Seminole State will no longer offer the Phlebotomy Program as of July 2014. Students who have these program plans are encouraged to visit with the career program advisors to determine other programs that meet their educational goals. The career program advisors can be reached at:
Seminole State College's Phlebotomy Technician Vocational Certificate consists of these two courses:
This 165-hour program, which meets Florida Department of Education requirements, is offered on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Students will attend 12 hours per week in the evenings. The program can be completed in approximately 15 weeks.
Students who finish the program will receive a Certificate of Program Completion. They also are eligible take a voluntary national certification exam offered by the National Health Career Association.
Graduates are prepared for entry level employment in medical laboratories, outpatient laboratories, hospitals, blood banks and clinics.
Employment opportunities for phlebotomists are expected to be good as the demand for skilled laboratory personnel increases. The market is expected to increase 10 percent to 20 percent during the next decade. The fastest growth in this field is expected in independent medical laboratories because hospitals continue to send a greater amount of their lab work to outside facilities.
The majority of employers in the healthcare industry require a background check. If the background check reveals any issues, employment may be denied. Speak with a program advisor if you have any questions.
Seminole State College
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773-6199