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Phlebotomists are specialized clinical support workers who collect blood from patients for laboratory testing. Results from laboratory testing provide valuable information to physicians for diagnosing and treating patients. Phlebotomists have the responsibility to collect venous blood specimens without harming the patient. They also ensure that the blood is collected correctly, because if specimens are harmed during the collection process, test results may be unobtainable or worthless.
Phlebotomists work in hospitals, commercial laboratories, private physician offices, public health departments, clinics, blood banks and as paramedical examiners for life insurance companies.
Phlebotomist Training Program
A certificate of achievement is awarded to individuals who successfully complete the Phlebotomy classroom and clinical portion. Students must complete 60 hours of classroom training in addition to 120 hours of clinical training at a clinical site to be determined by the Program Manager and Externship Coordinator. Once the student has completed both portions successfully, they will be eligible for a National Certification Examination.
*Scrubs in any color and close-toed, close-heeled tennis shoes are required for class.*
Note: Prior to the start of externship, all students are required to show proof of two negative TB skin tests, major medical insurance (student plans acceptable), a 10-year clear National SLED check, MMR records, and a negative10-panel drug screen.
Required Dress: Scrubs in any color and closed-toe, closed-heel tennis shoes are required for class.
Note: Externship hours may vary and are only be available during the day – please make schedule accommodations accordingly. All students will complete 12 hours per week in the clinical externship portion for 10 weeks. Hours will be scheduled by Program Manager and will occur on M, W, F or Tues & Thurs, between 8am and 4 pm. Most sites are located in West Ashley and Mount Pleasant. Students must have reliable transportation for externship hours.
Required Textbooks: Books are not included but are available at the TTC Bookstore – The Phlebotomy Textbook: Third Edition, Strasinger, approximately $60, and Phlebotomy Notes, approximately $30 (optional).