Health Sciences Application Process
Admission to Austin Community College does not guarantee admission to a Health Sciences program. ALL Health Sciences program applicants must:
- Enroll in ACC and begin taking relevant program prerequisites
- Follow the admission steps for the Health Sciences program you prefer.
- Collect the required documentation and/or complete all immunizations before applying for program admission.
- Submit your program application (a criminal background check may be required)
Phlebotomy Technician Program Application Steps (standard entry for college credit)
Please note that this program does not qualify for Financial Aid.
In order to qualify for Financial Aid, a program must be at least 600 clock hours, 16 semester or trimester hours, or 24 quarter hours of undergraduate instruction offered during a minimum of 15 weeks of instruction.
Apply to ACC.
Obtain your student ID number from Admissions and Records.
Complete the Phlebotomy Technician online information session including careful review of the Syllabus and Student Handbook. Print and complete the Informed Consent Form. Complete and print the confirmation results webpage at the end of the session. This step can be completed prior to steps 1-3. Upload your Information Session Verification Form and the Informed Consent Form to your CastleBranch account. Use code UL78im.
Applications are available for print out here.
- The class is selected based on the date that the completed application is received in the Health Science admissions office.
- The student will be notified to complete a Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screen. You will be given a time limit as to when this must be completed.
- Once your CBC and Drug Screen come back, 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 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 course requirements ARE IDENTICAL. You must complete the online information session and submit the "Completion Survey" to be considered for admission into the Phlebotomy Technician Program.