The College's General Admissions' Process and Financial Aid (i.e. Pell Grants and Sponsored Scholarships) is NOT Applicable!!! This Program is a Special Admission.

This 8-week program is designed to prepare individuals for entry level positions as Phlebotomy Technicians to properly collect quality blood samples from patients and communicate with the healthcare team in a blood donor center, diagnostic laboratory, ambulatory, or other physician based setting.

Course/Program Contact Hours: 100 hrs.

Student Tuition: $974 (Textbooks excluded)
Tuition Payment Plan Available: $487 due at the time of registration; $487 due at a designated due date (usually 3-4wks after the program's start date) 

Course Offering #1 (032/32):  0 Seats Available; Enrollment is Closed
May 27-July 20, 2019 
Monday-Friday (Self-Study) is Off-site
Saturdays (Theory) is On-site at the Bessemer Campus

8:00am - 4:00pm

Required Textbook:

 Phlebotomy: A Competency Based Approach by [Booth, Kathryn]
 (tax included) - Available at Bessemer Campus Bookstore Only 

1) Drug screening and background check will be done at the Program Administrator's request on
      each student; student must pass drug screen and background check

2) Proof of Immunizations prior to enrollment into the program and before the start of clinical 
    externship at appointed clinical site (immunizations at your own expense):

    MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, and PPD Skin Test (Tuberculosis) or Chest X-Ray if TB test is positive

3) Obtain your flu shot prior to the start of clinical externship if it's Flu season! 

2-wk clinical externships will commence on week 7 from Monday-Friday excluding holidays. Times will vary depending on the clinical site assigned. (For definite clinical days and times, click here.)
Students must: 1) have the physical stamina to a) stand, walk, stoop, reach and kneel b) lift, carry, push, and pull a minimum of 25 lbs. c) finger-pick, pinch, etc., grasp, wrist flex, and move about hands  2) have sufficient hearing and visual acuity with or without corrective devices; high and low frequency sounds within normal range and disguising of color reactions  3) have sufficient sense of smell for body and environmental odors  4) have ability to comprehend, read, write, and speak English. Ability to communicate effectively (comprehend and respond) in verbal/nonverbal and written communication with patients, healthcare team, and the environment.  5) have the ability to maintain patient confidentiality and exercise ethical judgement, integrity, honesty, and dependability and accountability in the performance of laboratory responsibilities assigned  6) have the ability to function safely and effectively under stress and challenging assignments. 
Required Uniform (at your own expense): Royal Blue Scrub Set and (Optional) Short White Lab Coat

Certification (Online) Exam and Associated Fees: 

Eligibility Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent, Successful Completion of a Phlebotomy Training Program (Theory & Clinical Externship)

At a Glance...
NHA Candidate Handbook
CPT Test Plan

  • $69 - Packaged Certification Prep Materials (if desired to purchase)
  • $117 - Due at the time of online registration at:
  • $50 - Sitting Fee made payable to Lawson State CC (cash, check/money order, or charge) 

First Step: Program Pre-Enrollment Requirements

    Americans with Disabilities: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 states that qualified students with disabilities who meet the essential functions and academic requirements are entitled to reasonable accommodations.  It is the student’s responsibility to provide appropriate disability documentation to the College.  Please contact the ADA representative, Dr. Renay Herndon by phone 205-929-3415, email, and/or office visit on the Bessemer Campus: 1100 9th Avenue SW, Bessemer, AL 35022.

    If you are an ADA student, it the obligation of the student to present your Accommodations letter to your instructor (for each class you are enrolled in). Ideally, this letter should be submitted at the beginning of the semester to enable best course support for you.  

    Final Step: Program Enrollment Requirements

    • Copy of HS Diploma or GED
    • Completed Student Health Questionnaire
    • Completed Essential Functions Acknowledgement
    • Completed program Policy and Procedure MOU 
    • Completed Registration Form 
    • Tuition Payment either full or half the tuition's amount
      -Cash, Check, Credit/Debit Card, Money Order is accepted
      -Please make all checks and money orders payable to Lawson State Community College
      -Include Driver's License Number w/expiration date and Phone Number of the check

    Registration Deadline: Not Applicable

    *Seat Availability is on a first come, first serve basis w/Half ($487) or Full ($974) Tuition Payment due at the time of registration. 
    Requests to make payments towards late tuition payment installments will NOT be accepted.

    For general program inquiries, contact Kamille Smith by email at, or visit the office 
    (with your completed paperwork!!!) to register  at the following location:

    Lawson State Community College-Bessemer Campus
    Kamille Smith (Person of Contact) 
    Ethel Hall Building (Bldg. H), Office 209

    1100 9th Avenue SW
    Bessemer, AL 35022

    It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, its Board of Trustees, and Lawson State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. 

    Lawson State Community College also prohibits discrimination due to ethnic origin, marital status, parental status, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status or disability, reasonable accommodations or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law.  The college has zero tolerance for harassment, retaliation, violence, physical bullying, cyber-bullying, and hazing.    

    This nondiscrimination policy covers employment, admissions, training, organizational affiliation, student housing, and advisory boards in all college programs and activities. This policy is enforced by Federal law under Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended in 2008.  If you have questions regarding compliance with these statutes or you need to file a complaint, please contact the Dean of Students (205-929-6361) or the Director of Human Resources (205-929-6313).