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Phlebotomy - Certificate

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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.

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

  • Affidavit Acknowledgement form prior to acceptance. 
  • Criminal Background Check is required prior to registering for AHS 141.
  • Urine Drug Screening, 30 days prior to the start of AHS 167 clinical.
  • 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
  • Students must have reliable transportation for rotations to different clinic sites in Horry and Georgetown counties during AHS 167.

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
A minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all courses for progression and graduation.

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

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment resources.

Applicants to the Phlebotomy program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.

For more information contact:
Christine Farrior - (843) 477-2118

Curriculum Sequence

Full Semester Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
BIO 110 General Anatomy & Physiology* 3
Fast Forward I    
AHS 141 Phlebotomy for the Health Care Provider 3
Fast Forward II    
AHS 167 Phlebotomy Capstone Experience 3
  TOTAL 10

Total Credit Hours


*BIO 112, BIO 210 or BIO 211 may be taken in place of BIO 110.