Health Science

PhlebotomyPhlebotomy - Certificate

Phlebotomy technicians are healthcare workers who have been trained to collect blood for laboratory analysis. This important job assists physicians in diagnosing and making decisions about patient care. HGTC's Phlebotomy certificate prepares students for entry-level phlebotomy technician positions in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. The curriculum covers basic venipuncture, phlebotomy theory, and special procedures required for specimen collection, with emphasis on safety, accuracy, and minimal client discomfort. The certificate also requires knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and CPR, and students must attend clinical hours, during which they practice and perfect phlebotomy skills. Graduates are eligible to take a phlebotomy certification exam.


For more information contact:

Scott A Cyganiewicz
(843) 477-2092

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Career Outlook

Phlebotomy technicians can find employment in the following settings:
  • Hospital laboratories
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical offices
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Blood banks

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment resources.

For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

  • Criminal Background Check, 30 days prior to the start of AHS 143
  • Urine Drug Screening, 30 days prior to the start of AHS 143
  • Submit a Health Sciences Division Student Health Record Form indicating the candidate has the ability to perform the physical tasks required in the program
  • Completion of the General Hospital Orientation (GHO)
  • Proof of CPR certification for Health Care Providers
  • Student must be at least 18 years of age
  • Purchase uniforms and lab coats
  • Students must have reliable transportation for rotations to different clinic sites in Horry, Georgetown, and/or Brunswick counties during the second semester

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements

A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all AHS-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. 

 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester  - Fall
   
AHS 102 Medical Terminology* 3
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
AHS 141 Phlebotomy for the Health Care Provider 3
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology* 4
  TOTAL 11
Second Semester - Spring
   
AHS 143 Phlebotomy Skills 6
  TOTAL 5
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17

*With Advisor approval, students may choose AHS 102 or AHS 104; BIO 112 or BIO 211.