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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.
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:
- Attend a virtual information session (see below for upcoming dates)
- Must be 18 years old
- Social Security Card
- Current CPR Card (Healthcare Provider) – If you do not have a CPR card you can register without it. We will be offering a class before clincals begin. However, you MUST complete a CPR class before you can begin clincals.
- 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
- Tuberculin Skin Test (Two step test is required)
- All of these items are required at the time of registration
Information Session dates
Session 1 10AM
Session 2 5PM
Session 3 10AM
Session 4 5PM
Session 5 10AM
Session 6 5PM
March 29, 2021 – June 24, 2021
- Online hours: 56
- Seated hours: 40 (March 29, 2021-April 28, 2021, MW, 5:00-9:00 pm)
- Clinical hours: 120 (1st rotation May 3, 2021 – May 21, 2021 & 2nd rotation May 24-June 24, 2021)
May 24, 2021 – August 3, 2021
- Online hours: 56
- Seated hours: 40 (May 24 – June 28, 2021, MW, 5:00-9:00 pm)
- Clinical hours: 120 (1st rotation June 29 – July 19, 2021 & 2nd rotation July 20 – August 3, 2021)
July 13, 2021 – September 3, 2021
- Online hours: 56
- Seated hours: 40 (July 13 – July 22, 2021, TWTh, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm)
- Clinical hours: 120 (1st rotation July 23 – August 13, 2021 & 2nd rotation August 13 – September 3, 2021)
** Clinical hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm – You will placed at a clincial site based on availability for either the 1st rotation dates or the 2nd rotations dates. Clincial Coordinator does not guarantee students to be placed for their choice of rotation or site.
Registration fee: $302.00
Book: $105.00 (approximately)
Uniforms: $125.00 (approximately)
Drug Screen/Background Check with Castlebranch: $92.00. This must be completed by the class start date.
The North Carolina Community Colleges Governor’s Emergency Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers FREE Tuition for community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs.
By Phone: 704-290-5825
In Person: 3509 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe
Old Charlotte Highway Campus, Braswell Building, Monroe
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.
- Phlebotomy – 11 Weeks to Complete