Program Description

Phlebotomists are healthcare professionals who draw blood samples from patients or donors. They are a vital part of laboratory teams. This curriculum prepares individuals for the profession of obtaining blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

Two or more semesters may be required to these pre-admission courses.

Graduates may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians.

Course Information

Coursework includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, and maintaining patient data. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor prior to their admission process to the Phlebotomy Program application deadline, in order to ensure the proper execution of prerequisite courses.




Year Completion Rate % Board Pass Rate % Employment Placement Rate %
Spring 2019 65 100 36
Fall 2019 83 100 20
Spring 2020 83 50
Fall 20220 50 75
Spring 2021 100 100 75
Fall 2021 100 100 80
Spring 2022 78 100 44


  1. The ASCP Pass Rate is defined as the number of graduates who completed and passed the Board of Certification Exam (BOC) exam on their first attempt within the first year of graduation.
  2. Attrition Rate is defined as the number of students who entered the third semester of the MLT Program and subsequently completed the program within the next year.
  3. The graduation Placement Rate is defined as the number of graduates who found employment (in the clinical laboratory field or in a closely related field) and/or continued their education within one year of graduation

The Phlebotomy program at Southeastern Community College is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 (Phone: 773-714-8880).

Career Opportunities

Potential employment for students who complete their Phlebotomy certification may include placement in hospitals, clinics, physician offices and other healthcare settings.

Program Links


Tanya Bellamy

Phlebotomy Instructor

(910) 788-6431