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  • Certificate
  • 9 credits
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Phlebotomy at LSC?

The Lake Superior College Phlebotomy program is a short but intense course of study that prepares students to obtain blood specimens by venipuncture and skin puncture as well as how to facilitate collection/transport of other clinical specimens. Program courses include medical terminology, basic laboratory techniques, specimen collection skills and an internship. All program courses will be completed in two back-to-back 8-week sessions.

Healthcare practitioners recognize how important skilled and empathetic phlebotomists are to patient satisfaction and that high-quality laboratory results depend on high-quality blood samples. Students attending LSC’s Phlebotomy program will practice patient contact skills and proper blood collection procedures according to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines.

Phlebotomists are an integral part of healthcare and the laboratory team. They collect samples which accurately reflect the true health status of patients. Nursing and Radiologic Technologist students may choose to complete Phlebotomy. Phlebotomy is required for Medical Laboratory Technician students.

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    Alum, Professional Nursing
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    I have been fortunate at St. Luke’s to have so many opportunities to improve my knowledge base. My co-workers put care and dedication into each and every sample that passes through the lab. They work as a team to continually improve and communicate effectively Emily Behnke
    Alum, Medical Laboratory Technician
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Phlebotomy
    The faculty and staff are great. They go above and beyond to ensure you are where you need to be and help you to meet your goals. Bianca Nissen
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    Earning my CNA and phlebotomy certifications at LSC were the first steps on my medical career path to becoming a surgical technologist Emily Klick
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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Health Science right for you?

Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.

Plan Your Education

The Phlebotomy Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Phlebotomy is offered every 8 weeks. Next term starts on August 26, 2024

Program Features

  • Completion of certificate in as few as 16 weeks with 9 credits
  • Placement on clinical internship in as a few as 8 weeks into the program
  • Phlebotomy is an excellent starting point for many Allied Health and Nursing fields including Medical laboratory Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiologic Technologist, Practical Nurse, or Associate Degree Nursing
  • This program may be completed with 9 credits if pre-program requirements are met.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Collect blood samples
  • Identify variables that affect test accuracy.
  • Interact as a professional with other health care personnel and patients
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