2021-2022 Course Catalog

Phlebotomy Certificate (2502)

The Phlebotomy program prepares students for entry-level employment as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinics, or other healthcare facilities. The program includes theory, lab, and clinical experiences in a variety of phlebotomy techniques including safe blood and laboratory specimen collection and handling. The program prepares students to take national certification exams.

Sample Job Titles

Phlebotomist, Certified Phlebotomist, Phlebotomy Technician, and Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Selective Admission Requirements

All admitted students are required to undergo a fingerprint-based background check. An initial drug screen also part of conditional admission. Other health and safety requirements such as required immunizations are found on the program’s web page.

Certificates less than 16 credit hours are not eligible for financial aid.

Prerequisites to Apply

  1. H.S. diploma or GED
  2. Eligibility for MATH 091
  3. Eligibility for ENGL 101

Curriculum Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  1. Total Credit Hours: 6 credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above
  2. Cumulative Grade Point Average: 2.00 (‘C’) or better for all work applicable toward the degree that was completed at Richland
  3. Residency: 3 credit hours or more at Richland Community College
  4. Coursework: Achieve ‘C’ or better in all program courses

Required Courses

PHLEB 110Basic Phlebotomy


PHLEB 115Phlebotomy Clinical


PHLEB 120Advanced Phlebotomy


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