Join the fast-paced world of the Health Care field through MCTC’s Phlebotomy Certificate Program. With hands-on training from experienced faculty, you will experience a combination of MCTC’s Healthcare Core Curriculum, medical terminology and biology that prepares you for employment as a phlebotomist, a valued profession in the soaring health care industry.
Program start and location
You may enter this program in the Fall Semester. Courses are held on MCTC’s downtown Minneapolis campus.
Degree options and requirements
Phlebotomy Certificate—16 credits
The Phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, 1-773-714-8880.
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What you will learn
- In these courses, you will learn the role and functions of the phlebotomist and have the opportunity to learn the comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.
- You will become familiar to all aspects related to the blood collection process.
- Lectures include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, communication skills and professionalism.
Points of pride
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- MCTC’s fully accredited Phlebotomy program is recognized and respected by hospitals, clinics and blood donation centers throughout the Midwest.
- At MCTC, you’ll get individual attention and learn from experienced faculty.
- You’ll gain confidence in your skills with many hands-on opportunities to practice patient care, lab procedures and safety and blood-drawing techniques.
Where you could work
- Medical clinics
- Blood donation centers
- Insurance agencies
Potential job titles
- Medical technician
- Medical laboratory assistant
Each year, more people depend on the skills of phlebotomists as part of the diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases and genetic conditions, for blood donation and more. As with many other clinical laboratory technologist and technician careers, demand for certified phlebotomists is likely to continue as more blood-based tests are developed and the capabilities of diagnostic testing are advanced. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the field will grow by 14 percent between now and 2018.
This program is part of the Academy of Nursing, Counseling and Allied Healthcare. Click here for more information.
Articulation Agreements, Common Course Outlines and Gainful Employment Information
Please contact the program dean for information about articulation agreements.
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