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Learn an in-demand health-care skill

Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood samples from people of all ages for medical tests and blood donations. The Phlebotomy program at Harper College trains students in the techniques, procedures, and safety precautions for drawing blood. Students will develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures during on campus training followed by a clinical practicum during which students spend eight hours a day, five days a week for three weeks (120 hours) at a clinical site during the daytime shift.

This 8-credit-hour certificate prepares students for immediate entry into a career as a phlebotomist at a hospital, commercial laboratory, clinic, blood bank or other health care setting.

The Phlebotomy Certificate program is offered at both Harper's main campus in Palatine as well as the Learning and Career Center (LCC) in Prospect Heights, Illinois.

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Program Accreditation

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
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Explore Phlebotomy Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Phlebotomy certificate program. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Phlebotomy Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your phlebotomy education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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Last Updated: 4/8/24