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Dr. Cynthia Funnye Doby
Faculty/Program Director
Topic: Phlebotomy Open House Spring 2021 
Time: April 27, 2021, 10:00 am Central Time (US and Canada)                   
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To Apply to Program: ​

  • Complete program prerequisite courses.   
  • Submit official college transcripts.
    "Non-CCC official transcripts required only".  Only transcripts from outside institutions are required.    
  • Calculate admissions cumulative GPA.  
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal [] 

To Learn More About Program and Admissions:   


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:                              

  • CCC English Placement (CCC RTW) score of 3 or above 
  • Prerequisites: English 96 eligibility
  • SAT score of 480 or above 
  • ACT score of 21 or above 
  • 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

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 to The Heart [Room 1407] at Malcolm X College 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                                                              

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Landover, MD 20785                                                              

Phone: (301)386-4200                                                              

Fax: (301) 386-4203                                                              




Submitting Application within Student Portal ( )

  • Under “My Academic Plan” 
  • Within “Academic Planning” 
  • Click “Selective Application”

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Clinical Affiliates

The following clinical affiliates are currently associated with the Phlebotomy Program. However, this listing does not provide the guarantee that each will be available to you for your clinical experience. Some facilities listed provide only outpatient experiences, some provide only in-patient but some provide both.  
List of Clinical Affiliates:  
ACL-Good Samaritan Hospital 
3815 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515 
ACL-Illinois Masonic Medical Center 
836 W. Wellington, Chicago, IL 60657 
Community First Medical Center 
5645 W. Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60634 
Cook County Health System 
1969 Ogden, Ave., Chicago, IL 60612 
Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center 
820 S. Damen, Chicago, IL 60612 
Loretto Hospital
645 S. Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644 
Mt. Sinai Hospital 
1500 S. Fairfield, Chicago, IL 60608 
Near North Health Services Corporation 
1276 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60610
Alverno-Presence St. Joseph
2900 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60622 
Alverno-Presence St. Mary & Elizabeth
2233 West Division, Chicago, IL 60657 
Alverno-RMC PSC
7447 West Talcott Avenue, Suite 351, Chicago, IL 60631 
Alverno-St Elizabeth PSC
1431 North Western Avenue, Suite 137, Chicago, IL 60622 
Alverno-Oldtown PSC
711 West North Avenue, Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60610 
Provident Hospital of Cook County 
500 E. 51st Street, Chicago, IL 60615 
Quest Diagnostics- Locations 
Parkway Plaza-4126 N. Milwaukee 
Western-1431 N. Western Ave 
Rush University 
1725 S. Harrison St., Suite 439, Chicago, IL 60612 
St. Anthony Hospital 
2975 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL 60623 
ACL-Illinois Masonic Medical Center 
836 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, Il 60657 
ACL-South Suburban Hospital 
17800 Kedzie Ave, Hazel Crest, IL 60429
ACL-Trinity Hospital 
2320 E. 93rd St., Chicago, IL 60617 



Faculty & Staff

Name Phone​ Email Office
Dr  Cynthia Funnye Doby - Faculty/Program Director (312) 850- 7375 2103B
Janelle Bell - Adjunct Instructor  
Indrajet Mody - Adjunct Instructor  
Susan Rohde - Adjunct Instructor  
Norma Romanowski - Laboratory Coordinator  

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