Phlebotomy Technician

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M State's 16-credit certificate program in Phlebotomy trains phlebotomy technicians to draw blood from patients for various laboratory tests and procedures needed as part of patient diagnosis and treatment.

The program, offered on our Fergus Falls campus, provides training in bedside testing and in computer and communication skills. Students learn the skills needed for employment in an outpatient clinic or hospital setting. The one-semester program includes a five-week clinical experience in an affiliate health care facility.

Students in the program must have current immunizations and undergo a criminal background check.

Graduates are prepared for the phlebotomy Board of Certification exam.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Proper collection and processing of biologicalspecimens for analysis
  • Point of care (bedside) testing according to laboratory policies and procedures, including troubleshooting unexpected results and instrument malfunction
  • Safety and infection control standards in the collection and processing of biological specimens
  • Maintenance of accurate records for quality assurance and quality control
  • Ethical standards and professional communication with health care professionals, patients and the public


Why M State

  • An exceptional education value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized, hands-on instruction


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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
Locations: Fergus Falls

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Meet the faculty

Teresa Beske

MLT/Phlebotomy Faculty
Fergus Falls
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Required Phlebotomy courses

  • Medical Terminology
  • Prin/Proc Phlebotomy
  • Clinical Phlebotomy

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 10:16am