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

Admission Requirements to the Phlebotomy Program

The Spring 2016 phlebotomy class has been canceled. The next class will be in Fall 2016.

checkboxMust be at least 18 years old.
checkboxComplete an Application for Admission to South Florida State College.
checkboxSubmit proof that you have received a high school diploma or passed the GED test.

Application Process to the Phlebotomy Program

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.

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.

checkboxComplete 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.

Approximate Costs

Tuition (FL Resident)$482.00
(subject to change)
Lab Fees$200.00
Insurance Fees$25.00
Uniforms (included in lab fees)N/A
10 Panel Drug Screen$40.00
Health RequirementsCost varies by provider


165 contact hours / 5.5 occupational credits


Advising and Counseling Center

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