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Program Description

This course provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing.

Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as a phlebotomy technician through the American Medical Technologist (AMT).

Course includes a clinical component for 120 hours.  Hours for clincial are Monday-Friday; 8:00-5:00 p.m. for three weeks.  You must be able to complete clinical at the time assigned in order to successfully pass this course.

Get Certified

The South Piedmont Community College Phlebotomy Certificate is affiliated with and recognized by American Medical Technologists (AMT). Our Phlebotomy Certificate meets the standards and requirements of the AMT, and students that graduate from the Phlebotomy Certificate at South Piedmont Community College are eligible to sit for certification with American Medical Technologists (AMT). Information regarding how to become certified is available at www.americanmedtech.org.

Requirements to register:

All items are required prior to being registered.

You must:

  1. Attend a Phlebotomy Information Session by clicking on the link below:


  1. Complete the Phlebotomy Information Session Quiz by clicking on the link below:


The Phlebotomy Information Session and quiz are open for viewing at any time.  You must watch the information session first and complete the quiz afterwards to receive a registration packet.

    • Must be 18 years old
    • Social Security Card
    • High School Diploma/GED/College Degree (if you do not have one of these, you are required to take the TABE test and score 9th grade level or above)
    • Vaccination Record:
      • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
      • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
      • Hepatitis B
      • Tetanus 
      • Influenza
      • COVID-19 (fully vaccinated)
    • Tuberculin Skin Test (Two step test is required)

Current Courses

October 24, 2022 – December 16, 2022

This includes: 

  • Online hours:  56
  • Seated hours:  40 (Oct 24- Nov 23, 2022, MW, 5:30-9:30 pm)
  • Clinical hours:  120 (Nov 28 – Dec 16, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm)

Upcoming Courses

January 17, 2023 – March 10, 2023
Monroe Campus, Braswell Building, Room 2207

This includes: 

  • Online hours:  56
  • Seated hours:  40 (Jan 17- Feb 16, TTh, 9:00 am – 1:00pm)
  • Clinical hours:  120 (Feb 20 – Mar 10 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm)
March 14, 2023 – May 5, 2023
Polkton Campus, Martin Tech Building, Room 109

This includes: 

  • Online hours:  56
  • Seated hours:  40 (Mar 14- Apr 13, TTh, 9:00 am – 1:00pm)
  • Clinical hours:  120 (Apr 17 – May 5, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm)


Registration fee: $352.00

Uniforms: $125.00 (approximately, required uniform list will be sent after registration)

Drug Screen/Background Check/Immunizations with Castlebranch: $115.00. This must be completed by the class start date in order to be registered.

Total Approximate Program Cost: $592.00

For more information regarding the Phlebotomy program contact:

Professor Lori Laney by Phone: 704-290-5825 or email llaney@spcc.edu


Old Charlotte Highway Campus, Braswell Building,  Monroe

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s office, blood donation center, basic health care facilities.

Educational Opportunities

  • Phlebotomy – 11 Weeks to Complete 

Contact Information


Lori Laney

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