Phlebotomy Training Program

The profession of phlebotomy is taught through didactic, student laboratory, and clinical experiences. You will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance. You will be taught specimen handling, processing and accessioning. You will learn the theory and principles of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived laboratory tests and perform the tests in the student laboratory.

Phlebotomists play a vital role in the lives of all patients and are a critical member of the health care team. The accurate collection of specimens, is the foundation on which clinicians monitor a patient’s health status.

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to increase by 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technicians work in settings such as hospitals, and diagnostic medical laboratories. Starting hourly wage is $11 to $13.

If you have questions or you would like to receive information by email, please complete the contact form below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students must be at least 18 years of age, have their high school diploma or equivalent (GED) as well as a Social Security card (no exceptions). If you are new to GTCC and you received your high school diploma in another country, it must be approved prior to registering for this course. Please email Jesse Cross at to have this done.

Experience in the health care field is recommended but not required.

We are expanding our Phlebotomy program to the High Point Campus.  The campus address is 901 South Main Street, High Point, NC  27260.


Course Code:  PBT-3022-P38 (Theory is mostly Online)
First Class Date
:  5/25/2023 (mandatory in person orientation in H4 209 from 6p-8p)
Last Class Date:  8/14/2023
Meeting Days:  Mon-Friday (Mon-Thur during Face-to-Face Lab & Clinicals)
Class Hours:  6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Campus:  High Point Campus (901 South Main Street, High Point, NC  27260)
Building:  H4 – Entertainment Tech. Bldg.
Room:  209
Class will not be held on these dates:  5/29, 6/19, 7/3, 7/4

Online on these dates:  5/30, 5/31, 6/1, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/26, 6/28, 6/29, 6/30, 7/5, 7/7, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/14 

In Person on Campus on these dates:  5/25, 6/5, 6/12, 6/20, 6/27, 7/6, 7/13, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26, 7/27, 7/31, 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/14

You MUST have a desktop computer or a laptop computer to complete course work.  The required course work may NOT be completed using a phone.  You will receive instructions for setting up your email and how to access the Canvas course room from your instructor about a week out from the start of class.  You are encouraged to look for this email and if you do not find it in your inbox, be sure to check your junk or spam folder.    This partially online course is often seen as an easier route by students but the course work is equivalent to taking a full-time curriculum course load and students will be required to submit daily assignments.

Clinical start times will vary based on the clinical site and may start as early as 6:00 am as most blood drawing is ordered for the early morning. Students MUST be flexible (no exceptions)!  Your instructor will work closely with you to accommodate your schedule.

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1. Search for courses by entering part of the title (example: “phlebotomy”) or the course code with dashes (example: PBT-3022) in the Search for Courses box above.

2. When viewing the list of courses, you can click on the column headings to sort by that column. Click the Select button for the course so that it is put into the Selected Courses (Shopping Cart).

3. When you have finished selecting your course, click the Register button.

4. On the next form, you will be required to enter personal identification details including address, phone, social security number and email.

5. To complete your registration, you will be required to pay for your selection using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

To register in person at one of our campuses, the hours and locations for registration are as follows:

The hours and locations for registration are as follows:

Jamestown Campus:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Medlin Campus Center Bldg., 2nd floor, Admissions Dept.

Greensboro Campus:  Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm / Closed on Friday in the Continuing Education Center (CEC) Bldg.

High Point Campus:  Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm / Closed on Friday in the (H1) Bldg.

The registration fee for this course is $204.50. Financial Aid is not available for the class as it is a non-credit certificate course. 

There is a textbook required and the cost is $93.99 with tax.  

Our campus stores page provides store hours and links to online stores for each campus.

Students will be REQUIRED to purchase a student ID badge for $5.  Students will need to bring in cash, check or card to the cashiers office on each campus.  NOTE:  The evening class students MUST come to a campus (Greensboro or Jamestown) during the day as the Cashiers all close at 5p. 

This class requires a textbook and the cost $93.99 with tax.  You are required to bring this textbook on the first day of class.  It must be purchased from the Jamestown campus bookstore ONLY PRIOR to the class start date.  Listed below is the bookstore location and hours: 

Our campus stores page provides store hours and links to online stores for each campus.

The registration fee is $204.50.  Financial Aid is not available for the class as it is a non-credit certificate course. 

 This class requires a textbook and the cost $86.15 with tax.  It must be purchased from the Jamestown campus bookstore or online.  For campus store hours and online ordering, please click this link:  If you have any problems, please 336-334-4822 ext. 50050 for assistance.

Students will be REQUIRED to purchase a student ID badge for $5.  Students will need to bring in cash, check or card to the cashiers office on each campus.  NOTE:  The evening class students MUST come to a campus (Jamestown or Greensboro) during the day as the Cashiers all close at 5p.  Please click link below for list of required items needed to obtain the ID badge.

Students are required to get the following vaccinations as you will be asked to turn these into your instructor within the first week of class, with the exception of the 12-panel drug test.  These are mandatory and no exceptions are allowed.  You will not be allowed to complete the course without these. 

  1. COVID Vaccination (1st and 2nd Vaccination OR 1-step Johnson & Johsnon)
  2. NEGATIVE TB skin test OR NEGATIVE Quantiferon blood test OR NEGATIVE Chest XRay within the past year
  3. Td OR TdaP (within the past 10 years)
  4. MMR (2-vaccination series or titer)
  5. Varicella (2-vaccination series or titer)
  6. Hep B (3-vaccination series or Declination)
  7. Flu Vaccination (If in class between September 1 and March 1)
  9. National Criminal Background Check - Your background check MUST be a National check, not a State or County check.  You may use any company that offers this service. For additional information, please click the following link:

 Dress Code Starting First Day: Dark Gray or Light Blue Scrubs, Closed-toe shoes with backs are required. Hair must be off shoulders and not touch your collar. Fingernails MUST NOT pass fingertips and NO artificial nails may be worn at any time during the course.  

For further questions about course requirements, please email Sarabeth Kilbreth at

  • The attendance policy is very strict. You may be dismissed from the program if you are absent more than once or tardy greater than 3 times during the Theory and Clinical portions of the class. You will be dismissed if you are more than five minutes late or absent during clinical.
  • You will be given one multiple-choice question final exam. You must score an 80% on the final in order to receive your certificate.
  • You must be able to accept constructive criticism, control your temper and follow directions carefully.
  • Disrespectful, interruptive, disruptive, impatient behavior toward the instructors, fellow students, staff or clinical staff will not be tolerated at any time.
  • You may be dismissed if the Instructor suspects you are a safety risk in clinical.
  • You may be dismissed if you are caught cheating, suspected of alcohol or drug use on campus or before class.
  • If you are dismissed from a class for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund.
  • The GTCC Health Careers Continuing Education Division will admit and allow students to progress and participate in a clinical experience only if eligibility requirements are met and demonstrated.  Eligibility requirements MAY include, but are not limited to, an acceptable criminal background check, acceptable Office of the Inspector General (OIG) review, and negative drug screen from an approved National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) approved laboratory.

  1. Disability Services – The NA 1 Departmental Staff want all students to be successful.  If you have any special needs, please contact the Disability Access Services department prior to starting your class so that arrangements can be made for the first day.  Please call 334-4822 Ext. 50113. 
  2. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or (ESL) – If you feel you need assistance with comprehension of the English Language, you may call 334-4822 Ext. 53107.  This is highly encouraged prior to enrolling in an NA 1 course.
  3. Learning Resource Centers – As a student in the NA 1 training program, you have access to the Learning Resource Centers on all three campus locations.
  4. Veterans’ Center – If you think you are eligible for VA/Military Education Benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL1 or 888-442-4551.  Eligibility is ultimately determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, not GTCC.  For additional information, you can contact Flora Taylor at 334-4822 Ext. 50521. 

Veterans and active duty military personnel with special circumstances are welcome and encouraged to communicate these to your Instructor or any member of the NA Training Program Administration. Thank you for your service to our country.

Yes. Health facilities that serve as student rotation sites have enacted requirements that ensure that students and faculty who enter their facilities meet the same qualifications as any potential hires. GTCC requires criminal background checks (CBC), Office of the Inspector General Reviews (OIG), and drug testing of students in such curriculum programs as have clinical or internship placements at health facilities where these screenings are required. Accordingly, completion of the CBC, OIG Review, and submission of a negative Twelve Panel Urine Drug Screen report from a National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) approved laboratory is required by GTCC prior to the first assignment/student experience at any requiring health facility partner.


  1. Once accepted to a program of study, the student will receive written instructions that define the screenings and detail how to complete the above requirements.
  2. The process will be carried out with a company selected by the college after review for the most cost effective customer service.
  3. Results are verified and sent directly by the company to the contact person at the clinical facility for review no less than 10 days prior to the scheduled arrival of the student.
  4. The clinical facility will notify the program department chair of the student(s) with any findings that would preclude the assignment of the student in their setting.
  5. The department chair will confirm the manner of the review with the facility to ensure that no error was made.  The department chair will at no time be privy to the actual summary of results for the CBC, OIG review, or drug screen.
  6. If a criminal charge or conviction occurs while the student is enrolled and is assigned to requiring agency, the student will be immediately removed from the placement until a review is conducted. The final decision will rest with the clinical agency as to any possibility of reinstatement at the site.
  7. Should a student be barred from completing clinical assignments with partnering agencies, GTCC will not be able to ensure the completion of program requirements and graduation competencies.
  8. Inability of a student to complete program requirements and graduation competencies will result in suspension from the Health program.
  9. Any student suspended from a Health Program can avail themselves of the standard GTCC processes for appeal, grievance, and/or readmission.

For questions: call Amy Byerly at 336-334-4822 Ext. 53062 or email

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You may be eligible for scholarships when taking this training program. Each scholarship has time sensitive application deadline. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the requirements for one of these scholarships. 

  • SECU (State Employees' Credit Union) Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Golden Leaf Scholarship Application
  • Corporate and Continuing Education Scholarship

These scholarships, if awarded to you, will cover tuition first and then may cover other course related expenses.  Once your application is received, you will be notified by email if it is granted and the amount provided.


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