Phlebotomy: Occupational Certificate (OC)

Fall 2018 Application Period: July 30, 2018 (8 a.m.)-Aug. 3, 2018 (5 p.m.)

Classes Start: Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

Class Schedule

  • Monday (Aug. 27, Sept. 3, and Sept. 24): 5-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday (Aug. 29-Oct. 24): 5-8 p.m.
  • Saturday (Sept. 1-Oct. 27): 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Phlebotomy is a selective enrollment 10-week course that is offered during the spring and fall terms. Twelve students are accepted to each class. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for admission. Applicants are not guaranteed admission because they have met the minimum requirements.

Application Process

Complete the steps of the application process in this order:

Apply to South Florida State College.
Complete a Minimum Admission Requirements (MAR) Review.
Complete the online application to the Phlebotomy program.
Attend new student orientation: Guide to Personal Success (GPS).

I. Apply to South Florida State College

  1. Complete a General Student Application to South Florida State College.
  1. Send official high school transcript or GED transcript to the Admissions Office.
  1. Send official transcripts from all the colleges or schools you have attended since high school to the Admissions Office.

If you need assistance completing the steps for admission to South Florida State College, visit the Admissions Office, Building B, Highlands Campus, or call 863-784-7105.

II.  Complete Minimum Admissions Requirements (MAR) Review

Applicants must complete a MAR Review before they are considered for admission to the Phlebotomy program. You are encouraged to complete your MAR Review as early as possible so that you may finish the additional steps in the application process before the application period ends.

During the Phlebotomy program application period, the health sciences specialist conducts MAR Reviews by appointment only Monday-Friday, 8 a.m-3 p.m. To schedule your MAR Review, call 863-784‑7027 or email

III.  Apply to the Phlebotomy Program

Complete an online application to the Phlebotomy program.

IV. Attend New Student Orientation

All new students and students returning to SFSC after an absence of two or more years are required to attend new student orientation, Guide to Personal Success (GPS). After you submit your application to South Florida State College (step I), you will receive an email invitation that explains your options for attending orientation. You may select an orientation that is convenient for you; however, you must complete orientation before you can register for classes.

If you need assistance completing orientation, email the Career Development Center or call 863-784-7412.

Selection Process

Candidates are accepted through a lottery process. Those with numbers 1-12 are offered admission. Applicants who are not accepted may reapply the next time the course is offered.

Successful applicants receive an email that explains how they may reserve their seat. Any unclaimed seat is offered to the next qualified applicant. Once all seats are claimed, an email is sent to applicants who were not accepted.

Consult the College Catalog for more information about the ranking and selection process.

Program Compliance Requirements

All candidates accepted into the phlebotomy program must submit to an official criminal history background check and drug screening. Some providers of clinical experiences do not allow individuals with certain types of criminal history into their facilities, in accordance with Florida Statute 468.3065. You may review an explanation of Program Disqualification Due to Past Convictions or contact the Florida Department of Health for more information.

Candidates are also required to submit program specific admission documentation to a third-party compliance management company, Castle Branch.