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Certificate – Phlebotomy

Semester hours required for graduation: 26

Advisors: Dr. Heather Anderson, Dr. Elizabeth Murray and Shounda Gerald

The phlebotomy Certificate provides students with the basic skills necessary for the collection of laboratory blood specimens. The phlebotomy program incorporates theory, skills, clinical experience, and special procedures required to meet the venipuncture needs in the hospital, clinical, urgent care, doctors office, nursing home, and or other health care settings.

The student will learn how to collect blood specimens correctly for venipunctures, micro collections ( dermal or heel tubular collected) along with capillary punctures. The student will also learn therapeutic laboratory testing. As part of the program, the student will learn appropriate safety precautions to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. Selected learning experiences are provided in a number of healthcare agencies located within Williamsburg and surrounding counties. Students are assigned to clinical sites based on space availability and individual learning experiences. Graduates of the phlebotomy certificate are eligible to  take the National certification exam for Phlebotomy.


Criteria for Admission:

  1. Admitted to WTC through the admission Department
  2. Curriculum level Next Generation for Reading, Writing, English
  3. High School Diploma/ GED
  4. Hepatitis B waiver, or proof of immunization
  5. MMR immunization or titer, If you are not immune you will have to receive the vaccine
  6. Varicella Vaccination or titer. If you are not immune you will have to receive the vaccine
  7. Two step PPD/ or chest x-ray
  8. Physical examination ( Forms are provided by the college and should be current)
  9. Must complete hospital orientation/ school orientation ( with instructor)
  10. Childhood immunization record
  11. CPR certification ( Only AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BLS)
  12. Drug screen
  13. Tdap with 10 years show proof
  14. Yearly Flu vaccine
  15. Criminal Background check- participating healthcare facilities will determine if a student is eligible for entry into their respective facility. If a student is determined to be ineligible for clinical placement at any one facility, then that student is dismissed from the phlebotomy program. Additional acceptance/technical standards include students who are able to independently engage in educational activities and clinical training activities in a manner that will not endanger clients/patients/residents, or other students, staff, faculty, themselves, or the public.
  16. Participate in clinical – reliable transportation to different sites in Williamsburg , Georgetown, Florence, Marion, and Clarendon Counties
  17. Uniforms/ Shoes
  18. Monogramming for uniforms ( price varies)
  19. Fees: ( Price Varies)


Criminal Background check and drug screen paid at the WTC business office and it is non-refundable and non-transferrable. This must be completed in the Fall semester


All Courses in this program require a C or better for program progression.

All AHS Courses require a 77% competency for program completion.

The Admission Review Committee has final authority in determining admission to all nursing programs.

Criminal Record Check: All direct caregivers must obtain a criminal record check as designated by clinical agencies. Persons convicted of or pled no contest to, including, but not limited to child or adult abuse, sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon, neglect, or mistreatment or misappropriation of property, are not permitted to work as direct caregivers. More stringent requirements are often enforced by individual clinical agencies. Students who have convictions as described above could not be allowed to attend clinical agencies. A “positive” finding on a criminal background check including, but not limited to, an arrest, conviction, or no-contest plea could automatically exclude a candidate from final admission to the nursing program Candidates with any criminal history are responsible for having their records expunged prior to the running of a background check. Failure to do so and resulting “positive” finding could exclude that candidate from final admission to the program since that candidate could be ineligible to participate in clinical rotations. Candidates may reapply the following year after their record has been expunged. At any point in the program, a “positive” finding in a drug test that excludes a nursing student from admission into a clinical site will lead to his or her removal from the program.

*Graduation times may vary according to course availability and/or individual course load. Consult faculty advisor.

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