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Phlebotomy

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PHLEBOTOMY

Program Description

This 7 week 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:

PHLEBOTOMY INFORMATION SESSION

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

PHLEBOTOMY INFORMATION SESSION QUIZ

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
    • High School Diploma/GED/College Degree (if you do not have one of these, you are required to take the TABE test or CASAS test and score 9th grade level or above)
    • Vaccination Record:
      • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
      • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
      • Hepatitis B
      • Tetanus 
      • Influenza
    • Tuberculin Skin Test (Two step test is required)

Scholarship Information

 Financial Aid Contact Info:

 Email: finaid@spcc.edu

Call: 704-272-5300. 

New Schedule for Spring 2024

Session 1: January 16, 2024 – March 11, 2024 (Class days; Tuesday & Thursday; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm) Monroe Campus, Braswell Building, Room 2207

  • Class sessions include the following:

    Online Hours:  56 (will be required to complete and submit assignments in Canvas)

    Seated Hours: 40

    January 16, 2024 – February 15, 2024 (students are required to attend in-person)

    Class days and time:  Tuesday & Thursdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location: Monroe Campus, Braswell Building, Room 2207

    Clinical Hours: 120

    February 19, 2024 – March 11, 2024 (students are required to complete hours at a designated clinical site)

    Externship days and time: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Location:  Various lab sites in Union and Anson counties.  Students will be placed at a clinical site that is within 25 miles of the Monroe campus. 

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Session 2: March 12 – May 3, 2024

Class sessions include the following:

Online Hours:  56 (will be required to complete and submit assignments in Canvas)

Seated Hours: 40

March 12 – April 11, 2024 (students are required to attend in-person)

Class days and time:  Tuesday & Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Monroe Campus, Braswell Building, Room 2207

Clinical Hours: 120

April 15 – may 3, 2024 (students are required to complete hours at a designated clinical site)

Externship days and time: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:  Various lab sites in Union and Anson counties.  Students will be placed at a clinical site that is within 25 miles of the Monroe campus. 

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Summer, 2024

Session 1: May 20, 2024 – June 25, 2024

Class sessions include the following:

Online Hours:  56 (will be required to complete and submit assignments in Canvas)

Seated Hours: 40

May 5, 2024 – June 4, 2024 (students are required to attend in-person)

Class days and time:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Monroe Campus, Braswell Building, Room 2207

Clinical Hours: 120

June 5, 2024 – June 25, 2024 (students are required to complete hours at a designated clinical site)

Externship days and time: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:  Various lab sites in Union and Anson counties.  Students will be placed at a clinical site that is within 25 miles of the Monroe campus. 

Session 2: June 10, 2024 – July 17, 2024

Class sessions include the following:

Online Hours:  56 (will be required to complete and submit assignments in Canvas)

Seated Hours: 40

June 10, 2024 – June 25, 2024 (students are required to attend in-person)

Class days and time:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Monroe Campus, Braswell Building, Room 2207

Clinical Hours: 120

June 26, 2024 – July 17, 2024 (students are required to complete hours at a designated clinical site)

Externship days and time: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:  Various lab sites in Union and Anson counties.  Students will be placed at a clinical site that is within 25 miles of the Monroe campus. 

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Registration fee: $369.00

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

Drug Screen/Background Check/Immunizations with Castlebranch: $125.00. 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 email llaney@spcc.edu

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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.

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