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Phlebotomy Program

As a member of the health care delivery team, the phlebotomist generally works in a clinical laboratory under the supervision of a clinical laboratory technologist. The phlebotomist is primarily responsible for collecting blood specimens from patients/clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. The phlebotomy courses are designed to provide students with information about the health care delivery system; collection of materials and equipment; venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques; specimen transport and processing techniques; quality assurance and safety techniques; basic concepts of communications, and medical and legal implications of blood collection. Students will be required to complete 72 hours of classroom and 120 hours of clinical experience in a health care environment. Effective Fall 2007, a criminal background from a designated agent and/or a drug screen may be required to complete the internship course.

Accreditation/Approval Process

The phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60618-5119, telephone (847) 939-3597. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the national certification examinations given by either the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), Board of Registry.

Admission Process

1. Submit an SSC Application form and forward all high school, as well as other college transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions.

2. Submit the Phlebotomy Program Admission Application form to the Program no later than October 1 for Spring admission, or June 1 for Fall admission.

Priority for admission will be given to applicants who meet the published deadline date. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the program.

Admission Criteria

Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” or better in BIO 115-Human Body Structure* or an equivalent human anatomy course. No student will be considered for admission to the Phlebotomy Program unless they have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 (A=4.00).

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For More Information

Download this brochure about the Phlebotomy Program

Contact Dr. Andrienne Reaves, Program Coordinator call (708) 596-2000 ext. 5734.

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