The International Institute of Minnesota is partnering with Saint Paul College in the college’s Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program. Our partnership includes:

  • Pre-Phlebotomy Bridge course to help students prepare for the Phlebotomy program.
  • Extra academic support classes at Saint Paul College during the Phlebotomy program.
  • Certification review course after the completion of the program.
  • Career navigation services as students transition through the program and into the workplace.

The program consists of 17 credits. Non-Phlebotomy courses must be completed prior to or taken simultaneously with the Phlebotomy courses. The program is competitive. To find out how to apply, please contact Lynn Poth at Saint Paul College at 651-846-1517 or

If you have other questions about the program, please contact Brooke Ashland, 651-647-0191 x 313 or

17-Credit Phlebotomy Certificate Required Courses at Saint Paul College

  • HLTH 1410: Med Terms – 1 credit
  • BIOL 1730:Human Body Systems – 3 credits
  • PHIL 1722:Health Care Ethics – 3 credits
  • SPCH 1710: Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
    SPCH 1720: Interpersonal Communication – 3 credits
  • HLTH 1430:CPR/First Aid or
    HLTH 1432 CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider – 1 credit
  • PHLB 1405: Phlebotomy – 4 credits
  • PHLB 1410: Phlebotomy Clinical Experience – 2 credits (100 hours and 100 successful blood draws)

Read St. Paul College’s Phlebotomy Certificate Program Requirements Guide Saint Paul College’s Phlebotomy Certificate Program Requirements Guide for more information. Following training, graduates are eligible to take the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination administered through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.

What does a phlebotomist do?

  • Collect blood from patients
  • Calm and prep patients
  • Transfer vials of blood to the lab
  • Analyze results
  • Communicate results to patients and physicians

 What qualities and skills should a phlebotomist have?

  • Safety-conscious
  • Calm and accurate under pressure
  • Communicates effectively

Why become a phlebotomist?

  • Increase your employability
  • Gain clinical experience in a lab setting
  • Great pre-training or additional training for nurses and medical lab techs

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