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Certificate - 9 credits
Delivery Method: On-Campus


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.

View Catalog or Phlebotomy Policy Manual

Career Information

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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.

Program Features

Become a Phlebotomy Student

  1. Apply to LSC. No separate application is necessary for the phlebotomy program.
  2. Review the Program Guide and ensure you register for the courses in the correct sequence. MEDA1410 must be taken concurrently with MLTN1574, or completed prior to MLTN1574.

Plan Your Education

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

Phlebotomy courses must be taken in order.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor for more information.

Student Planner

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

Career Laddering in the Medical Laboratory

Skills & Knowledge

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

Phlebotomy is offered every 8 weeks.


  • June 3, 2024

“Earning my CNA and phlebotomy certifications at LSC were the first steps on my medical career path to becoming a surgical technologist.”

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Emily Klick
Emily KlickAlum, Phlebotomy Certificate and Surgical Technology AAS
“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.”

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Bianca Nissen - Phlebotomy Student
Bianca NissenStudent, Phlebotomy Certificate and Medical Laboratory Technician AAS

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