Technical Certificate of Credit

Pete O'Brien
(731) 424-3520

Program and Career Description

In today's economy, there are very few fields that continue to see growth when it comes to the job market. Healthcare is one of those areas. Becoming a phlebotomist is a sound way to enter in to the healthcare industry; either as a career or as a part-time job while working your way into other areas of healthcare. A phlebotomy technician is a medical professional who is trained to draw blood from patients for the purpose of lab tests and procedures. Phlebotomists are often employed by hospitals, medical offices and clinics.

Admission Requirements

The Phlebotomy Technician program has specific admission requirements:

  • Have been granted either degree or non-degree admission to the College.
  • Have completed all required learning support courses (if applicable) with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above.
  • Official transcript(s) of all college work attempted and/or completed at colleges and universities other than Jackson State (mailed by the releasing institution).
Required Courses
Number Course Name Credits
PBT 100 Phlebotomy 3
PBT 110 Phlebotomy Practicum 6
  Credit Hours Required 9

The Phlebotomy Technician Technical Certificate requires 9 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites. See JSCC Academic Catalog and Student Handbook for further information.

Accreditation Information

The Phlebotomy Technician program will be approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. (5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 or (773) 714-8880) Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.