Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Medical Laboratory Technician

Work behind the scenes in medical settings.


Phlebotomy - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified


All courses are available fall and spring semester and certificate can be completed in one semester. Note: This program is not financial aid eligible.

College Communications
This course will provide an opportunity to sharpen communication skills, both written and oral, through writing papers and giving presentations. Principles common to both forms of verbal communication--such as focus, support, and organization--will be covered, as will features more particular to writing (e.g. paragraph and essay unity) and to speaking (e.g. speech delivery skills). This is a diploma-level course which does not transfer to two or four-year programs. (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
5 crs
Introduction to Laboratory Sciences
This course introduces students to the Clinical Laboratory and the role of the Phlebotomist, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Medical Laboratory Scientist. Students will learn about educational requirements, employment opportunities, certification, licensure, regulation and professional and patient code of ethics. Topics include medical terminology, laboratory safety, standard precautions, quality assurance, laboratory math and basic laboratory skills. Students will perform simple laboratory tests. (Prerequisites: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
This course provides instruction in blood collection procedures and techniques. Students will learn about terminology, safety, customer service, the circulatory system, equipment, and specimen transport/processing. Students will perform routine venipunctures, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures in the classroom and in a clinical setting. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
4 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 9

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$1,751
Minimum Tool Cost:$50
Estimated Total:$2,001


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