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Phlebotomy – Certificate




The phlebotomy certificate is a one-semester program that prepares students for a career as a phlebotomist in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, physician offices, surgical centers, and independent laboratories. A phlebotomist is trained to perform venipunctures and is trained to prepare specimens for diagnostic laboratory testing as ordered by a physician. The phlebotomy program includes the phlebotomy role in healthcare; medical terminology; venipuncture; dermal punctures; special blood collection procedures; OSHA and safety procedures involving bloodborne pathogens; basic pre-analytical and post-analytical laboratory procedures; point of care testing and general laboratory operating procedures. Course objectives and competency are accomplished through formal coursework, laboratory practice, and a clinical practicum. In the fall and spring semesters, PHB 101 is taught as a hybrid with online lectures and face-to-face laboratory hours. The clinical practicum PHB 102 is a 12-week course consisting of 16 hours a week during normal daytime business hours. Students must obtain 100 successful unaided venipunctures during the clinical practicum. The phlebotomy certificate may be completed in one semester. Upon completion of the phlebotomy certificate students are eligibility to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) PBT Board of Registry Examination or equivalent. All courses within the phlebotomy certificate must be completed with a “C” or better.

What You Can Do


  • Phlebotomist

Earning Potential

Example: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, at Phlebotomists : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

PHB 2023

ORI 100College 1011
ALH 101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation1
ALH 217Medical Terminology3
MLT 120Intro to Clinical Laboratory3
PHB 101Phlebotomy Didactic2
PHB 102Phlebotomy Practicum6

Total Hours for Degree16

The Phlebotomy Certificate is a minimum of 16 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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John A Logan College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. For more information on programs with specialized accreditations please visit Programs with Specialized Accreditations – John A. Logan College (

John A Logan offers a seamless transfer to the next step in your educational journey for many of our programs. Our academic programs prepare you for what you will need to transfer to a four-year college or university. When you have selected the college where you would like to transfer, it is important to review their specific admission and course requirements. John A Logan College has many articulation agreements with various colleges.

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  1. Apply knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, and familiarity with clinical laboratory services.
  2. Demonstrate safe and effective technical skills relative to the phlebotomy technician scope of practice.
  3. Demonstrate excellent communication and public relations skills.

Medical Laboratory Technology/Phlebotomy Faculty Contact

Michelle Lampley

Michelle Lampley, MHA, MLS (ASCP)


Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext.