Certificate - 9 credits
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
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- 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, Medical Assistant, Radiologic Technologist, Practical Nurse, or Associate Degree Nursing
- This program may be completed with 9 creditsif pre-program requirements are met.
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.
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View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.Tuition and Fees
Skills & 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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