PhlebotomyPhlemotomist taking blood

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

Education Pathway:
  Phlebotomist > Medical Laboratory Assistant > Medical Technologist > Pathologist

  1.  Program Content    
  2.  Earnings  
  3.  Costs  
  4.  Admission Requirements  
  5.  FAQ's  
Program Content

Part I consists of the class/lab component whereas course curriculum includes the proper selection of venipuncture sites, correct order of draw, use and care of collection tubes, proper collection of blood specimens, data entry, communication skills, as well as clerical duties associated with record keeping and equipment maintenance.

Part II, clinical, introduces the student to the clinical laboratory setting.  The student is assigned to attend a clinical site where they demonstrate previously learned knowledge and skills including proper procedures for venipuncture collections. Upon successful completion of both Parts I and II, the student will receive a certificate and be prepared to sit for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) national certification examination.
Estimated Hourly Earnings

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (,current state hourly wage range is $11.46 - $26.55.

Employment Opportunities:
  • American Red Cross   
  • Hospital
  • Nursing Homes 
  • Physician's offices                                                              
  • Medical offices requiring a phlebotomist
  • Reference Labs
    • Lab Corp
    • Smith-Kline
    • Quest
    Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code (SOC): 31-9097

Required To Register
Phlebotomy Class/lab registration fee                $183.00
Phlebotomy Clinical registration fee $126.00
Immunization Tracker through Certified Background $35.00
Criminal Background Check through Certified Background $52.00
Drug Screen through Certified Background $46.00
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
Career Pathways registration fee
Fee may be waived based upon employment status
CPR Card $3.00
Textbooks* $74.00
Lab Coat $Varies
Scrubs $Varies
Supplies $Varies
*May be purchased in College Bookstore

Financial Aid:
To inquire about assistance for Continuing Education students, please call 828.726.2242 or 828.297.8120.
Admission Requirements
  • Introduction to Health Services
  • Career Pathways
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
  • Must be 18 years of age 
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, upon successful completion of class/lab and clinical components, the student is eligible to sit for the national certification examination through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). 

Completers are not required to have national certification in order to practice as a phlebotomist in North Carolina, however, it is highly recommended.
What website can I go to for additional information?

American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians at
Is testing available at CCC&TI?

Yes, scheduled test dates are available through ASPT on the Hudson campus and at the Watauga Continuing Education Center in Boone.