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Phlebotomy Aide

About Our Program:

Our program is designed to prepare students for employment as phlebotomists & healthcare support workers. The content in this program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Professional, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Phlebotomy in relation to the healthcare setting
  • Identify the anatomic structure and function of body systems in relation to services performed by the phlebotomist
  • Recognize and identify collection reagents supplies, equipment and interfering chemical substances
  • Infection control following standard precautions
  • Transporting, accessioning and processing specimens
  • Practice quality assurance and safety

Instruction and learning activities are provided in a laboratory setting using hands-on experiences with implements and equipment appropriate to the program’s content and in accordance with safety practices in the trade.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
  • Occupational Interest
  • Background Check and Drug Testing mandated for externship

Program Structure:

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 2 occupational completion points. The length of the program is 165 hours as listed below. Upon completion of the program, the instructor will provide a certificate to the student verifying that the requirements have been met.

OCP ABasic Healthcare Worker90 Hours
OCP BPhlebotomist75 Hours
Total Hours: 165

Full Program Completion:

  • Completion of all program competencies
  • There is no TABE Test requirement for this course.
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician with NHA
  • Background Check and Drug Testing may be required for externship

Employment Opportunities:

  • Phlebotomist


The average wage for this career in Florida is $16.78 hourly and $34,710 annually.

Employment Outlook:

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 17% from 2019 to 2029.

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at Visit the financial aid office for more information.

Program Hours:

South Dade Technical College
28300 S.W. 152nd Avenue
Leisure City, FL 33033
(305) 247-7839
Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gainful Employment Disclosure:

Phlebotomy Aide

This program is designed to be completed in:7 weeks
Program cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting but may have changed. In-state: $787.40
165 hours x $2.56= $422.40

Out-of-state: $2,056.25
165 hours x $10.25= $1,691.25
Fees $50.00 x 1 term= $50
Insurance $15
Books and supplies= $300
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt.
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Florida
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