Length: 165 hours Admissions Contact:
Jaclyn Cappello | CAPPELLOJ@pcsb.org
Program Application Packet:
Next Class Start Date
June 12, 2023
Application Deadline: May 5, 2023
Submit application packet at the
Clearwater Intermediate campus, Mon-Thu between 5:30-8:30 pm
or submit at the PTC-Clearwater campus.
This class is filled by a waiting list. Documentation (e.g. Proof of medical insurance) will be required. Please do not submit any paperwork until the list is formally opened. Preparing paperwork early may result in costly expired documents. The opening of the waiting list will be announced on this website.
For immunization requirements, please click here, to print the form, and refer to the "Allied Health Assistant" requirements for the Phlebotomy program. Click here for additional Health Screening Form explanations.
For textbook ordering information please click here.The Pinellas Technical College (PTC) Phlebotomy class is designed to prepare students to perform as a professional phlebotomist, primarily drawing blood. The class is about 4 months in length (165 hours). There is no federal financial aid available.
The class is delivered in a blended format:
- Online (90 hours)
- In-class (30 hours).
- Clinicals (45 hours).
After completion of the program a student may sit for the American Medical Technologist’s exam to become a Registered Phlebotomy Technician - RPT. (Required to work in industry)Mission: The mission of the Phlebotomy program is to provide learning experiences that, when successfully completed, prepare students to demonstrate the skills and behaviors congruent with those of professional phlebotomists.
Phlebotomist - (165 hours) – Consists of theory and application of phlebotomy; basic anatomy, infection control and isolation techniques, principles/methods of collection of specimens by capillary or venipuncture, labeling specimens and distributing samples to appropriate laboratory sections and preparing collection trays for specimen procurement. Also, covers basic health care and safety procedures, employability, communications, interpersonal skills, basic mathematics, science and computer literacy.
Special Admission Requirements: Specific health occupations admission guidelines (immunizations, background check, etc.) is available online in the registration packet.
Distance Education: The blended online program is a combination of distance learning, live classroom/lab activities and clinical experiences.
Industry Certification(s): Completion of the Phlebotomy program qualifies the graduate to sit for the American Medical Technologist’s exam to become a Registered Phlebotomy Technician - RPT (AMT)
This class is not PELL eligible.
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement: 80%
Minimum Attendance Requirement: 90%
* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.