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 12 weeks. You will then take a national certification test through NHA, 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!

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

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    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
    7.50 75

    Phlebotomy Technician

    Which will allow you to have a career in a variety of healthcare settings in SC. You will learn to follow universal precautions, tie tourniquets, identify veins, and demonstrate knowledge and use of equipment necessary for drawing blood. The course includes 30 hours of lecture with 45 hours of simulation and clinical rotation hours.

    Classroom

    ID: CEMED-560

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    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.
    $1,195.00
     
    Estimated Cost
    Tuition Assistance
    $1,195.00
    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.

    Average Annual Salary

    $36,291
    According to EMSI data as of 2022

    Where Can I Work?

    • Hospitals
    • Medical Clinics
    • Private Practices

    Want more information?

    Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
    Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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