Phlebotomy Technician

Certificate - 16 credits

About this program
The Phlebotomy Technician program provides students with the training necessary for employment and advancement in the health care field. Upon satisfactory completion of the classroom training at the college, each student is assigned to an affiliating clinical site for five weeks of daytime phlebotomy clinical experience. During this period, the student performs phlebotomy and other related procedures under the direct supervision of a medical laboratory technician or technologist. Graduates of the one-semester Phlebotomy Technician program are eligible to take the Board of Certification examination of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Program outcomes
  1. Collect and process biological specimens for analysis using established procedures, including patient identification.
  2. Perform point of care testing according to laboratory policies and procedures, including troubleshooting unexpected results and instrument malfunction.
  3. Practice safety and infection control at all times in the collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis.
  4. Maintain accurate records for quality assurance and quality control.
  5. Communicate professionally and maintain ethical standards with patients and other health care professionals.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
13 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in special requirements
16 Total

Certificate - 16 Credits

Required Courses:

Course Credits
BIOL2260 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL2261 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
MLT1109 - Phlebotomy Skills Lecture 1
MLT1112 - Clinical Phlebotomy 3
MLT1116 - Basic Lab Techniques Lecture 1
MLT1117 - Basic Lab Techniques Lab 1
MLT1119 - Phlebotomy Skills Lab 1
MLT2350 - Professional Issues in Medical Laboratory Technology 2

Additional Requirements:

3 3 Credits - Goal Area#1 - Communication