Individuals wishing to pursue a career working with patients in a health care setting may be interested in the Phlebotomy program. The phlebotomist deals directly with the patient, obtaining blood samples for laboratory analysis. Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood and other biological samples using a variety of equipment and techniques. In the Phlebotomy program, students will gain other skills necessary for success in the field, including basic computer usage and knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory procedures. Students in this program need good communication skills, patience, teamwork, attention to detail and the manual dexterity required to perform the essential duties of this delicate job. Students will demonstrate and perfect these competencies during an internship experience, which caps off this certificate-granting program.
The Phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone: 773-714-8880.