Enrollment Requirements

The Southwestern Illinois College Phlebotomy program is open to anyone who is a high school graduate or has earned a high school equivalency certificate.

Students must complete the following requirements before beginning program courses:

1. Complete the SWIC Steps to Enrollment

Follow the SWIC Steps to Enrollment to begin program courses.

2. Complete the SWIC placement test

The SWIC placement test assesses skills in reading, writing and mathematics.

To schedule the SWIC placement test, call or visit the Testing Center at the Belleville Campus, 618-235-2700, ext. 5182; the Red Bud Campus 618-282-6682, ext. 8114; or the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus 618-931-0600, ext. 7337. Requirements and recommendations to prepare you for the exam are located in the Testing Center.

Additional Requirements

The following criteria are required of students enrolled in the Phlebotomy program:

Auto and Health Insurance:

Students enrolling in all Health Sciences programs should be aware that some clinical facilities may require auto and/or health insurance. Malpractice insurance, when required, is provided by the college through the assessment of lab fees.

Medical Requirements:

Students qualifying for enrollment are recommended to have the Hepatitis B shot series, updated immunization record, current tuberculosis test and a flu shot prior to Phlebotomy clinicals during the second semester of the program. Specific requirements vary depending on the clinical site.

Background Check:

Fingerprints and drug testing are required. View a list of disqualifying convictions from the Illinois Department of Public Health.