Health Occupations Programs

Phlebotomy Program

The phlebotomy training course is 206 hours in length, divided into 70 hours of lecture and student lab training and 136 hours of clinical experience. Class is a total of 20 weeks.

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This course provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on: ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection.

Students will practice venipunctures on a mechanical arm until competent.  Once competency is established, students will perform supervised venipunctures on clinical laboratory patients. Clinical sites include: CMC Northeast, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, the VA Medical Center, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, and Rowan Family Physicians.

Upon successful program completion, students will be eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) national certification exam.


Registration Information

  • Must have background check/drug screen (current fee $90.75)
    • Please contact Casey Hinson (, 704-216-3452) to receive these instructions.
    • Students must clear both a background check and drug screen prior to the first day of class. Students will be provided directions once vaccine verifications are completed and student registration is open.
    • These tests must be current (no more than 30 days prior to the class start date) and cannot be used for or carried over to any other class.
  • Minimum requirements include the required vaccines
    (A titer is a blood draw to determine immunity)
    • 2 MMRs or Titer
    • 2 Varicellas or Titer
    • Complete Hepatitis B series (3 injections) or Titer
    • Tdap current within 10 years
    • Complete COVID vaccine/vaccinesOR one Bivalent vaccine per CDC guidelines
    • Flu Vaccine (Oct-March)
    • 2 complete PPDS (Tuberculosis screenings) with two individual readings or a negative chest x-ray within 8 months of course start date

Textbook Information


Expected Fees

  • Class registration costs $200.43.


Upcoming Classes

Fall class registration will open on Friday, August 18, 2023 at 7 a.m.
Please email the documentation of each vaccine/ppd on facility letterhead once registration opens on Friday, August 18 at 7 a.m. to proceed with your registration. Students cannot utilize the RCCC immunization form as official documentation nor register without all vaccines/ppds completed. Students can register on a first-come-first-serve basis once all the above documentation is provided and approved. Seats are not held for students that do not meet the minimum above requirements.

To view or register for classes, please navigate to the Registration Portal.



For More Information

Casey Hinson (, 704-216-3452)