Phlebotomy Certificate Admissions

Admissions Procedures:

Potential applicants should read the information contained in the Student Readiness Checklist carefully and complete the checklist on the second page of the document.

Listed below are the steps required for entry into the Phlebotomy program at Southeastern Community College. The steps are provided as a guideline and, in all cases, the student should work closely with a Southeastern Community College advisor in the admissions process. Please note that the program’s financial aid status is pending.

  1. Complete and return the Southeastern Community College Admissions Application.
  2. Take the college placement assessment in the Counseling Center. Placement assessment dates and times are available in the Counseling/Admissions Office or at
  3. Request official high school and college transcripts to be sent to SCC. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.
  4. Applicants must have credit for the following college courses:
    • ENG 002 or BSP 4002
    • ACA 122 or PSY 150
  5. Once the above requirements are completed, the applicant must meet with a member of the Admissions staff to complete the application for Phlebotomy. Applications for fall admission are due the last week of the summer semester and spring applications are due the last week of the fall semester. Check with admission counselors for specific dates.

Acceptance into the Phlebotomy program is announced by mail to the 18 best-qualified applicants the week following the application deadline. Final acceptance will be based on the admission requirements as described in the current Southeastern Community College catalog.

NOTE: For an individual student, there are only two (2) admissions into the Phlebotomy program in a five (5) year period.

Best Qualified Criteria:

Applicants to the Phlebotomy program are selected on a “best qualified” basis. After the application deadline, the applicants are ranked in order of qualifications. Qualifications are determined by the following criteria. Each criterion is assigned a point value. These points are tallied and ranked numerically in order to identify the best-qualified applicants.

  1. Grades in college courses related directly to the Phlebotomy program at SCC.
    • ENG 002 or BSP 4002: Transition English
      **Required courses for completion of the Phlebotomy certificate. A 5 point deduction will be made for each subject that a student repeats.
  2. Previous health professional training or proof of current certifications as listed below (points for the highest level earned):
    • High School Allied Health I & II, NAI, In-Home Aide
    • NAI (College), EMT, EMT-D
    • NAII, EMT-I, Pharmacy Tech, Gerontology, Medical Assistant
    • LPN, Paramedic, MLT, Respiratory, Radiography, Medic, Surgical Tech