3550 | Phlebotomy – OC

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 Phlebotomy82 contact hours
CPR for Healthcare Providers8 contact hours
Phlebotomy Practicum75 contact hours

Course Date

The next course will be held Feb. 2-April 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted online from 8 a.m. on Nov. 8 through 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.

Admission Requirements

checkboxMust be at least 18 years old.

Application Process

Complete an Application for Admission to South Florida State College.
Meet with your academic advisor in the Advising and Counseling Center to request a Health Sciences Referral Form: Phlebotomy-3550. Your advisor will send this to you by email.
 Complete an online Application to Phlebotomy Program.

Applicants are notified by email of their acceptance into the program. Once notified, you must make an appointment to complete your admission requirements by calling the health sciences specialist at 863-784-7027 or emailing mcganns@southflorida.edu.

Applicant Selection

All applicants who meet the program requirements by the application deadline are considered for admission. Applicants are selected by a lottery process. Those with numbers 1-12 are offered admission. Any applicant who is not admitted may reapply to the Phlebotomy course for the next term it is offered.

Approximate Costs

Tuition (FL Resident)$482.00
(subject to change)
Lab Fees$319.00
Uniforms (included in lab fees)N/A
10 Panel Drug Screen/Document Management$70.00
Health RequirementsCost varies by provider


165 contact hours / 5.5 occupational credits


Advising and Counseling Center