Phlebotomists are employed in hospital laboratories, physician clinics, and other health care institutions to perform the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and micropuncture techniques. Theory and practice in phlebotomy skills are studied in addition to ethical and legal responsibilities, effective communication skills, and safe practices.
Successful completion of the program will allow the graduate to seek employment as a phlebotomist and be eligible to take an appropriate phlebotomy certification examination.
Locally, phlebotomists earn approximately $8.50-$13.00 per hour.
The program consists of lecture, student laboratories and a clinical phlebotomy practicum arranged in a surrounding health care facility.
Academic studies are taken on the Illinois Central College campus Clinical experiences are provided in medical laboratories under supervision at Methodist Medical Center, Proctor Hospital, Peoria; BroMenn Medical Center, Normal; Graham Hospital, Canton; Great River Medical Center, Burlington, IA; Graham Hospital Association Graham Medical Group, Canton; Saint Mary’s Medical Center and Cottage Hospital, Galesburg; Pekin Hospital; Saint Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley; Saint James Hospital, Pontiac; Kewanee Hospital, OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth; Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln; Hopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale; and Veteran’s Administration Clinic, Peoria. Students in surrounding community colleges are encouraged to enroll in the program.
Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 9
Select a course number below to see a course description.
|BIOL 140||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY ||4|
|MLT 112||PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL PRACTICUM ||2|
|INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE
|MEDO 110||MEDICAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS **||4|
|MLT 110||INTRODUCTION TO THE MEDICAL LABORATORY AND PHLEBOTOMY ||2|
* Available for Medical Assistant program students only
Students enrolled in this program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.
Suggested additional courses: HLTH 121, COMM 110, PSY 110, and CMGEN 120.
BIOL 106 or MLT 110 may be taken in the summer.
|Fall Semester 1||BIOL 106 or BIOL 140 or higher; HEOCC 114; MLT 110; MLT 112|
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
The following listed essential skills and abilities are necessary for a phlebotomist student to meet the requirements of the curriculum. Potential students are invited to meet with the Program Director and/or the Dean to discuss any issues associated with meeting or not meeting these requirements.