Phlebotomy Training Program

Phlebotomy is taught through classwork, 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 patients and are critical members of healthcare teams. The accurate collection of specimens is the foundation on which doctors and other medical professionals monitor patients' 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 $16 to $18 an hour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students must be at least 18 years old, have a 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 before registering for this course. Please email Jesse Cross at to have this done.

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

Note:  Phlebotomy classes are taught on the High Point Campus at 901 S. Main St., High Point, NC  27260. (The course is not taught on the Jamestown or the Greensboro campuses.)

Course Code: PBT-3022-P44 (Theory is mostly Online)
First Class Date
: 4/15/2024 (mandatory in-person orientation in H4 207 from 6p-8p)
Last Class Date: 7/1/2024
Meeting Days: Monday-Friday
Class Hours: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Campus:  High Point Campus (901 S. Main St., High Point)
Building:  H4 – Entertainment Tech. Bldg.
Room:  207

Class will not be held on these dates: May 24, 27, 30-31; and June 7, 14, 28.

Class will meet asynchronously online on these dates: April 17-19, 22, 24-26, 29; and May 1-3, 6, 8-10, 13, 15-17, 20, 22-23, 28-29. 

Class will meet in person on the High Point campus or the clinical site on these dates: April 15-16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; June 3-6, 10-13, 17-21, 24-27; and July 1.


Course Code: PBT-3022-P45 (Theory is mostly online)
First Class Date
: 4/29/2024 (mandatory in-person orientation in H4 207 from 8-10 a.m.)
Last Class Date: 7/10/2024
Meeting Days: Monday-Friday
Class Hours: 8 a.m.-noon
Campus: High Point Campus (901 S. Main St., High Point)
Building: H4 – Entertainment Tech. Bldg.
Room: 207

Class will not be held on these dates: 5/27, 6/14, 6/21, 7/4

Class will meet asynchronously online on these dates: May 1-3, 6, 8-10, 13, 15-17, 20, 22-24, 29-31 and June 3, 5-7, 10-11. 

Class will meet in person on the High Point campus or the clinical site on these dates: April 29-30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 12-13, 17-20, 24-28; and July 1-3, 5, 8-10.

You MUST have a desktop computer or a laptop computer to complete coursework. The required coursework 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 before class starts. If you do not find this email 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 coursework 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 a.m., 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.

Register online at

Note: Students are not able to register using Apple iPhones or Apple iPads. Apple has a setting that will not permit anyone to enter a Social Security number on one of their devices. If you have one of these devices, you will need to register using a personal computer, desktop computer, etc. 

You can also register in person at one of our campuses. The hours and locations for registration are:

Jamestown Campus: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Medlin Campus Center, second floor, Admissions Department

Greensboro Campus: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday (closed Friday) in the Continuing Education Center (CEC)

High Point Campus: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday (closed Friday) in the H5 building


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.

A textbook and workbook are required. The books cost $114.17 for both (including tax) and are available at the High Point campus bookstore, 901 S Main St., High Point, in H1. Call 336-334-4822, ext. 55061 for more information.

Yes. A textbook and workbook are required. The books cost $114.17 for both (including tax) and are available at the High Point campus bookstore, 901 S Main St., High Point, in H1. Call 336-334-4822, ext. 55061 for more information.

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

Students must purchase a student ID badge for $5. Bring cash, a check, or a credit card to the cashier's office on any campus.

Note: Evening students must come to Jamestown or Greensboro campus during the day because the cashier's offices closes at 5 p.m. 

Click this link for a list of required items needed to obtain the ID badge:

You are required to get the vaccinations below. You will be asked to turn in proof of vaccination to the class instructor within the first week of class. These are mandatory, and no exceptions are allowed. You will not be allowed to complete the course without these.

  1. COVID Vaccination (first and second vaccination OR one-step Johnson & Johnson)
  2. Negative TB skin test OR negative Quantiferon blood test OR negative chest x-ray within the past year
  3. Td OR TdaP (within the past 10 years)
  4. MMR (two-vaccination series or titer)
  5. Varicella (two-vaccination series or titer)
  6. Hep B (three-vaccination series or Declination)
  7. Flu (if your class is between Sept. 1 and March 1)

You will also be required to have:

  1. 12-panel drug test (do not complete until 30 days before clinical)
  2. 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 here.

Dress Code: You must wear dark gray or light blue scrubs and closed-toe shoes with backs. Hair must be off the shoulders and not touching your collar. Fingernails must not pass fingertips, and no artificial nails may be worn at any time during the course.  

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

Other things to know:

  • The attendance policy is very strict. You may be dismissed from the program if you are absent more than once or tardy more than three 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 have a multiple-choice final exam. You must score an 80% to receive your certificate.
  • You must be able to accept constructive criticism, control your temper, and follow directions carefully.
  • Disrespectful, interruptive, disruptive, or impatient behavior toward the instructors, fellow students, staff, or clinical staff will not be tolerated.
  • 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, an acceptable Office of the Inspector General (OIG) review, and a negative drug screen from an approved National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) laboratory.

  1. Disability Services: The NA 1 Departmental Staff wants all students to be successful. If you have any special needs, please contact the Disability Access Services department before 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 before 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 more information, contact Flora Taylor at 334-4822, ext. 50521. And thank you for your service to our country.

Yes. Health facilities that serve as student rotation sites require that students and faculty who enter their facilities meet the same qualifications as any potential employees. GTCC requires criminal background checks (CBC), Office of the Inspector General reviews (OIG), and drug testing of students in curriculum programs that have clinical or internship placements at health facilities where these screenings are required. 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 before the first assignment/student experience at any health facility partner.


  1. Once accepted to a program of study, each student will receive written instructions about the screenings and about how to complete the requirements.
  2. The process will be carried out by a company selected by the college after review for the most cost-effective customer service.
  3. Results are verified and sent from the testing company to the clinical facility for review at least 10 days before the scheduled arrival of the student.
  4. The program department chair will be notified if any student has results that will prevent clinical participation.
  5. The head of the department will confirm the review with the facility to make sure there are no errors. The head of the department will not be able to see the 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 a clinical facility, the student will immediately be removed from the placement until a review is conducted. Whether or not the student can continue to work at the facility will be made by the clinical agency. 
  7. If a student is prevented from completing clinical assignments with partnering agencies, GTCC will not be able to ensure the completion of program requirements and graduation competencies.
  8. A student's inability to complete program requirements and graduation competencies will result in suspension from the health program.
  9. Any student suspended from a health program can use the standard GTCC processes for appeal, grievance, and/or readmission.

If you have questions, call Amy Byerly at 336-334-4822, ext. 53062, or email

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