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Program Mission and Goals

The Phlebotomy Certificate Program offered by the College of Lake County prepares students for employment at entry level positions as professional phlebotomists in health care settings, and for taking their places as responsible, productive members of their communities.

The program's direction and methods are guided by community needs and CLC's resources. Consistent with this philosophy, the following program/student goals have been established for the Phlebotomy Certificate Program.

The program is open to all whom:

  • Are academically and technically capable of profiting from the curriculum.
  • Meet the essential requirements developed in compliance with American with Disabilities Act (pL101-336), and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical laboratory Sciences (NAACLS 5600 N. River Road Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018; Phone: 847-939-3597).
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors, cognitive and technical abilities in the field.
  • Meet the expectations of area employers.

Program Goals and Objectives:

1. Provide the community with entry level phlebotomists by:

  • Maintaining State, Federal and professional accreditation status by meeting or exceeding specified requirements.
  • Providing a framework of education that reflects the mission and goals of CLC.
  • Providing a well-rounded curriculum by continually recognizing the current needs of the community in the design of the curriculum.
  • Offering educational activities by using all possible educational resources and expertise.
  • Keeping instruction in phlebotomy up-to-date by continually participating in continuing education and by continually incorporating the latest educational and technological innovations.

2. Assist students in developing professional attitudes and ethics (which are expected of phlebotomists) by helping students to:

  • Develop positive attitudes, assurance and confidence in performing laboratory tasks.
  • Recognize their role in the health care system and function as effective team members.
  • Enhance their interpersonal skills to:
    • Act responsibly and professionally by respecting others.
    • Develop rapport and cooperation by communicating and interacting with others.
    • Recognize and accept responsibility as productive members of our society.

3. Prepare students for professional mobility consistent with recognized standards of medical and professional ethics by:

  • Assisting students to develop strategies to enhance their critical thinking abilities, to take charge of their own learning and to learn the merits of continuing professional development.
  • Promoting satisfactory completion of transferable general education and science courses.
  • Providing a climate conducive to stimulating interest in PBT education and participating in professional organizations and encouraging awareness in changing trends in medical laboratory technology.
  • Promoting successful participation in national professional certification processes and examinations.
  • Exploring and developing articulation with other institutions.