Degrees & Certificates

Phlebotomy Technician

Certificate of Achievement


Phlebotomists are a vital part of a health service team. These clinical lab technicians lead the way with diagnostic testing and other blood-related studies. 

It’s a specialized field with positive job outlook as well as good exposure to many other medical specialties.

Students at Waubonsee can obtain their phlebotomy certificate and start a rewarding career in as little as one semester. Plus, students may be eligible for financial support through the PATH grant.

The Phlebotomy Technician Program has special registration and course requirements. Read the student handbook (PDF) and contact the Health Professions and Public Service Office for more information: (630) 870-3900 or

Studying Phlebotomy at Waubonsee

At only 6 credit hours, Waubonsee’s Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program is a quick way to advance in the health care field. Classes are taught by knowledgeable faculty in our state-of-the-art facilities and prepare students for lab technology careers with a combination of practical classroom studies and 100 hours of hands-on clinical externships.

Graduates who meet certain requirements will be eligible to take the national certification exam from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

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The Phlebotomy Technician Program has special registration requirements.

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Costs and Payments


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Working in Phlebotomy 

Analysis of a patient’s blood reveals an vast, overwhelming amount of medical information to doctors and other health professionals. Skilled phlebotomists make the analytical and diagnostic process possible—and successful—by properly collecting, transporting, handling and processing specimens. Their work is done in hospitals, health centers, labs and transfusion centers. And because they are exposed to a wide variety of medical information, phlebotomy is often the first step in a career that extends into other medical specialties.

Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Phlebotomy? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.



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Student Achievement Data

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Professional licensure and certification requirements

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. At this time, Waubonsee Community College cannot confirm if programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Illinois. Please consult the Licensure Requirements by State and Program table for a full list of states.