Phlebotomy Technician
How to Begin

The following information will help you get started in applying to North's I-BEST Phlebotomy Technician program.


Admission to the I-BEST Phlebotomy Technician program has the following requirements:

• Attend an I-BEST Phlebotomy Information Session.

• At the information session, complete and submit an application to the I-BEST Phlebotomy Technician program along with a writing sample.

• Provide documentation of one of the following:

1. (Non-native English speakers) CASAS test scores in Reading and Listening — The CASAS test must be taken by all non-native English speakers with a minimum score of (230 reading and 230 listening) required;

2. (Native English speakers) College transcripts showing completion of English 097,098 or equivalent or higher, with a minimum grade of 2.0. Official transcripts are not required for classes taken within the Seattle Colleges District (North, Central, South or SVI);  (OR)

3. (Native English speakers who have not completed  English 097,098 or equivalent or higher) CASAS test scores in Reading and Math with a minimum score of (230 reading) required;

4. (English placement tests must be taken within the last 6 months.)

• have a clear criminal background check

In addition, admission to the program will be denied to anyone who has been discharged from any job due to safety and/or security issues or has been discharged from any vocational/academic program due to safety and/or security issues. 

Priority for admission will be given to Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or Workforce Education students. 

Additional Requirements

To participate in the Phlebotomy Technician program, applicants must also meet these basic requirements: 

• be 18 years of age or older

• have a high school diploma or GED

• show proof of up-to-date immunizations and TB test when accepted into the program

• be able to read, write and speak English proficiently

Review Certificate Award Page

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