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Career Description
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).

What our students are saying...


“Before taking continuing education courses at Trident Technical College, I was always working dead-end jobs. Then I took classes to be a phlebotomy technician. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and very patient. They never once let us give up on ourselves, and with their help I passed the class and got my national certification. I believe Trident Technical College is truly in the business to change lives.”
– A. Andrews   


This 5-month course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge of how to become a phlebotomist. The course covers establishing a professional relationship with the patient; anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; selecting and preparing the venipuncture site; collecting specimens; donor patients; preparing and maintaining equipment; and the health, safety and legal aspects of the occupation. "Live" sticks are performed. *120-hour Clinical Externship will begin immediately upon completion of the 60 classroom hours. Students will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam upon completion of the course. Note: Externship hours may vary and may only be available during the day, please make schedule accommodations accordingly. All students will complete approximately 12 hours per week in the clinical externship portion for 10 weeks. Hours will be scheduled by the Program Manager.  Books not included but are required and available at the TTC Bookstore. The Phlebotomy Textbook: Third Edition, Strasinger, Approximately $60 and Optional: Phlebotomy Notes: Approximately $30  Classroom is listed on the first line and clinical is listed on the second line. Days and times for clinical will be determined.

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