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Phlebotomist Program

Program Description:
The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by performing venipunctures and capillaries for collection of minute quantities of blood.

Program Components (45 hours plus an externship opportunity):
• Introduction to Phlebotomy
• Medical Terminology
• Patient Preparation
• Collection Techniques
• Safety and Compliance Considerations

Admission Requirements:

• Criminal background checks are required (additional fee to student)
Criminal backgrounds may prevent individuals from obtaining certification and externship/clinical placement
• Uniform and medical exams are not included.
• Students must have a high school diploma or GED
• Medical Clearance, Laboratory Blood Work, PPD’s and Urine Drug Screen Are Required

Students must attend the Introduction to Health Career Pathway Seminar prior to registration.

Externship Experience:

Students will be eligible to apply for an externship experience with one of our partnering facilities. Students must have successful progress and/or completion of course requirements prior to placement. Students will be interviewed and proper placement decisions will be made based on student success and site availability.  Students are eligible for one externship per course.

Full Program Cost:


Tuition includes the 45 hour instruction course and externship opportunity required for certification, exam fee, and resource materials.


Tillis Building, T108

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Shachara Adams – Career Mentor/Enrollment Specialist