Phlebotomy Technician

  • Duration: 140 hours

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This course provides students with 40 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of clinical practice in phlebotomy techniques. Topics include equipment and procedures for blood collection by venipuncture and capillary punctures. Students will learn basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, specimen handling, clinical relevance of laboratory tests, safety, liability, and professional ethics. Graduates are eligible to take the national Phlebotomy Technician examination from the ASCP.

Course Location:
Anoka Technical College
1355 West Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303

Textbook: Phlebotomy Handbook, 9th Ed, Garza, ISBN-13: 978-0133144567 (Available first day of class, Included in tuition cost)

-Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED
Proof of immunization (Hep. B, MMR, Tetanus, Varicella, Mantoux)
-Mandatory clinical rotations are during day hours and require standing for 8 hours at a time
-Background check (additional $9.10 fee required if fingerprinting and photograph is needed)
-Must participate in lab each class period
-AHA BLS Certification

Course Acceptance:
A satisfactory score is required on the reading comprehension Accuplacer test for registration. Complete the test in the ATC Academic Resource Center. You are exempt from this testing if you have a college GPA above 2.0.

To Register: Bring your Accuplacer results and/or college transcript to register in person at Anoka Technical College, Room 191 or at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids campus, PTC building across from McDonald’s. 

Please note: This is an accelerated class schedule and may not be suitable for all students. Success requires time spent outside of class to complete readings and assignments.