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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 Phlebotomy 82 contact hours
CPR for Healthcare Providers 8 contact hours
Phlebotomy Practicum 75 contact hours

Admission Process for the Phlebotomy Program

Applications are accepted Aug. 1-31 for the October class and Nov. 15-Dec. 15 for the February class.
checkbox Obtain a signed Health Sciences Advising Referral Form: Phlebotomy – 3550 from your academic advisor in Advising and Counseling.
checkbox Must be at least 18 years old.
checkbox Must score a 9 or above on all three sections of the TABE. Schedule your test through the SFSC Testing Center.
checkbox Complete an Application for Admission to South Florida State College.
checkbox Complete an Application to Phlebotomy Program.

After Acceptance

checkbox Complete and submit the Fingerprinting Appointment and Background Check Forms.
checkbox Complete the Phlebotomy Health Forms package.
checkbox Sign the Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notice of Privacy Practices form.

Approximate Costs

College admission/graduation fee $40.00
Tuition (FL Resident) $482.00
(subject to change)
Lab Fees $200.00
Insurance Fees $25.00
Textbook $65.00
Uniforms (included in lab fees) N/A
Shoes $35.00
Fingerprinting $35.00
10 Panel Drug Screen $40.00
Health Requirements Cost varies by provider
TOTAL: >$922.00


165 contact hours / 5.5 occupational credits


Advising and Counseling

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