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 Career Resource Center for more employment resources.
For more information about gainful employment, visit: https://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|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|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|AHS 143||Phlebotomy Skills||6|
Total Credit Hours
|*With Advisor approval, students may choose AHS 102 or AHS 104; BIO 112 or BIO 211.|