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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 11
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The M State Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students to properly perform phlebotomy (venipuncture and capillary blood) collection and processing in a professional manner. This program also trains students to become proficient and multi-skilled in point-of-care (bedside) testing, computer and communication skills. Nurse assistant home health aide training enhances the student's knowledge of patient care and increases his/her marketability in the health care field. Phlebotomy Technicians are employed by hospital and clinic labs, insurance companies, donor blood facilities, and home health care. The program is completed in one semester (fall) and includes a three-week (120-hour) clinical experience under supervision in an affiliate hospital/clinic laboratory. Students must attain a 2.0 GPA or better and a grade of C or better is required in MLT1110 Principles and Procedures of Phlebotomy and MLT1112 Clinical Phlebotomy. Upon completion of the program, graduates may elect to complete the national certification exam for Phlebotomy Technicians. Individuals entering the program must complete a background check required by the Minnesota Human Services Licensing division. Individual who do not receive a clear background check may participate in the program, but may not be allowed to participate in clinical and/or field experience courses. Phlebotomy Technician Application Procedure: Interested applicants should have a high school or GED diploma and apply to the M State student services office. For additional information, contact the program director at 218.736.1594 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 218.736.1594

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls 56537

Labor Market Information

  • Phlebotomists

  • Median wage: $16.81/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529