2019-2020 College Catalog

Phlebotomy Technician TCC

Program Description (Major Code: PT21)

The Phlebotomy Technician program trains students to become proficient in various blood collecting techniques, effective patient interaction, and language used in the medical and clinical laboratory field. The student attains an understanding of normal body structure and function, which serves as a basis for understanding conditions of infirmity and also the basic principles of law as it relates to the health care occupation. Furthermore, this program enables you to sit for national certification with The American Society for Clinical Pathologist (ASCP), to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician PBT (ASCP)CM Occupational Trends: Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system including but not limited to hospitals, public health clinics, private medical offices, medical research centers and Veterans’ facilities. The clinical practicum is in a hospital clinical laboratory, outpatient / ambulatory care setting and/or physician offices. Cert/Lic Name: American Medical Technologists (AMT) Certification Exam – Phlebotomy Technician (RPT)

Phlebotomist median pay is approximately $32,000 per year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Course Outline


General Education Courses (3 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


Occupational Courses (21 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology


ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care


ALHS 1090MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences


PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture


PHLT 1050Clinical Practice


Program Elective (2 Credits)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev


Total Credit Hours: 26

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 Credits

Estimated Program Cost: $3,626

Additional Cost $615
CPR Certification Card $10
Uniform & Nursing Shoes $75
Background & Drug Screening $80
HEP. B Vaccine/PPD $150
Physical Examination $150
Registry Examination $150