Graduates will be prepared to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, which will enable graduates to enter a promising phlebotomy career or pursue further healthcare education.
Certificate of Technical Studies Phlebotomy
The Phlebotomy Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) is designed to teach the technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including collection of blood specimens and venipuncture. This program includes both theory and hands-on instruction including the concepts of phlebotomy and infection control, legal issues in healthcare, introduction to human anatomy and physiology, phlebotomy equipment and supplies, and phlebotomy procedures.
The seven credit program consists of just two courses: an instructional classroom course, followed by a clinical and exam prep course. The clinical portion includes a block of 100 intensive hours at a local clinic or hospital.
Successful Phlebotomy CTS students will be prepared to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, which will enable graduates to enter a promising phlebotomy career or pursue further healthcare education.
Important: Program space is limited with priority given to Gallatin College students. Please contact Nicole Berg via email or call (406) 994-5595 for application information and to be added to a course registration waiting list.
At Gallatin College MSU, a combination of small class sizes, hands-on education and training and highly qualified instructors with relevant industry experience makes for a student-centered approach focused on success and goal fulfillment.
High Demand for Graduates
Now more than ever, the medical industry is in need of skilled phlebotomists as a part of the team in the dynamic healthcare industry.
Accelerated Time to Degree
Students are ready to enter into a career in one year after completing the Phlebotomy program at Gallatin College.
Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.
Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio
Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.
Phlobotomy Program graduates go into careers such as:
- Medical Screener/Specimen Processer
- Laboratory Assistant