Dalton State 2013-14 Catalog



This program is designed to train students in the collection and processing of blood specimens, skills known as Phlebotomy. Although the Phlebotomist does not actually perform any laboratory testing, Phlebotomists do work side-by-side with Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists in hospitals and other health care organizations.

The Phlebotomy Program is offered on an as-needed basis when the job market appears suitable.

Phlebotomy program requirements:

  1. Meet all Dalton State College admission requirements for certificate students.
  2. Be at least 17 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Receive career counseling from a School of Health Professions' advisor.
  4. Submit application and documentation for the Phlebotomy program to the School of Health Professions. These requirements include:
    1. Two (2) letters of business reference.
    2. Proof of academic abilities (transcripts, etc.).
    3. An interview with a Phlebotomy Admissions Counselor.
    4. A completed Data Sheet and Notification Sheet.

Other program requirements, such as uniforms, medical forms, and malpractice insurance will be required after acceptance into the program.

For more information, please call the School of Health Professions at (706) 272-2658.

Major Field Courses
ALHT 1110Allied Health Terminology3
ALHT 1111Allied Health Terminology II3
BIOL 1100Human Biology *3
OADM 1250Professional Development3
MLTS 1101Introduction to Health Science **3
MLTS 1102Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum ***5
Total Hours20


No substitution allowed.


Must be taken the semester immediately before MLTS 1102 .


Successful completion of ALHT 1110, ALHT 1111, MLTS 1101, OADM 1250, and BIOL 1100 with a “C” (78) or better is required.

Plan I

Semester I:                                   

ALHT    1110    Allied Health Terminology                         

ALHT    1111    Allied Health Terminology II                    

BIOL    1100    Human Biology                                     

MLTS    1101    Introduction To Health Science             

OADM    1250    Professional Development                                      

Semester II:                                         

MLTS    1102    Phlebotomy Practicum  


Plan II

Courses may be taken in any combination with exception of MLTS 1101 which has to be taken the semester prior to attending the MLTS 1102 practicum.  Also note MLTS 1101 is only offered Fall and Spring semester.

Semester I:                                           

OADM    1250    Professional Development

BIOL      1100      Human Biology                                       

Semester II:                                  

ALHT    1110     Allied Health Terminology                         

ALHT    1111     Allied Health Terminology II                      

MLTS    1101     Introduction to Health Science                 

Semester III:                                   

MLTS    1102    Phlebotomy Practicum                              

*MLTS 1101 must be taken the semester immediately before MLTS 1102

*Courses are offered almost every semester.            

Clinical facilities used by the program may require students to submit to background checks and drug screenings before they are allowed in the facility. Based on the information obtained, these facilities can refuse student access. Failure to be accepted into clinical facilities may jeopardize a student’s ability to complete the program.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60631