Phlebotomists play a vital role in healthcare by acquiring a quality specimen for physicians to diagnose, medicate, and treat their patients. In this 13-week course, MA 150 and MA 151, you will learn basic phlebotomy skills. Enhance your professionalism, bedside manner, and how you relate this medical procedure to your patient. After successful completion of this class, you’ll gain Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credentials through the National Healthcareer Association®.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for phlebotomists is expected to grow 23% from 2016-2026, faster than the average for all occupations. By the year 2024, projected regional jobs are to be approximately 600.
*Projected jobs are for regions roughly equating to HCC district 540.
Concurrent enrollment in MA 151. Placement at MATH 09x and ENGL 099 is recommended.
Students will need to complete a background check, drug screening (per program designation), TB testing, and a current physical exam and provide up-to-date immunizations prior to beginning MA 151.
Phlebotomy prepares students new to healthcare professions and those with experiences in other fields or programs to collect blood and other samples from patients and perform fundamental laboratory tests. Students will receive instruction and clinical experience in venipuncture, capillary sticks, and other basic laboratory skills. Additionally, MA 150 and MA 151 will cover necessary safety procedures to keep the healthcare environment safe for patients and other healthcare providers, as well as the communication skills necessary to provide clear and transparent care to diverse patients. Through clinical experiences, students will have the opportunity to perform skills and observe other practitioners in the practice of phlebotomy and in the lab. Students will be expected to demonstrate professional behavior and ability to communicate with patients and other healthcare providers in diverse clinical environments.
Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.
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We strongly recommend you attend one of these informational sessions. All information meetings are held at the main campus in Normal, IL, unless otherwise noted.
Day Time Room
Beginning May 1, 2020, and until further notice, informational meetings will be held virtually utilizing ZOOM. Please continue to check this site for dates and additional information.
Monday, Apr. 12, 2021
Work Ready Programs
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Work Ready meeting.
Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
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Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Nursing meeting.
Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Radiography meeting.
Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021
Medical Assistant Program
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Medical Assistant meeting.
To Be Determined
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this EMT/Paramedic meeting.
Please contact the following program coordinator and request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend:
EMT/Paramedic - Please contact Travis Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at email@example.com
Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at email@example.com
Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, Veterinary Assistant, and Recovery Support Specialist.
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