Traditional Track

Phlebotomy prepares individuals to collect blood specimens for clinical laboratories. This 160-clock hour course includes lecture, laboratory and clinical experience. The class usually meets twice weekly for a semester. Classes begin in the fall and spring semester.

Fast Track

Phlebotomy Fast Track is an 80-clock hour course offered each year during the Fall and Spring semesters. Typically the class meets one evening per week usually on Monday. The course is designed to prepare individuals to collect specimens of blood for the clinical laboratory. The lecture and laboratory components include 40 clock-hours: the clinical requirement totals 40 clock-hours. Employment opportunities are available in the clinical laboratories of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or physician offices.

To qualify for this class you must have six (6) months work experience in a health related field within the past 2 years or completion of a health related program.

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Admission Requirements

Complete and submit the following

  • Application for Admission to Hinds Community College
  • Application for Selection to the Phlebotomy Program
    • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
    • Effective for Fall 2022 applications will be available February 1 thru July 31 with preference given to applications completed by April 15.
    • Effective for Spring 2023 applications will be available September 1 thru January 1 with preference given to applications completed by October 31.
  • Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript or high school equivalency transcript (GED®, HiSET®, TASC™, or Mississippi Competency-Based High School Equivalency). (For currently enrolled high school students, an updated transcript, validating high school graduation, will be required prior to beginning the program.)
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges, except Hinds Community College
  • ACT composite score of 15 (12 if taken before October 1989) OR an official Next Generation ACCUPLACER Reading score of 246, ACCUPLACER Reading score of 76, or Compass® Reading score of 72.
  • Selection is based on the earliest date of completion.
    • Additional Fast Track Phlebotomy Program Admissions Requirement:

    • Letter from applicant’s employer verifying employment and experience level or proof of graduation from a health-related program. To qualify for this class, applicants must have six (6) months work experience in a health related field within the past 2 years, or completion of a health related program.

    Submit all completed forms to:

    Office of Admissions
    Nursing & Allied Health Center
    1750 Chadwick Drive
    Jackson, MS 39204-3490

    Submitting information to other locations will delay the processing of the applicant’s file.


Kim Neely
Health Continuing Education Coordinator
Program Entry Navigators
Cooper McCachren
Nursing and Allied Health Center Advisor
Christie Adair
Nursing and Allied Health Center Advisor
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