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