Phlebotomy Certificate

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of individual courses.  Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog.  Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

Any Semester

Credit Hours
ALH 1001Terminology of The Health Field3
ALH 1250Principles & Practices of Phlebotomy3
ALH 1251Phlebotomy Practicum3
Total Hours9

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or the Division of Health Professions, (815) 224-0485 or  ALH 1001 is a pre-requisite and/or co-requisite for both ALH 1250 & 1251.  Students who want to take ALH 1001 concurrently with ALH 1250 must see a Counselor.  Completing the Phlebotomy Certificate is a a two-step process.  ALH 1251 must be taken immediately after successful completion of ALH 1250.

You must receive a "B" or better in ALH 1250 to be able to enter ALH 1251.

All students will be required to have a criminal background check and a 10 panel urine drug screen prior to beginning ALH 1251.  A felony and certain misdemeanors may prevent you from working in a healthcare setting.  A two-step TB Skin Test is also required for admission to ALH 1251.  The Hepatitis B Vaccination series is strongly recommended.  Additional immunization verification, a seasonal flu shot, and CPR Certification may also be required prior to beginning ALH 1251 based on clinical assignment.

Students must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED to meet the qualifications to take the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification Exam.