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Dr. Cynthia Funnye Doby
Faculty/Program Director

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Phlebotomists are the direct link between the patient and the laboratory. The laboratory technologist relies on the phlebotomist’s integrity and accuracy in procuring the proper specimens. Accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition requires quality work. Phlebotomy is an entry-level position in the health care industry. Phlebotomists can further their education and become laboratory technicians or technologists.                    

Person’s seeking entry-level position as phlebotomists in hospitals, medical centers, home health care centers, clinics and other healthcare delivery institutions can enroll in the Phlebotomy Program at Malcolm X College. Phlebotomists are much needed healthcare professionals in the United States. The phlebotomist is responsible for procuring blood specimens from patients in various settings and transporting the specimens to the laboratory. The necessity for quality specimen collection and specimen preparation before testing is paramount to producing quality results for the most accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients. The phlebotomist is expected to be proficient in venous and skin punctures. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level phlebotomist. The program is offered on-campus in the format of an accelerated program with students completing in one semester. The Phlebotomy program is Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and National Phlebotomy Association Inc. (NPA) approved. Graduates are eligible to sit for a national certification exams however being awarded an MXC Phlebotomy certificate is not contingent upon passing the phlebotomy certification exam. Those graduates that choose to become certified most often take the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) exam, National Healthcare Association (NHA), or American Medical Technologist (AMT).                  

Program Mission

The mission of the Phlebotomy Program is to graduate competent and ethical phlebotomists with the knowledge and the skills for career entry in the laboratory profession. It is also the department’s mission to support the MXC mission by offering quality phlebotomy courses designed to prepare students to demonstrate the skills and behaviors compatible with those of professional phlebotomists.                        

Admission Requirements   

Applicants are eligible to apply online after the following is completed:
  • Placement test results or ACT/SAT scores place student at the level of English 100 and Reading 125
  • If the applicant has completed English 101 or higher at City Colleges of Chicago or a college outside the City Colleges of Chicago, the applicant has earned a grade of “C” or higher to be eligible
  • Submit official college transcripts from all accredited colleges attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago. 
The Fall 2018 Phlebotomy online application has closed. 

The Spring 2019 application will open in the Fall 2018 semester.

After it is confirmed the applicant is qualified, the applicant will receive a Phlebotomy Admissions Packet. The applicant will submit the completed packet in a large envelope that will include the following:    
  • Medical Compliance Forms 
  • Copy of Immunizations and Lab Results 
  • Completion of Background Check using CastleBranch 

Phlebotomy - Certification

The Phlebotomy Program prepares students to become Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). Certification is granted by the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) upon successful completion of the Basic Certificate Program at Malcolm X College. The program uses the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) Inc. Curriculum Guide.                        

Program Approval/Accreditation:
National Phlebotomy Association                        
1901 Brightseat Rd.             
Landover, MD 20785                        
Phone: (301)386-4200                        
Fax: (301) 386-4203                        





Faculty & Staff

Name Phone Email Office
Dr  Cynthia Funnye Doby - Faculty/Program Director​ (312) 850- 7375 cdoby@ccc edu 2301B
Indrajet Mody - Adjunct Instructor​   imody@ccc edu  
Susan Rohde - Adjunct Instructor   srohde1@ccc edu  
​Janelle Bell - Adjunct Instructor   jbell35@ccc edu  

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