Phlebotomist

Training Certificate

Overview

  • This nine-week certificate program will give you the skills you need to draw blood and prepare specimens.

  • Students who complete this program will be eligible to take a national certification exam to become a phlebotomist.

What is a phlebotomist?

Phlebotomists draw blood from patients for lab tests and procedures. Phlebotomists are critical members of the care team in medical practices and hospitals throughout South Carolina. 

Other duties may include:

  • Explaining procedures to patients and answering their questions
  • Point of care testing, such as taking a reading for blood glucose levels
  • Preparing specimens for testing 

Which program is right for you?

MTC offers two options for students interested in phlebotomy.

  1. The Training Certificate, listed on this page, does not require you to apply to MTC and offers a quicker approach to training, focused solely on phlebotomy skills.
  2. The Academic Certificate requires you to apply to MTC and offers a broader base of education including courses on biology, medical ethics, health care software, and anatomical basics. This program is best for people who want to build on their career as a phlebotomist and eventually continue their health care education. Academic programs also allow you to apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA. 

Either option will allow you to take the same test to be certified as a phlebotomist and eventually work in a doctor's office or hospital setting. 


About the Program

This program will allow you to earn a certificate in phlebotomy in just nine weeks. You will then be eligible to take a national certification test, which will allow you to have a career in a variety of healthcare settings in SC. You’ll learn to follow universal precautions, tie tourniquets, identify veins, and demonstrate knowledge and use of equipment necessary for drawing blood. Clinicals are not included.

What are phlebotomy courses like?

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. 

What happens after I complete the program?

Upon completion of this certificate, students 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.

Why choose MTC?

MTC partners with medical facilities throughout the Midlands to provide real-world experience that is invaluable for our students. This experience can work to your advantage when it's time to look for jobs after you graduate from the program. In addition, our instructors are experts in the field who will share their lived experience and give you the personal attention you need to be successful.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
5.10 51

Phlebotomy

Students will learn to follow universal precautions, tie tourniquets, identify veins, and demonstrate knowledge and use of equipment necessary for drawing blood. Students will be able to identify appropriate tubes and labels for tests, prep the site, perform venipunctures and finger sticks, and administer bedside glucose. No clinicals included.

Classroom, Online

ID: CEMED-550

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$795.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$795.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Phlebotomist

The Phlebotomist works in a hospital, lab, or clinical office to draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. Phlebotomists may explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions. The phlebotomist draws blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods and matches laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.

Projected Job Growth

+3.2%

Average Annual Salary

$32,246
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Private Practices