Phlebotomy

Academic Certificate

Overview

Phlebotomists draw blood from patients for lab tests and procedures. Employment opportunities can be found in medical practices and hospitals.

The Phlebotomy certificate will provide a foundation for a variety of healthcare careers. 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 program also includes instruction in anatomy and physiology, communication, soft skills, and information technology. 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.

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 fingerprinting, background checks, and drug screenings.

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

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Application Process
Financial Aid & Scholarships

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.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(12 Credit Hours)
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
AHS-180 Health Careers Preparation

Health Careers Preparation

ID: AHS-180

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes selected topics such as study skills, test-taking skills, critical thinking, problem solving, ethics, health careers test preparation and other topics to promote student success.

3
AHS-102 Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

ID: AHS-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers medical terms, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation.

3
AHS-131 Computers in Healthcare

Computers in Healthcare

ID: AHS-131

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the hardware and software used in various healthcare settings including information systems, computerized medical interfaces, telemedicine, networking, as well as other basic computer applications.

3
Semester 2
(11 Credit Hours)
BIO-110 General Anatomy and Physiology

General Anatomy and Physiology

ID: BIO-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is on the organ systems of the human and their interrelationships.

3
AHS-141 Phlebotomy for Health Career Provider

Phlebotomy for Health Career Provider

ID: AHS-141

Credit Hours: 3

This course contains the essential theory, skills, and special procedures required to meet the venipuncture needs in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings.

3
AHS-205 Ethics and Law for Allied Health Profess

Ethics and Law for Allied Health Profess

ID: AHS-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to ethical, bioethical and legal concepts related to allied health professions.

3
AHS-142 Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy

ID: AHS-142

Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of phlebotomy procedures utilized in clinical facilities and physicians' offices.

2
  Total Credit Hours 23
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,094.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
AHS-180 Health Careers Preparation

Health Careers Preparation

ID: AHS-180

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes selected topics such as study skills, test-taking skills, critical thinking, problem solving, ethics, health careers test preparation and other topics to promote student success.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
AHS-102 Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

ID: AHS-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers medical terms, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation.

3
AHS-131 Computers in Healthcare

Computers in Healthcare

ID: AHS-131

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the hardware and software used in various healthcare settings including information systems, computerized medical interfaces, telemedicine, networking, as well as other basic computer applications.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
BIO-110 General Anatomy and Physiology

General Anatomy and Physiology

ID: BIO-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is on the organ systems of the human and their interrelationships.

3
AHS-141 Phlebotomy for Health Career Provider

Phlebotomy for Health Career Provider

ID: AHS-141

Credit Hours: 3

This course contains the essential theory, skills, and special procedures required to meet the venipuncture needs in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings.

3
Semester 4
(5 Credit Hours)
AHS-205 Ethics and Law for Allied Health Profess

Ethics and Law for Allied Health Profess

ID: AHS-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to ethical, bioethical and legal concepts related to allied health professions.

3
AHS-142 Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy

ID: AHS-142

Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of phlebotomy procedures utilized in clinical facilities and physicians' offices.

2
  Total Credit Hours 23
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,094.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Phlebotomist

As a phlebotomist, you draw blood from patients for lab tests and procedures. Employment opportunities can be found in medical practices and hospitals.

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

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further your education at MTC

Combine two certificates to allow for additional career opportunities. This can include this certificate, the Cardiac Care certificate, or the Nursing Assistant certificate.