Provisional  Admission Information

Admission to the Phlebotomy Technician program is provisional until the following clinical requirements are met. Do not take action on these items until instructed by the department:

If you have concerns about events in your background, you may contact the Health Sciences Compliance Coordinator Lisa Enloe at (512) 223-5867 or

  • The student will be notified to complete a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening. You will be given a time limit as to when this must be completed.
  • Once your CBC and Drug Screen are complete, you will be notified that it is time to register for the course. This must be done in a timely fashion. Failure to register for the course by the given deadline will result in your spot being given to another student.
  • Clinical rotations are Monday-Friday so you must schedule work and other class times in the evenings or on weekends.

Alternative Entry (not for credit)

  • It is possible to take the Phlebotomy Technician program as continuing education (non-college credit) and then convert that coursework to college credit once the student has three (3) college credit hours at ACC. Students must request this conversion to college credit within two years of successfully completing the Continuing Education Phlebotomy Technician Program. A minimal fee may be charged for this credit conversion.
  • IMPORTANT: Whether you register for credit or through continuing education, the admission and clinical requirements are identical. You must complete the online information session and submit the “Verification Post Test” as part of the Phlebotomy Technician Program application.

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