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Phlebotomy Certification

Our Phlebotomy program is the perfect first step into healthcare. Phlebotomy is the technique of obtaining blood from a vein or skin puncture for laboratory analysis, which aids in the patient’s diagnosis. The Carolinas College Phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Phlebotomists are the behind-the-scenes heroes of laboratory science, as the diagnosis of a patient is dependent on the quality of blood specimens available. 

How to Become a Phlebotomist

  • Enroll in our fast-paced, 200-hour program
  • Either 10 weeks (summer semester) or 14 weeks (fall and spring semesters) of instruction
  • Clinical education within Atrium Health facilities
  • Learn the basics of collecting blood specimens by venipuncture and by skin puncture 


This program includes either 10 or 14 weeks of instruction based on start date. Instruction is split between class/lab learning and clinical experience within Atrium Health facilities. Students will then take a final exam. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take a national certifying exam.


Tuition & Fees

Carolinas College is consistently recognized by education researchers as a tremendous value when looking at lifetime earnings versus student debt. We work hard to keep our costs affordable and our tuition competitive with other institutions. For Tuition & Fee details, visit our Financial Aid page. 


Application Requirements

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Applying to the Phlebotomy program

Term Priority Deadline Start Date
Fall March 1 September
Spring July 1 January
Summer November 1 May

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Heather Freire, Phlebotomy alumna

Heather Freire had been debating a career change, and the idea of a stable, rewarding career in healthcare was always on her mind. So, she enrolled in the Carolinas College Phlebotomy program, a fast-paced 200-hour program that prepares students for national certification.

After graduation, Heather stepped right into a job at Atrium Health. "My favorite part was having a positive atmosphere and supportive instructor," she says. "Now, I thoroughly enjoy my job, the patients, and the people I work with."