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Phlebotomy

HLTH 118 - Introduction to Phlebotomy

Prepares the student in the techniques of phlebotomy (blood collecting), selection and care of equipment, and maintenance of safety standards in health care facilities.  This is an 8-week class given each Fall and Spring semester.  This is not a certificate program.

Phlebotomists collect patient blood samples by performing venipuncture and finger sticks. 

Students who satisfactorily complete HLTH 118 will receive a certificate of completion from the college, this alone does not give you certification.  Students who have adequately finished the phlebotomy class may choose to become certified by taking an exam.  Certification may be obtained by exam from the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians or the National Healthcareer Association.  If you choose to take a certification exam after completing the course, it will be your responsibility to schedule and pay for the exam you choose.  If you have a prospective employer, you should contact them and inquire which certification they prefer.  Employment is available in hospitals, clinics, and health care provider offices.

Use the course search to see if HLTH 118 is offered for a particular semester.

The following estimated costs are for in-district students (out of district and out of state residents will be charged a higher rate; contact Enrollment Services if you have questions about residency 252-5400 ext. 4120)

  • Tuition = $273.00
  • Activity / Technology Fee = $12.00
  • Course Fee = $60.00
  • Total (Tuition and Fees only) = $345.00

Check with the bookstore to obtain the cost of the book.  An estimated cost is $70.00.  Call 618-252-5400 ext. 2530, email bookstore@sic.edu, or visit their website:  www.sicbookstore.com

Course Description:  (HLTH 118 Introduction to Phlebotomy)  Prepares the student in the techniques of phlebotomy (blood collecting), selection and care of equipment, and maintenance of safety standards in health care facilities.  (3 credit, 2.5 lecture, 1 lab)