More and more health care providers recognize how important a phlebotomist’s knowledge and skills are to patient satisfaction. A skilled phlebotomist can collect quality blood samples with minimal pain. And quality blood samples can impact the quality of test results. The phlebotomy certificate program at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN aims to prepare you to be a phlebotomist and an integral part of the healthcare system.

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Program Features

Skills & Knowledge

  • Collect and process blood samples
  • Identify variables that affect test accuracy

Plan Your Education

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

Program Guide

“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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Phlebotomy student draws patients blood
Emily KlickStudent, phlebotomy and surgical technology
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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.

Tuition & Fees

16 Credits

The phlebotomy certificate may be completed with 16 credits if pre-program requirements are met.
See the Program Guide for details.

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Potential Career Opportunities

  • Phlebotomy services technician
  • Patient service technician
  • Medical lab assistant
  • Phlebotomy technician
  • Venipuncturist

Duluth Median Wage


Minnesota Median Wage


US Median Wage


Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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