Phlebotomy Technician

Program Description

The 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.

Program Details

  • Major Code: PT21
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 24

Admission Requirements

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

order:

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.

ItemCost
Uniforms$30
Equipment /Supplies$40 (approximate)
National Registry$95 (may vary)
Liability Insurance$8
Medical ExamVaries
Background / Drug ScreenVaries
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.

CourseTitleCredits
First Term
ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology5
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Services2
ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care3
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3
Second Term
PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture3
Third Term
PHLT 1050Clinical 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.

 

Phlebotomy Technician

Program Faculty

Christy Smith
Program Coordinator
csmith@sctech.edu
770-229-3197

Career and Academic Planning

Lori Pitts
Career Advisor
lori.pitts@sctech.edu
770-467-4489
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A