What it's about

The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. 

Jobs available

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Venipuncturist
  • Lab Assistants

Courses you'll take

Course work includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, and maintaining patient data.

What you'll gain

Graduates may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians.


Apply on DCCC's website and meet with an enrollment counselor.


Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills with consumers and coworkers.
  2. Recognize, analyze, and solve problems related to phlebotomy procedures. 
  3. Read and understand medical laboratory manuals and technical materials related to phlebotomy.
  4. Perform mathematical calculations relating to blood collection procedures. 
  5. Use current technologies to access and process information.
  6. Demonstrate the academic knowledge and technical skills necessary for entry-level phlebotomy practice.
  7. Display professionalism by projecting a positive attitude, working as a team member, showing initiative and responsibility, and displaying sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  8. Practice in a legal and ethical manner.

Technical Standards: 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of Phlebotomy. These technical standards are published in the application packet for admission to health programs and the Student Handbook.

Admission Requirements: 

Students must be admitted to the Phlebotomy program prior to taking PBT 100 or PBT 101

Applicants for admission to the Phlebotomy program must complete the requirements for admission as described in the Phlebotomy Packet.

Progression Requirements

A student must meet all prerequisite and corequisite PBT course requirements with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress in the program.

Criminal Background Check

Applicants for initial licensure in North Carolina must have a criminal background check.

The clinical site requires a criminal background check and drug screen testing prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in the clinical experiences in that clinical agency as a result of those findings, the student will not be able to progress in the program.