2022-2023 College Catalog

Phlebotomy Technician TCC

Phlebotomy Technician TCC (Major Code: PT21)

Program Description

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)


Career Information



Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 28.6% nationally and 21.8% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $35,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

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.

Program Contact Information

Judith F. Jones

Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy Coordinator




Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 terms

Credit Hours: 26

Estimated Program Cost: $3,626


Additional Program Expenses: $615


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

Required Courses


General Education Courses (3 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


Occupational Courses (21 Credits)

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture


PHLT 1050Clinical Practice


Program Elective (2 Credits)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development


Total Credit Hours: 26


Program Outcomes

1. Student will exhibit professional demeanor with staff and patients through body language, verbal communications, and ethical conduct.
2. Student will be able to work well under pressure.
3. Student will become patient and sensitive.
4. Student will demonstrate proficient and accurate collection techniques when performing venipuncture.
5. Student will become confident.
6. Student will be able to draw and process blood specimens.