Phlebotomists are skilled in collecting blood samples for diagnostic purposes. They are employed in physicians’ offices, blood banks, laboratories, and clinical facilities.
This brief occupational certificate program prepares students to work as phlebotomists. Students acquire skills in communication, leadership, human relations, and employment; learn techniques for collecting blood specimens by capillary or venipuncture on adults, children and infants; learn how to attend to the comfort and well-being of the patient while performing blood collecting duties; and observe safety policies and procedures both in the classroom and clinical settings.
SFSC’s Phlebotomy course is offered in response to community need and not at consistent times of the year. Typically, the course is offered once during the fall term and once during the spring term, meeting on Saturdays and some evenings. It covers:
|Basic Concepts of Phlebotomy||82 contact hours|
|CPR for Healthcare Providers||8 contact hours|
|Phlebotomy Practicum||75 contact hours|
Admission Requirements to the Phlebotomy Program
|Must be at least 18 years old.|
|Complete an Application for Admission to South Florida State College.|
|Submit proof that you have received a high school diploma or passed the GED test.|
Application Process to the Phlebotomy Program
Next program will be offered Aug. 27-Oct. 27, 2016. Online applications will open at 8 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2016.
Meet with your academic advisor in the Advising and Counseling Center to request a signed PDF of the Health Sciences Referral Form: Phlebotomy-3550. Your advisor will send this to you by email.
Complete an Application to Phlebotomy Program.
After Acceptance into the Phlebotomy Program
Applicants are notified by email of their acceptance into the program. Once notified, you must complete these requirements before you can register for classes.
|Complete a Level 2 Fingerprinting Background Check. Your appointment time will be noted in your acceptance email.|
Submit the following documents to the Health Sciences specialist, located in the Health and Science Education Center, Room 133. You will receive a registration referral form, which you take to the Advising and Counseling Center and register for classes.
|Tuition (FL Resident)||$482.00|
(subject to change)
|Uniforms (included in lab fees)||N/A|
|10 Panel Drug Screen||$40.00|
|Health Requirements||Cost varies by provider|
165 contact hours / 5.5 occupational credits
Advising and Counseling Center