About the Program

The Phlebotomy certificate will provide a foundation in health care careers, communication, soft skills, computers, and anatomy and physiology. Students will develop the basic skills necessary to perform phlebotomy procedures utilized in hospital settings, clinical facilities, and physician's offices. Instructional methods will be varied including classroom, lab, online/hybrid, simulation/virtual reality, and clinical rotations, during which students will have comprehensive clinical experiences in medical laboratory specimen collections, transport, storage, and basic test procedures. The Phlebotomy certificate can be combined with the Nursing Assistant Certificate and Cardiac Care Certificate to earn stackable, short-term, entry-level certificates in the health care arena.

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be eligible to take a nationally recognized certification exam. Employment opportunities in South Carolina include positions in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices.

Special Requirements

Students must receive a grade of “C” or better on all Phlebotomy certificate courses. Students must pass a final comprehensive exit examination to graduate from the program. Students may not repeat certificate courses more than once, nor may they progress to the next semester until that course is passed. Students may repeat only two Phlebotomy Technician certificate courses.

Students will rotate through hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories and clinics in the MTC service area for practical experience in Phlebotomy. Students will be required to comply with regulations required by off-campus clinical sites, which might include finger printing, background checks and drug screenings.

In addition to the college’s placement test and the specific admissions requirements for the Health Sciences department, specific interview eligibility criteria for the Phlebotomy Certificate program include:

Acceptable Eligibility Criteria

Placement Test Scores: Must meet each criteria

    • ACCUPLACER COMPANION (Valid through 9/4/2021) 76
    • ACCUPLACER COMPANION (Valid through 9/4/2021) 61
    • OR Completion of MAT 032

Admission Criteria

  1. Attendance at a program Information Session (optional)
  2. Attendance at a program Orientation Session (mandatory)
  3. Submission of an Acknowledgement of Intent request
  4. Acceptable Criminal Background Check and drug screening results
  5. Satisfactory compliance with required medical physical and immunization requirements
  6. Current certification in First-Aid and CPR (American Heart for the Health Care Professional)


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