Georgia Piedmont Tech's Phlebotomy Technician Program is a short-term program designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to gain employment as a phlebotomy technician. The program courses are completed on the Clarkston Campus and then the clinical rotations are completed at local hospitals. The program has two entries a year, in Spring and Fall Semesters. Students may enroll in the program prerequisite courses any semester.
The Program provides knowledge and skills on the collection and handling of patient specimens. The student will receive instruction on proper procedure and techniques for all ages and types of venipuncture and skin puncture. Training at the hospitals requires transportation due to the clinical rotation start times between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m. Competencies achieved in the study of phlebotomy meet the qualification criteria for national program certification.
Entrance into the Phlebotomy program is based on a competitive admission process that includes the GPA of the pre-requisite courses. A student should contact the advisor immediately upon deciding on Phlebotomy Technician training.
Students must be a high school graduate, or have a GED and must be a minimum of 17 years of age to make application to the Phlebotomy Technician Program. Contact faculty by email or telephone for scheduled student advisement hours. Students must bring with them a copy of their most recent transcript and ASSET/SAT/CAP scores for advisement. If students are transferring in pre-requisite courses, they must bring a copy of the “Transcript Evaluation Form” for advisement. Note: 50% of course hours taken for this program must be completed at GPTC.
Clinical rotations take place in area hospitals that must comply with JACHO regulations which require all students training in their facilities to have proof of immunization, a clear background check and a negative drug screen.
The Introduction to Venipuncture class is a hybrid course. Hybrid courses are a combination of online and classroom instruction. Classroom instruction is held at the DeKalb Campus. The online learning portion of this course requires use of a computer and an Internet provider. The online learning system includes: Information, Electronic-Lecture-Notes (ELN’s), assignments, quizzes, tests and other learning and collaboration features. Students access these features before and after class to further learn and reinforce what is taught and discussed in class.
Phlebotomy Technician Faculty
404-297-9522, ext. 1164
Phlebotomist's are in employed hospitals, physician office laboratories, reference laboratories, free-standing clinics, American Red Cross, insurance companies, or any setting where blood needs to be collected.
Beginning basic salary estimated at $11.00 to $12.50/ hr; 2nd shift, 3rd shift, and weekend shift differential not included.