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Phlebotomy Course


The Fall 2020 Phlebotomy Class has been chosen.  Everyone interested in taking the Spring 2021 class must attend an informational meeting to be held in October.  Please check back after the start of the fall semester for the date, time, and location of the meeting. 

Approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NACCLS).

5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone: (773) 714-8880
E-Mail: info@naacls.org

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Admissions Requirements

  • Attendance at pre-admissions orientation.
  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Successful completion of a physical examination which includes Tuberculosis screening, proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check and a 10 panel drug screen.

Clinical Facilities

Course Description

7 credits, 210 hours, 15 weeks

Training in drawing and handling blood samples for laboratory testing in hospitals, doctors' office, and large service laboratories. Emphasis on approved methods and safety, medical terminology, anatomy, and laboratory procedures.

Students are eligible to sit for National Certification Examination upon successful completion of this NAACLS approved course of study.

Structure and Cost

  • WEEKS I, II, III - students attend class on campus Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
  • WEEKS IV - XV - Students report to their assigned clinical facility. The day begins anytime from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. It may be three mornings per week (Tuesday through Thursday), two full days (Monday and Friday), or a combination of these times. Students continue to attend lecture on campus on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This schedule is subject to change.

Enrollment is up to 15 students per semester.

Cost: Approximately $1700.00 (includes tuition, lab and student activity fee and insurance)

Outcome Measures

  • The three year average graduation rate is 97%.
  • The three year average pass rate on the Phlebotomy ASCP Exam is 94.5%.
  • The three year average employment rate is 72%. Many of our students do not seek employment but continue their education in the Nursing, Radiologic Technology, or Medical Laboratory Technician Programs.

 Phlebotomy - Essential Functions

A detailed listing of these essential functions is included and discussed at the Phlebotomy orientation session.

Note:  Both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 29 U.S.C.A. Sect. 794 and the new Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against ‘otherwise qualified’ persons with a disability. If an applicant can perform those ‘essential functions’, he or she is ‘otherwise qualified’ under the law and must be treated the same as people without a disability. A person who cannot perform the ‘essential functions’ is not ‘otherwise qualified’ and may be denied access to the program without being subject to legal action for discrimination.

(From NAACLS NEWS, Volume 50, fall 1991)