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Phlebotomy—Admission Requirements

Moraine Valley Community College is a comprehensive, full-service community college with an open door admission policy for high school graduates or others qualified to enter. Admission is available to individuals 18 years or older who are high school graduates or GED recipients and capable of benefiting from college-level instruction; in order to participate in the clinical experience the PHB student must be at least 18 years old.

Criminal Background Checks
In order to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation agreements, students are asked to complete a criminal background check. Students who have an arrest or conviction on their record should consult an attorney regarding expungement procedures. A “clear’ criminal background result is required in most cases. Application forms for criminal background checks may be obtained through the Career Programs Subdivision Office, B150, and fees paid to the Cashier's Office. For information on criminal background application procedures, please contact the Career Programs Office at (708) 974-5708. Deadline dates for completion of criminal background checks will be announced by Program Coordinators.

MRT-110 – Medical Terminology
There are no prerequisites to PHB-110. However, students are strongly encouraged to take MRT 110 – medical terminology before enrolling in PHB 110.

PHB-110 Principles and Practice of Phlebotomy
Students are admitted to the Moraine Valley Community College Phlebotomy Program through open registration-there are no prerequisites or applications required. Students may secure a seat in one of the sections of PHB-110 by registering over the phone, online registration or by registering in person. The phone number for registration is (708) 974-2110 (TTY 711).

PHB-111 Phlebotomy Clinical Practice Seminar
Prerequisite: PHB-110; Corequisite: PHB-112

PHB-112 Phlebotomy Clinical Practice
Prerequisite: PHB-110; Corequisite: PHB-111 The liability fee associated with PHB-112 is included with the tuition fees.

The following requirements must be met before enrolling in PHB-111 and PHB-112:

While enrolled in PHB 110 and shortly after midterm, students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation to clinical placement session. Scheduling details will be provided by the Internship Coordinator and distributed by PHB 110 instructors.Successful completion of PHB-110CPR for Healthcare Provider training is required prior to clinical assignment (second semester). Moraine Valley course providing this training: AH8-039.Moraine Valley HIPAA Training Session (schedules will be announced in PHB-110)Official high school transcript showing date of graduation or GED certificate must be submitted to the coordinator prior to completion of the program.Criminal Background Check showing a clear record, i.e. no evidence of a felony or a misdemeanor.A physical examination by your physician is required prior to beginning your clinical assignment (PHB-112 - second semester), including a 10-panel drug screens, immunizations, titers and TB testing.Minimal health insurance coverageStudents are responsible for transportation to and from clinical sites.Uniform scrubs are required while at a clinical affiliate site.The student may complete the program in any two consecutive semesters. Students may opt to complete their clinical rotation at any time within one year of completing PHB-110.

How do I obtain an evaluation of my foreign transcript?
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated to determine if your education is the equivalent of an American high school diploma.

First, call the Moraine Valley Community College International Student Affairs Department at (708) 974-5334 and request an appointment to have your foreign transcripts evaluated. Sometimes this department can assist with this and sometimes they cannot, depending on volume. Information is available at the International Student Affairs Department.

If the International Student Affairs Department cannot assist you, then please contact one of the agencies included on the ASCP Board of Registry approved list of evaluation agencies (page 29).

Agencies used previously and satisfactorily by Moraine Valley Phlebotomy students included on the list are referenced below:

Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400
(414) 289-3411 FAX

World Education Services, Inc.
Midwest Office
P.O. Box 11623
Chicago, IL 60611-0623
(312) 222-0882
(312) 222-1217 FAX

The evaluation process may be lengthy, so please begin as soon as possible. Students are allowed to select a clinical site with a pending foreign transcript evaluation, but will not be allowed to graduate until the process is completed.