Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing. Phlebotomists are skilled health care professionals who have been trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro-collection techniques.

As a Phlebotomy Technician, you are an important member of the clinical laboratory and healthcare team. The Phlebotomy Technician Program is designed to provide the student with the skills, knowledge, and training to be an effective member of the healthcare team. The curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will learn proper technique for venous and capillary blood specimen collection. Coursework includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, health and safety, anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.

Students successfully completing the course may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, and other healthcare settings. In addition, students who are successful will qualify to take the certification exam through NHA.

The Phlebotomy Technician Training program has been approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education and National Health careers Association.

Phlebotomy Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Phlebotomy
  • Discuss the role of a Phlebotomy Technician in the health care facilities and various settings
  • Identify the Phlebotomy Technicians’ role working as a member of the health care team.
  • Define and understand basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Specimen transport
  • Infection Control and practice Standard Precautions
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Special Procedures
  • Demonstrate proper venipuncture techniques
  • Capillary Collections
  • Phlebotomy techniques
  • Learn therapeutic techniques to assist patient/clients/residents and their families in managing anxieties, fears and behaviors
  • Describe the ethical behavior of the Phlebotomy Technician and the law affecting the practice of the Phlebotomy Technicians
  • Clinical lab procedures and sterile techniques
  • Knowledge of patients/clients/residents’ rights.
  • Demonstrate observational and documenting skills.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

For additional information about our Phlebotomy course download our – Phlebotomy catalog

Classes are 6 Weeks long

Morning and Evening classes offered

Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

West Campus: 8:00am- 1:00pm or 4:00pm- 9:00pm.

South Campus : 9:00am- 2:00pm or 5:00pm- 10:00pm.

Clinical’s are done in the classroom.

Tuition: $1,250 (books and supplies included).

Payment plans available!! Minimum deposit of $450 is required when registering.

We also accept WIA/WIOA.

A free CPR class is offered during the program (cost of card is $40).

After successful completion of the course, students qualify to take their State Board Exam. Typically, this is done 3 weeks after completion (cost not included in tuition).