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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
Beginning the Spring 2015 semester in order to register for PHB-110 students must take the COMPASS test for reading and attain an appropriate score on the placement test. If students do not attain an appropriate reading score, students must take RDG-091 and attain a grade of “C” or better in order to enroll in PHB-110.

Upon successful completion of COMPASS testing for reading, 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 before midterm, students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation to clinical placement. Scheduling details will be provided by the Internship Coordinator and distributed by PHB 110 instructors. Requirements to advance to PHB111 and PHB 112 include:

  • Successful completion of PHB110 (77% Lecture, 77% Lab and overall course grade of “C”).
  • CPR for healthcare Provider training (American Heart Association). Moraine Valley offer this course each semester: AH8-039.
  • Moraine Valley
     HIPAA Training (schedules will be announced in PHB110).
  • Official high school transcript showing date of graduation or GED certificate must be submitted to the Internship Coordinator prior to program completion.
  • Criminal Background Check showing a “CLEAR” record, i.e. no evidence of a felony or a misdemeanor; this is completed through Moraine Valley
  • Physical examination by physician including a 10-panel drug screen, immunizations, titers and TB testing.
  • Minimal health insurance
  • Students are responsible for transportation to/from clinical sites.
  • Uniform scrubs are required while at the clinical affiliate site.
  • Students may complete the program in any two consecutive semesters. Students may opt to complete their clinical internship at any time with one year of completing PHB100.

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.