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Phlebotomy (492B)

Southern State Health Sciences Banner, Phlebotomy

Offered on: Central Campus (Day)

Nature of Profession

A Phlebotomist is trained to work primarily in a hospital and is depended upon to acquire quality blood specimens from the patient by performing venipuncture and capillary sticks.

To learn more about careers related to the Phlebotomy Program view:

Jobs and Salary

For additional information view the Occupational Outlook Handbook, or the Summary Report for Phlebotomists.

Program Design

The program is designed to be completed in two semesters when taken on a full-time basis. Some students may choose to pursue the certificate on a part-time basis (within four semesters). Students should complete the program within the specified timeframe. Admission to the Phlebotomy Program requires written acceptance by the Allied Health Program Director according to the admission requirements listed on the Phlebotomy Program application packet. Students may elect to complete some or all of the general education course requirements prior to being admitted into the Phlebotomy Program. Continuation in the Phlebotomy Program requires a minimum grade of "B" in MAST/ALTH courses, a minimum grade of C in all other required courses and a minimum cumulative and most current completed term grade point average of 2.4 to participate in the practicum experience. There is a time limit on completion of program requirements. Algebra and biology courses should have been completed within the past five years or updating courses is required. Graduates are eligible to earn the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) credential through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) credentialing exam and the Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) credential through American Medical Technologists (AMT) credentialing exam.

Program Outcomes


  • To maintain a Phlebotomy Technician program that is up-to-date with the changing health care field.
  • To prepare competent entry-level phlebotomy technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To work with students, college, and community to provide a program that meets the needs of health care and the communities of interest.
  • To maintain a Phlebotomy Technician program consistent with Ohio statues and regulations for the college and specified guidelines provided by agencies offering credentialing examinations for phlebotomists.


  • Review literature, publications, and attend seminars that are health-related to maintain awareness of changes in the health care field and instructional/educational changes.
  • Review and revise the Phlebotomy Technician curriculum on a regular yearly basis.
  • Review and revise the Phlebotomy Technician program course syllabi on a regular yearly basis.
  • Maintain any needed and/or scheduled meetings of the Phlebotomy Technician Advisory Committee to gain information on local health care in order to incorporate this into the curriculum.
  • Survey practicum sites to gain input into the strengths and/or weaknesses of the Phlebotomy Technician program and incorporate this information into any Advisory Committee and into curriculum review.
  • Maintain an active professional development program to keep staff abreast in current health care and in education/instruction.
  • Encourage participation in student organizations, professional phlebotomy technician organizations and in community projects that are health related.

Application Process

Enrollment in Allied Health courses is limited. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis after the above criteria are met. After acceptance, but before beginning their practicum experience, students will be required to:

  • 1. provide medical examination and immunization information indicating they meet the health requirements (have the physical and emotional stamina) to pursue this career for practicum experiences;
  • 2. complete a criminal background record check at the practicum orientation with results acceptable for placement in practicum experiences; delayed results will require dropping the scheduled practicum;
  • 3. complete a standard drug screen with results acceptable for placement in practicum experiences;
  • 4. purchase student liability insurance;
  • 5. provide proof of or purchase personal health insurance; and
  • 6. purchase the required student uniform.

Application Submission

Application Accepted: February 1 until available seats are filled

The following items must be submitted for an application to be considered "complete". Please compile the required documentation in the order below and paper clip the contents.

  • 1. Phlebotomy Technician Application and the Student Responsibilities Agreement
  • 2. Eligibility for Clinical Placement
  • 3. Copy of high school transcript verifying graduation or copy of GED certificate. Coursework must be evaluated by the Southern State Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and posted to Southern State transcript to be counted towards prerequisites.
  • 4. AND one of the following:
    • (A) printed copy of your Southern State Course History listing, including previously received transcript information, verifying minimum GPA of 2.0, and completion of ENGL 0097 or 0099 and MATH 1116 with a final grade of C or higher (review pre-requisite options for ENGL 1101 and MATH 1135). Log into MyRecords, click on "Student", then "My Course Information", select "Unofficial Transcript", scroll to bottom of transcript, click on "Unofficial Transcript PDF" and print (this is the only printout that will be accepted) OR
    • (B) SSCC ACCUPLACER Assessment scores indicating readiness for ENGL 1101, MATH 1135 and a minimum Work Keys Assessment Level Silver OR
    • (C) TEAS Assessment Level Basic

Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must schedule an appointment with the Medical Assisting Office to personally deliver your completed program application or review option for e-submission. On your request, when hand delivering your application to the Medical Assisting Office, the content of your application packet will be reviewed to identify that required documentation is included.

Note: A felony or misdemeanor may disqualify a candidate from being certified by the State of Ohio (as outlined in Section 4761.04 of the Ohio Revised Code).


Core Education and Open Enrollment MAST/ALTH courses may be completed prior to entry into the program or during the appropriate semester of the medical assisting program.

Current knowledge of prerequisites is expected. Refer to the college Catalog for any additional requirements of the below courses.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ALTH 1101 Introduction to Allied Health 2
BIOL 1104 Human Biology I 4
CSCI 1101 Computer Keyboarding 1
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MAST 1115 Medical Terminology 2
MATH 1116 Beginning Algebra 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ALTH 2201 Phlebotomy Technology 3
ALTH 2225 Phlebotomy Practicum 1
BIOL 1105 Human Biology II 4
MAST 1118 Human Diseases 2
MAST 2205 Medical Law & Ethics 2
MAST 2220 Emergency Medical Procedures 3
MATH 1135 Allied Health Mathematics 3
Program Total: 33 plus any pre-requisites

Medical Assisting / Allied Health Office & Faculty

The Medical Assisting / Allied Health Office is located in room 182 on Central Campus and operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

  • 800.628.7722 x2739
  • Medical Assisting/Allied Health Office
  • Southern State Community College
  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133