Program DescriptionThe Phlebotomy Technician program educates students to collect blood and process blood and body fluids. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with clinical laboratory personnel and other health care providers in hospitals or other health care facilities. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice.
- Major Code: PT21
- Award Level: TCC
- Location: Griffin Campus, Flint Campus, Henry Center, COI
- Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
- Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 24
- Submit completed application and application fee
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or GED
- transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary
- transcripts in an official sealed envelope
- Meet assessment requirements
- Current CPR card required
Applicants must meet general admission requirements, as well as the following minimum requirements:
- Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements will be classified as either learning support or provisional status and must take the prescribed learning support courses to prepare for the core curriculum.
- Applicants must apply and be admitted to the Phlebotomy Program in the Admissions Office of Southern Crescent Technical College and the major must be Healthcare Science or Healthcare Assistant.
- Upon successful completion (or transfer in) of ALHS 1011 (or BIOL 2113 and 2114) ALHS 1090, ALHS 1040, ENG 1010, and COMP 1000
Candidate Selection and Prerequisite Requirements Candidate selection is based on the following and in this
1. Date applied to program-ready list.
2. Completion of all core classes with a C or better.
3. Available classroom size and available clinical sites.
Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.
|Equipment /Supplies||$40 (approximate)|
|National Registry||$95 (may vary)|
|Background / Drug Screen||Varies|
|CPR||$5 (if taken with ALHS 1040)|
The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.
Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.
|ALHS 1011||Anatomy and Physiology||5|
|ALHS 1090||Medical Terminology for Allied Health Services||2|
|ALHS 1040||Introduction to Health Care||3|
|COMP 1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENGL 1010||Fundamentals of English I||3|
|PHLT 1030||Introduction to Venipuncture||3|
|PHLT 1050||Clinical Practice*||5|
Documentation of a physical examination is turned in during the first PHLT term with an accompanying completed drug screen and a background check sheet.
*A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be admitted to the Phlebotomy program; however such a conviction may prohibit a student from attending clinical sites and/or taking the Registry exam. Documentation of satisfying the penalty of the felony must be presented to the National Board with the exam application. Permission to sit for the exam rests solely with the National Board. Permission to attend a clinical site rests solely with the clinical facility.
Note: Grading standards for Phlebotomy courses are very stringent. For students to progress to the next course of study, a minimum grade of C must be maintained. Students who are unsuccessful maintaining a C within the PHLT 1030 curriculum will be advised to choose another program of study.