Learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in healthcare settings and blood donation centers. Phlebotomists may assist in preparing specimens in the laboratory. They are employed by hospitals, doctor offices and labs. Course topics include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping and the healthcare profession. Successful completion of the course is based on 80 hours of class time and 120 hours of clinical.
RichmondCC usually offers this class once a year at the end of January/beginning of February. Classes are held on the Hamlet Campus and are evening classes. Clinical hours will be scheduled during daytime hours as most blood draws are done during the day.
Orientation: Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. | Grimsley Building, room 204, Hamlet Campus
Class Dates: Jan. 16 - May 15| Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Grimsley Building, Hamlet Campus
Requirements for Registration
- High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (GED or HiSET)
- Accuplacer Next Generation Reading score of 250 or higher OR Must have taken ENG 111 and earned a C or better.
- Valid U.S. government issued Social Security Card
- Valid driver’s license or state issued picture ID
- Current TB skin test, flu shot and immunization records
- Physical (School form)
You are required to present all documents and/or transcripts at registration.
Note: Prior to clinical and after class begins a criminal background check and drug screen will be submitted through www.CastleBranch.com. Applicant is responsible for presenting required documents. Cost for this service is currently $90 and is subject to change.
Class fee: $193, plus Hartman’s Complete Guide for the Phlebotomy Technician, 1st ed. and accompanying workbook
(Books can be purchased at the RichmondCC Bookstore.)
Financial assistance may be available to help offset the costs of the course.
Please see our policy for refunds on continuing education classes here: Refund Policy
To Sign Up
Complete application and bring to either the Hamlet Campus or Scotland County Campus to register for the class. For more information, call Student Services at (910) 410-1700.