Phlebotomy | Southwestern Illinois College

Phlebotomy at a Glance

  • Starting salary: $24,000
  • Level of patient contact: Moderate
  • Length of Program: One – Two semesters
  • Program Location: Belleville Campus
  • Program starts: Fall and Spring semesters
  • Gain practical experience at local hospitals

Phlebotomy Certificate

SWIC Phlebotomy instructors are experts in the field. Under their guidance and instruction, you work toward a Certificate. Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Phlebotomy Procedures
  • Clinical Phlebotomy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer Courses

Program Capacity

Belleville Campus

The Phlebotomy program generally accepts 10 students at the Belleville campus each fall and spring semester.

Program Location

The Phlebotomy program consists of a phlebotomy course and MLT clinical education experiences. Specific locations depend on the course type.

Phlebotomy Courses

MLT 100: Introduction to Phlebotomy Procedures is offered at the Belleville campus.

Clinical Education Experiences

MLT 242 is offered at area hospitals and clinical facilities during the last 10 weeks of fall or spring semester. Students may be required to travel outside the college district and must have background checks and drug testing prior to starting clinical experience. Specific clinical placement cannot be guaranteed.

Program Cost

Phlebotomy Certificate program

For details, see the Phlebotomy Certificate cost sheet.

SWIC Foundation Office

The SWIC Foundation office offers over 200 scholarships based on residency, enrollment and GPA criteria.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Funding may be available to qualified students. For more information, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5536.

Time Commitment

The MLT 100 course and Introduction to Phlebotomy Procedures, generally meets three days per week. Classes are six weeks in length and consist of two hours of lecture and six hours of lab each week.

The Phlebotomy clinical occurs in the last 10 weeks of the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to complete 120 hours of supervised clinical experience at the hospital setting. Hours are normally completed during the day, but occasional evening hours are available. Clinicals are scheduled Monday through Friday. Student placement in clinical facilities is dependent on availability of the clinical facilities. Students whose schedules allow completion of the full 120 hours in a three-week period will have priority for clinical placement. No student can complete less than 24 hours per week for clinical practicum.

Work Requirements

ASCP Board of Certification Exam

Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy curriculum, graduates are awarded a certificate in Phlebotomy and are eligible to take a registry examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Employment Requirements

Some states require phlebotomists to be licensed or registered in order to work.

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