Where in North Carolina Can I Find Phlebotomy Training?

Learn about phlebotomy training in North Carolina. Get information about programs available and program requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Clinical Laboratory Science degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

In North Carolina, a 1-semester certificate program could provide the training you need to work as a phlebotomist. These programs are typically found at community colleges throughout the state. You'll need to complete a specific number of classroom and lab hours, and you usually also complete a clinical experience or practicum before earning your certificate.


Certificate Phlebotomy Programs in North Carolina

Gaston College

  • Program Name: Certificate in Phlebotomy
  • Program Length: One semester
  • Tuition: $828 for 12 credits in-state; $3,132 for 12 credits out-of-state (2012-2013)
  • Admission Requirements: Physical exam, vaccinations and criminal background check
  • School Type: 2-year, public (about 6,500 undergraduates)
  • Address: 201 Hwy. 321 S., Dallas, NC 28034
  • Phone: 704-922-6488, 704-922-6532 or 704-922-6377

The certificate program is made up of three courses: phlebotomy technology, phlebotomy practicum and life span development. You learn how to collect and handle specimens, improve your communication skills and maintain patient data. You may find work in various healthcare settings, such as a physician's office, a clinic or a hospital.

Halifax Community College

  • Program Name: Phlebotomy Certificate
  • Program Length: One semester
  • Tuition: $828 for 12 credits resident; $3,132 for 12 credits out-of-state (fall 2012-spring 2013)
  • Admission Requirements: Malpractice insurance
  • School Type: 2-year, public (about 1,600 undergraduates)
  • Address: 100 College Dr., Weldon, NC 27890
  • Phone: 252-536-7242

You learn to take blood and obtain other specimens, which are analyzed in the lab. To graduate from the certificate program, you must earn 12 credits. Courses include phlebotomy technology and practicum and interpersonal psychology.

Nash Community College

  • Program Name: Phlebotomy Certificate
  • Program Length: One semester
  • Tuition: $828 for 12 credits in-state; $3,132 for 12 credits out-of-state (July 2012)
  • Admission Requirements: Immunization and CPR certification; drug screening and criminal background check for clinicals
  • School Type: 2-year, public (about 3,400 undergraduates)
  • Address: 522 N. Old Carriage Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804
  • Phone: 252-443-4011

You learn how to properly take blood samples, along with discussing physiology, anatomy, patient relations, legalities and ethical issues, delivery systems for healthcare, safety and medical terminology. You complete a supervised practicum. You hone your skills in microcollection and venipuncture techniques.

Wake Technical Community College

  • Program Name: Phlebotomy Certificate
  • Program Length: One semester
  • Tuition: $828 for 12 credit hours in-state; $3,132 for 12 credit hours out-of-state (fall 2012)
  • Admission Requirements: Background check, physical and immunizations
  • School Type: 2-year, public (about 19,200 undergraduates)
  • Address: 9101 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Phone: 919-866-5000

For the phlebotomy technology course, you complete ten hours of classes and four hours of labs. You also take classes in interpersonal psychology in the afternoon. Lastly, you complete 132 hours of clinical training over eight weeks.


Career Information for Phlebotomists

Phlebotomists working in North Carolina do not need to obtain a license. A phlebotomist may obtain voluntary certification from a credentialing agency, such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) classifies phlebotomists as medical laboratory technicians. The BLS expected employment for medical laboratory technicians to increase by 15% between 2010 and 2020. The BLS reported that about 5,800 medical lab technicians working in North Carolina made a mean annual wage of about $37,000 as of May 2011.

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