Sep 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Laboratory Phlebotomy Technician Technical Certificate

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Michelle Hill • (901) 333-5400

The Laboratory Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to train individuals to properly collect and handle blood specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health care personnel, patients, and the general public. Students must apply for admission to second semester courses.

Recommended Course Sequence

Second Semester: 12 Credits

Students must be admitted into the Phlebotomy Program before enrolling in the second semester courses. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date(s).

Total Credit Hours: 18

Criminal Background Check

Criminal background checks at the student’s expense may be a requirement at some affiliated clinical rotation sites. Based on the results of these checks, an affiliated clinical site may determine to not allow your presence at their facility. This could result in your inability to successfully complete the program requirements. A criminal background check may preclude licensure, certification, and/or employment. Other licensure and/or certification agencies may require that background checks be submitted using one of their designated vendors, which may differ from the vendor recommended by Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Malpractice Insurance

Students are required to purchase malpractice insurance when registering for PLBT 1301 Phlebotomy Clinical I .

Program Costs

In addition to tuition and lab fees, students may have additional costs ranging from $400 to $800 to include uniforms, duty shoes, physical examinations, laboratory tests, immunizations, graduation, certification and licensure fees.

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