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Program of Study: Phlebotomy Technician

Academic Division: Biological & Health Sciences

Phlebotomy Students in Class


Effective Fall 2011, students MUST have attended a Phlebotomy Information Session in order to be able to register for PBT 110 and PBT 115. Please see the Information Session calendar for dates and times.

About the Program

CLC's Phlebotomy Certificate Program prepares students with entry level competencies as phlebotomists for employment in hospitals, clinics, blood donor centers, and other health care settings. Students will develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures, specimen collection and processing.

The program courses and activities are designed to teach the necessary technical skills and help students enhance their critical thinking abilities and interpersonal skills during:

  • 96 hours of theory and laboratory practice at the CLC's well-equipped labs on campus with lectures, CD and DVD tutorials, the Web, practice arms, and real arms (students work on each other).
  • A clinical practicum during which students spend eight hours a day, five days a week, for three weeks at clinical sites (hospitals or physician's office labs) for real, hands-on experience, as full-time student-trainees, under the supervision of professional Medical Technologists and/or Phlebotomists.


The program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119.
Phone: (773) 714-8880
Web site:

Career Program Certificate


Course Credit
Lect. Hours
per week
Lab Hours
per week
No. of
PBT 110 2 4 8 4 48
PBT 115 2 4 8 4 48
PBT 116 2   40 3 120
Total 6       224

*NOTE: Effective August 2010, the phlebotomy course prefixes have changed from MLT to PBT.

CLC's PBT Certificate Program can be completed in 11 weeks of diligent work (the fast-track). CLC awards a certificate upon successful completion of the program, and graduates of this program are eligible to sit for testing by nationally recognized certifying agencies.

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