Phlebotomy - 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.
Phlebotomy technicians can find employment in the following settings:
- Hospital laboratories
- Nursing homes
- Medical offices
- 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 Office of Career Services for more employment resources.
Program Disclosure Statement
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.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|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 Credit Hours
|*BIO 112, BIO 210 or BIO 211 may be taken in place of BIO 110.|