PT21 Phlebotomy Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses Henry and COI Sites

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 24

Program Description

The Phlebotomy Technician program educates students to collect blood and process blood and body fluids. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with clinical laboratory personnel and other health care providers in hospitals or other health care facilities. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Applicants must meet general admission requirements, as well as the following minimum requirements:

  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements will be classified as either learning support or provisional status and must take the prescribed learning support courses to prepare for the core curriculum.
  • Applicants must apply and be admitted to the Phlebotomy Program in the Admissions Office of Southern Crescent Technical College.
  • Upon successful completion (or transfer in) of ALHS 1011 (or BIOL 2113 and 2114) ALHS 1090, ALHS 1040, ENG 1010, and COMP 1000 students must apply to the program-ready list.

Candidate selection is based on the following and in this order:

  1. Date applied to program-ready list.
  2. Completion of all core classes with a C or better.
  3. Available classroom size and available clinical sites.

The College accepts credit from the College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). A grade of EXP is assigned for awarded CLEP credit. Quality points are not awarded for CLEP, therefore, courses with CLEP credit are not calculated into the GPA during the competitive admissions process.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Uniforms $100 (approximate)
Equipment/supplies $40 (approximate)
National Registry $95 (may vary)
Liability insurance $20
Medical exam Varies
Background/drug screen Varies
CPR $5.50
(if taken with ALHS 1040)
ACEMAPP $50 (approximate)

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Robert Hires, M.S.P.H., Program Coordinator


Phone: 770.412.5754


Program Courses

First Term

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care


COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


Second Term

PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture


Third Term

PHLT 1050Clinical Practice


Current CPR card required

PHLT 1050: A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be admitted to the Phlebotomy program; however such a conviction may prohibit a student from attending clinical sites and/or taking the Registry exam. Documentation of satisfying the penalty of the felony must be presented to the National Board with the exam application. Permission to sit for the exam rests solely with the National Board. Permission to attend a clinical site rests solely with the clinical facility.

Documentation of a physical examination is turned in during the first PHLT term with an accompanying completed drug screen and a background check sheet.

Note: Grading standards for Phlebotomy courses are very stringent. For students to progress to the next course of study, a minimum grade of C must be maintained. Students who are unsuccessful maintaining a C within the PHLT 1030 curriculum will be advised to choose another program of study.