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Phlebotomy

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

Watauga Continuing Education Department
372 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
828.297.8120

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Phlebotomy is a course which prepares the student to draw blood specimens from patients/clients for analysis.
  Phlebotomist with needle in hand

  1.  Program Content    
  2.  Costs  
  3.  Admission Requirements  
  4.  Career Info  
  5.  FAQ  

Program Content

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.

Costs

Required To Register
Phlebotomy Class/lab registration fee                $184.00
Career Pathways registration fee
  • You qualify to have the $125.00 registration fee waived for the HRD course if you are one of the following:
    • unemployed;
    • pending a layoff;
    • eligible for Federal Earned Income Tax Credit;
    • earn wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
$125.00
Malpractice Insurance $13.00
Social Security Card - name must match government issued photo ID
Government issued photo ID - name must match Social Security card  
Additional Cost
Criminal Background Check $ Varies
Drug Screen $ Varies
Proof of immunizations including 2-step T.B. skin test $ Varies
BLS (CPR Handbook)* (if you do not have an active CPR certification) $17.88
Phlebotomy Textbooks* $103.01
CCC&TI Patch $1.85
Scrubs $Varies
Supplies $Varies
Student I.D. Badge $2.50
Campus Access Fee $1.00
*May be purchased in College Bookstore
 
Textbooks & Supplies Costs are subject to change.

Financial Aid:
To inquire about assistance for Continuing Education students, please call 828.759.4680 or 828.759.4733.

Admission Requirements

Please review the Phlebotomy Entrance Checklist to understand the admission requirement for the Phlebotomy course.

Educational Pathways:

Phlebotomist > Medical Laboratory Assistant > Medical Technologist > Pathologist

Estimated Salary

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website:
  • The national median annual pay in 2015 was $31,630.00; or hourly rate of $15.21

  • 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.)
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.

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


 
 
 
 
 
 

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2855 Hickory Blvd
Hudson, NC 28638
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PO Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
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