Phlebotomy (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 121000 - Catalog 2019/2020

Maggie Muszka, Administrative Assistant, 386-506-3080,

Geraldine Rimstidt, Department Chairperson, 386-506-3823,

Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes


The mission is to train effective phlebotomists in a variety of procedures allowing graduates to gain employment as entry-level phlebotomists.


A phlebotomist is an individual who is trained to collect blood specimens to be used in diagnostic laboratory tests from patients. They must have knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as it pertains to phlebotomy as well as a basic understanding of infection control and safety practices. Graduates will also be able to interact and communicate with patients effectively as they are usually on the front line of patient care. Phlebotomists are employed in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, critical care facilities, dedicated blood collection facilities and dialysis centers.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Collect blood specimens by safely performing venipuncture and capillary blood collection. 

  2. Identify anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as it pertains to blood collection. 

  3. Identify phlebotomy equipment and perform proper specimen handling. 

  4. Practice infection control. 

  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills. 

  6. Demonstrate appropriate record keeping and data collection.

Financial Aid

The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

For more information on grants, loans and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $452

Access Fee: $7 ($1.12 per credit hour)

Assessment Fee: $34

Lab Fees (including liability insurance): $50 

Uniform/Scrubs: $50 

Background Check/Drug Screening: $99 

Textbook Estimate: $100

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • This is a limited access program.

  • Students must have a standard high school diploma (or GED) and be at least 18 years of age to enroll.

  • Score on the placement test for vocational programs which indicate language and reading at the 10th grade level and math ability at the 9th grade level. Applicants starting in a Florida Public high school in 2003 or after and graduating from a Florida public high school with a standard high school diploma and active duty military are exempt from any placement testing. 

  • The following items must be received prior to the first day of clinical: 

    • Completion of health screening to include: verification of immunization against influenza, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis 'B'; and negative test for tuberculosis. 

    • Satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

    • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers to include adults, infant, children, and automatic external defibrillator (AED) affiliated with the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

  • Program specific courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.


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Program Length: The typical length of this program is one (1) semester (15 weeks) for a full-time student.  The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2016-17) for this field at 72%.

CIP Code (6 digit) - 51.1009

Job Title for this certificate is Phlebotomist.

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Program Specific Courses

Program specific courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.

HCP0750CPhlebotomy Technician - Theory and Clinical


HCP0940Internship Phlebotomy


Sample Program of Study

HCP0750CPhlebotomy Technician - Theory and Clinical


HCP0940Internship Phlebotomy


TOTAL Vocational Hours 5.50
TOTAL Contact Hours 165.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.