Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technicians, or Phlebotomists, are skilled healthcare professionals who collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work. The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $34,710 in May 2018.

Class Overview

The Kishwaukee College-Phlebotomy Technician is a non-credit program that consists of 60 hours of classroom instruction and a 100-hour hands-on externship in a healthcare facility. The purpose of the course is to provide training in the professional skills required to function as a Phlebotomy Technician and to prepare students to pass the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) – Phlebotomy Technician certification exam.

Due to the inherent requirements of the profession, the following minimum abilities are expected of each student: high school diploma or equivalent with at least a 10th grade Math and English (speaking and reading) level; psychomotor skills (eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity) and visual acuity (normal or corrected) sufficient for safe and successful practice of Phlebotomist duties. 

Externship Overview

Externships are coordinated by Kishwaukee College-Community Education. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from their externships site, which will be located within a 50-mile radius of Kishwaukee College. Drug testing, criminal background check, immunizations and health insurance are required for externship placement.

Payment Plan

The cost of the class is $2,045. This cost includes textbooks and supplies. Federal and State financial aid are not available to offset the cost of the Phlebotomy Technician program. A payment plan is available.


INFORMATION SESSIONS have been canceled due to guidance regarding the COVID 19 epidemic. Anyone who is interested in a program and would like additional information and the opportunity to ask questions before registering for the program, please email Melissa Gallagher at


A mandatory Orientation Session will be held on May 19, 2020, 7:00pm-8:00pm in Room C2214 for students who are registered for the Summer 2020 session.

Dates Days Time Cost Location Course Code
Summer 2020          
May 26 - September 3, 2020 M,T,TH 6:00pm - 8:30pm $2,045 Kishwaukee College ce 085 1001
Fall 2020          
September 1 - December 14, 2020 M,T,TH 9:00am - 12:00pm $2,045 Kishwaukee College ce 085 3001

Ways to Register

Summer 2020 Phlebotomy Technician program Information Sheet

Contact Information

For general inquiries or questions, please email or call Melissa Gallagher at 815-825-9466.

Students must be at least 18 years of age to register for the Phlebotomy Technician program.