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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 Assistant and Medical Laboratory Technician students.

View Catalog or Request Info Phlebotomy Policy Manual

Phlebotomy is offered every 8 weeks.


  • June 5, 2023

For information on how to register, submit this form and an advisor will contact you shortly.

Program Features

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.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Collect and process blood samples
  • Identify variables that affect test accuracy
  • Perform simple Point of Care Testing
  • Interact as a professional with other health care personnel and patients

Career Information

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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.”

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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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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

9 Credits

The phlebotomy certificate may be completed with 9 credits if pre-program requirements are met.
See the Program Guide for details.

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