Phlebotomy Technician

1-Year Diploma Program | 30 Credits

Phlebotomists draw blood from patients at hospitals, blood donation centers and diagnostic labs. The work of a phlebotomist is necessary for blood to be used for research, testing, donation or transfusion. At Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, your phlebotomy training program includes instruction in venipuncture techniques, as well as applying tourniquets, locating veins, and labeling and storing samples.  

To build your knowledge base, STI’s phlebotomist training program focuses on hands-on instruction in a lab and clinical training in the community. Your clinical work will help you learn to:  

  • Recognize differences in patient vasculature  
  • Operate and troubleshoot blood drawing devices Interact professionally with clinic/hospital staff  
  • Effectively explain to patients the blood-drawing procedure   
  • Quell patient anxiety during venipuncture
 

Job Placement Rate

100%

Southeast Tech's Phlebotomy Technician program boasts a 100% job placement rate among its graduates.

 

What is a Phlebotomy Technician?  

As a skilled phlebotomist your expertise will range from the science of blood circulation to the professionalism of giving quality patient care. Your work could include verifying patient identity, locating accessible veins, treating puncture sites and taking vital signs. A forecasted 25 percent increase in phlebotomy technician jobs between 2016 and 2026 is much faster than average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Why does Southeast Tech’s Phlebotomy Program stand out?  

You can achieve your goal to work the medical field in 1 year. STI’s phlebotomist training program teaches blood collection techniques, safe dermal punctures and strong interpersonal skills. These learning outcomes are backed by critical thinking and professional standards including:  

  • Understanding anticoagulants  
  • Integrity of the blood specimen  
  • Treating patients with compassion and respect  
  • Safe needle disposal  
  • Role of patient prep variables in testing  

Know your tools: Through your clinical training, you will learn to identify the types of evacuated tubes by color code and know the anticoagulants and additives in each, in addition to any special characteristics of each tube.   

Start Now: You can choose a spring or fall start for this program.  

What can you do after STI? 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a regional hub for many healthcare centers, which draw rural residents to the area. Your career opportunities upon graduation include many of these hospitals, clinics, donation centers, labs, and outpatient care centers.

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Southeast Tech’s program curriculum for a Phlebotomy Technician diploma totals 30 credits in 1 year, including classes in Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Health Care/Human Relations, Introduction to Phlebotomy. 

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Cost  

Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $248 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. 

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Other Programs Related to Phlebotomy

If you’re interested in phlebotomy jobs, you also might be interested in these other healthcare programs at Southeast Tech:  

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