Phlebotomy, Basic Certificate


Malcolm X

Program Code: 0219

Program Requirements

Required Work-Based Learning Courses
BIOLOGY 120Terminology For Medical Careers3
PHLEB 109Phlebotomy Practicum and Seminar I5
PHLEB 209Phlebotomy Practicum and Seminar II8
Total Hours16


This is an example course sequence for students interested in Phlebotomy. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Phlebotomy. The Basic Certificate program in Phlebotomy leads to certification through the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), and the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT).

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
BIOLOGY 120 Terminology For Medical Careers 3
PHLEB 109 Phlebotomy Practicum and Seminar I 5
PHLEB 209 Phlebotomy Practicum and Seminar II 8
 Total Hours16

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit a complete application to the Phlebotomy program
  • Provide an official high school transcript or GED certificate showing date of graduation or completion
  • Prerequisites: ENGLISH 96 Aligned Reading and Composition eligibility

Students that meet all of the minimum admission requirements listed above will be considered by the program director for admission into the Phlebotomy program. Please note that admission is highly competitive and that not all students who meet these minimum requirements will be admitted. Students are advised to carefully prepare their application, giving special attention to content and format. Applications for the program are accepted March through May for Fall semester and September through December for Spring semester. The program is offered every Fall and Spring semester. For more information on the Phlebotomy program, call (312) 850-7375.

For information on the application and admissions process, visit the program webpage.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.


Job Description

Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$34,166
Median 50th Percentile$41,447
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$52,961

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$16
Median 50th Percentile$20
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$25

Annual Job Openings

287 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less31.82%
A certificate45.45%
Some college13.64%
An Associate degree4.55%
A Bachelor's degree4.55%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

4.55% continue their education beyond an associate degree