Phlebotomists are the direct link between the patient and the laboratory. The laboratory technologist relies on the phlebotomist’s integrity and accuracy in procuring the proper specimens. Accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition requires quality work. Phlebotomy is an entry-level position in the health care industry. Phlebotomists can further their education and become laboratory technicians or technologists.
Person’s seeking entry-level position as phlebotomists in hospitals, medical centers, home health care centers, clinics and other healthcare delivery institutions can enroll in the Phlebotomy Program at Malcolm X College. Phlebotomists are much needed healthcare professionals in the United States. The phlebotomist is responsible for procuring blood specimens from patients in various settings and transporting the specimens to the laboratory. The necessity for quality specimen collection and specimen preparation before testing is paramount to producing quality results for the most accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients. The phlebotomist is expected to be proficient in venous and skin punctures. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level phlebotomist. The program is offered on-campus in the format of an accelerated program with students completing in one semester. The Phlebotomy program is Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and National Phlebotomy Association Inc. (NPA) approved. Graduates are eligible to sit for a national certification exams however being awarded an MXC Phlebotomy certificate is not contingent upon passing the phlebotomy certification exam. Those graduates that choose to become certified most often take the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) exam, National Healthcare Association (NHA), or American Medical Technologist (AMT).
The mission of the Phlebotomy Program is to graduate competent and ethical phlebotomists with the knowledge and the skills for career entry in the laboratory profession. It is also the department’s mission to support the MXC mission by offering quality phlebotomy courses designed to prepare students to demonstrate the skills and behaviors compatible with those of professional phlebotomists.
To be accepted to the program the student must have either taken English 100 or above and pass with a C grade or take the college entrance exam and score above in English (98- 100) and Reading (99 - 125).
Phlebotomy - Certification
The Phlebotomy Program prepares students to become Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). Certification is granted by the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) upon successful completion of the Basic Certificate Program at Malcolm X College. The program uses the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) Inc. Curriculum Guide.
National Phlebotomy Association
1901 Brightseat Rd.
Landover, MD 20785
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