Phlebotomy technicians serve an integral role as members of the health care team. Phlebotomy is an entry level position in healthcare. Trained to collect blood specimens from patients, phlebotomy technicians are skilled professionals who assist physicians in diagnosis and treatment of disease by ensuring high quality of the specimen they provide for laboratory analysis. They practice safety to protect themselves and the patients they serve. Additionally, because phlebotomy involves significant direct patient contact, these laboratory professionals become the face of the laboratory and must adhere to standards of professional behavior and appearance.
Qualifications include an ability to work accurately under pressure, and to communicate effectively. Phlebotomy technicians like challenge and responsibility and are committed to providing high quality care to patients.
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program is a combination of classroom, laboratory and
applied experiences that will provide students with training needed for
employment in phlebotomy careers. Following the on-campus phlebotomy coursework, students are assigned to a clinical affiliate for the clinical experience. This required portion of the curriculum provides an opportunity for demonstration of technical and affective skill competency. Students spend 100 hours at the affiliate where they must perform a minimum of 100 successful blood collection procedures, under the supervision of affiliate staff. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age.
Program Delivery Methods
Traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN and offsite clinical training at various Metro locations.