2022-2023 Catalog

Phlebotomy Technician (PT21) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

The Phlebotomy Technician program trains students to draw and process blood specimens. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with medical lab technicians in hospitals or other healthcare organizations. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice.

Entrance Date:

Fall Semester on FCC and Spring Semester on WCC

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 17 years of age for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum. 18 years old for entrance into occupational program curriculum.


1. Completion of GNTC application and related procedures.
2. Complete the program waiting list form and the General Health Orientation online during the last term enrolled in pre-occupational courses.  Once on the waiting list, students are admitted into the  occupational courses as space allows.
3. Once accepted into the occupational courses, attend a mandatory Phlebotomy orientation.
4. Ability to comply with health-related standards and meet minimum essential skill requirements. Documentation of the Technical Standards Assessment Form.
5. Documentation of immunization records.
6. Payment of fees for liability insurance.
7. Completion of background check and drug screen.
8. PHLT 1050 requires daytime clinical hours.

Retention Policies:

1. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better. A “C” must be achieved in each course in order to progress to the next step in the Phlebotomy program; a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to enter the occupational classes for Phlebotomy.
2. Students must attain a numerical grade of 70 or better in each Phlebotomy course, including clinical rotations, to progress in the program;
3. A student must maintain professional liability insurance while enrolled in Phlebotomy courses.

Readmission Policies:
All current admission requirements must be met before applying for readmission.

Required Courses

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 1005Applied Technical Communication



ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture


PHLT 1050Clinical Practice


Total Credit Hours: 24 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation