Students completing the Phlebotomy Certificate program at SDSU are prepared to enter the healthcare setting and collect blood to diagnose illness, evaluate effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition.
The Phlebotomy Certificate prepares students to enter the health care field as phlebotomists. Phlebotomists work in a variety of settings including clinical laboratories, hospitals and community health centers, where they collect blood for donation and analysis. This role is critical in health care as the blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition.
The certificate is a mix of online courses, an on-campus lab and clinical experiences in health care settings. The online courses will give you the knowledge needed to be a phlebotomist. A laboratory course on the main SDSU campus in Brookings will provide the hands-on experience needed before applying your patient care knowledge and skill in clinical settings such as hospitals and clinics. Following completion of the certificate, the student would be eligible for certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
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Phlebotomy Certificate News
Deirdre Cross is a Human Biology major at South Dakota State University, also pursuing minors in Chemistry and Health Education. She is on a Pre-Physician’s Assistant track, with plans to become a PA after graduation. In addition to pursuing her major, two minors, and being an Honors student, Cross has also earned a Phlebotomy Certificate.
A Phlebotomist is a medical professional who draws blood.
South Dakota State University’s phlebotomy certificate program has been ranked one of the top online phlebotomy certificate programs of 2024 by EduMed. This is the second year in a row that SDSU’s phlebotomy program has been recognized.
The SDSU phlebotomy certificate program has been offered at SDSU since fall 2020.
Please contact Stacie Lansink, MLS Program Director, if interested in the phlebotomy certificate and before registering for the phlebotomy courses.