Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute



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

Course 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.

Phlebotomist with needle in arm

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. Two-step Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) – current, negative
      6. Flu Vaccination (in season)
      7. Covid Vaccination
        • Vaccine not required by CCC&TI, but may be required by the clinical facility

Program Contacts

Program Information

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Please review the Phlebotomy Course Information Packet before registering for this course.

*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.)

Item Cost
Phlebotomy Registration Fee $203.00
Student Id and CCC&TI Patch $4.35
Uniforms, socks, shoes* $90.00
Seven-Panel Employment Drug Screen* $42.00
Non-Certified Criminal Background Check* $2.50
Supplies* $5.00

*Estimated costs.

Course available via Continuing Education

Title Course/Section Meeting Information Available
Phlebotomy Experience PBT-3022-305 08/20/2024-12/12/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 05:30PM - 09:30PM, Building - H, Room 210 (more)... 15

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Career Information

Educational Pathways:

Phlebotomist > Medical Laboratory Assistant > 
                        Medical Technologist > Pathologist

Career Information

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.)

To learn more about a career in the EMT Paramedic field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:

Career Coach logo Certificate: Phlebotomist

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

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.