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Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is a course which prepares the student to draw blood specimens from patients/clients for analysis.

At a Glance

Estimated Hourly Wages

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

  • The current mean hourly state wage is $16.01 per hour.
  • Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 25 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.

Employment Opportunities

  • American Red Cross
  • Hospital
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physician’s offices
  • Medical offices requiring a phlebotomist
  • Reference Labs (Lab Corp, Smith-Kline, Quest, etc.)

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The class/lab component includes the proper selection of venipuncture sites, the correct order of draw, the use and care of collection tubes, the proper collection of blood specimens, data entry, communication skills, as well as clerical duties associated with record keeping. Students perform both capillary collections and venipunctures on each other; the student will stick and be stuck during class lab. Upon successful completion of class/lab the student is assigned to attend a clinical site where the student will demonstrate previously learned knowledge and skills, including proper procedures for venipuncture collections. Upon successful completion of class/lab and clinical the student will receive a certificate and be prepared to sit for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) national certification examination.

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Amy Swink
Director
Health Services
Continuing Ed. and Workforce Development
Office: Caldwell–H–149 Work Phone: 828-726-2341

Registration Requirements

This information packet will answer the majority of your questions.

  1. Social Security card
    • original SIGNED card.
    • First and Last name on card must match government issued PHOTO ID.
    • Cannot be laminated
  2. Government issued PHOTO ID (Driver’s License)
    • First and Last name on ID must match name on social security card.
    • Must be valid and cannot expire before the end of class
  3. High School Diploma or equivalent
  4. Immunization/Health Record Form
    • Provided during orientation
    • Must be completed and signed, or stamped, by student’s health care provider or health department.
    • Must have the following immunizations documented:
      1. Tetanus Booster within past 10 years OR record of Tdap
      2. Varicella (chickenpox) (2 shots or titer =/>1.09
      3. Measles, mumps, rubella – MMR (2 shots or + titer)
      4. Hepatitis B – (3 shots OR Positive Hepatitis B titer OR Declination)
      5. Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) – current, negative
      6. Flu Vaccination (in season)
      7. Covid Vaccination

*For questions regarding immunizations, student should contact their healthcare provider recommendation of need, based upon age, health concerns and current CDC guidelines. If there are special considerations, the provider must document the need on letterhead or office stamp for validation.

Cost

(Scholarships are available.)

ItemCost
Phlebotomy Registration Fee$203.00
CCC&TI Patch$1.85
Textbooks*$96.50
Supplies$Varies
Scrubs, shoes**, watch$Varies
Proof of Immunizations$Varies
Student I.D. Badge$2.50
Criminal Background Check$2.00
Drug Screen (Cobra Care Clinic)$20.00

*May be purchased in College Bookstore.

**Black, closed-toe, closed-heel, water/skid resistant

For admission information please email cewdinquiry@cccti.edu or call 828-726-2242.

Courses Currently on the schedule :

Course/SectionTitleMeeting InformationInstructor
PBT-3022-305Phlebotomy ExperienceClassroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Caldwell Campus, Building H, Room 210Barefoot
PBT-3022-301Phlebotomy ExperienceClassroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Caldwell Campus, Building H, Room 210Barefoot
PBT-3022-300Phlebotomy ExperienceClassroom Hours Monday, Wednesday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Caldwell Campus, Building H, Room 210Calhoun

For Registration Information

Continuing Education and Workforce Development
2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828.726.2242

Watauga Instructional Facility
460 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
828.297.8120

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will classmates draw blood from each other?
    • Yes, students must interact with classmates by drawing blood specimens from each other.
  • Is there a state or national examination?
    • Yes. Students who successfully complete the phlebotomy class/lab/clinical are eligible to apply to sit for the American Society of Phlebotomists (ASPT) exam for national certification. Although, completers are not required to have national certification in order to practice as a phlebotomist in North Carolina; many facilities require certification for employment.
  • What website can I go to for additional information?
    • American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians at www.aspt.org

Useful Links

Licensure

Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.