Career Studies Certificates
Career Studies Certificate in Phlebotomy
This career studies certificate is a two semester certificate.

 The Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare and train students to obtain blood from patients in a clinical setting. Students will obtain a broad knowledge of phlebotomy practice and be skilled in the techniques required to safely obtain blood specimens through venipuncture and properly dispose of biohazardous material related to specimen collection. Students will also learn about the data entry processes involved with phlebotomy, including order entry, specimen processing and documentation. Program graduates will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology- Board of Certification, Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) examination to become a certified phlebotomist.

Occupational Objectives

Phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical group practices, neighborhood health centers, public health facilities, veteran’s hospitals, commercial laboratories, and insurance companies.


Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
ENG 137 1 3 0 3
HLT 145 2 0 2
MDL 105 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 5 0 8  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
ITE 152 3 0 3
MDL 106 4
PSY 120 2 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
Liberty University
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 6 0 10  

Due to the short duration of these programs and the absence of general education requirements from most, successful completion does not entitle one to participate in or to be recognized during graduation exercises. 

Students who desire transferable credits are recommended to take ENG 111 in place of ENG 137.

 A comprehensive Criminal Background Check for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors, a drug screen, and a medical examination is required for entrance into clinical agencies. Students with convictions or a positive drug screen may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not be able to complete the clinical portion of the program. Cost for criminal background checks, drug testing, and medical examination will be the responsibility of the student. Students must pass MDL 105 with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress to MDL 106.