Phlebotomy is the skill of drawing blood for diagnostic purposes. BSC’s courses provide students with training that keeps pace with the rapidly changing health care environment. The goal of the recommended curriculum is to train students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level proficiency in all areas of Phlebotomy.


Successful students are those who are highly disciplined, self-motivated, self-reliant, and capable of working independently. A background in biology is recommended.

Career Opportunities

Phlebotomists are in high demand in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and blood donor collection and processing facilities across the nation.

The scope of phlebotomy has expanded and the tasks of phlebotomists today go beyond drawing blood. They are required to interpret physicians’ orders, use computers to enter patient demographics and send reports, process specimens, and perform point-of-care test procedures in some facilities. Following one year of appropriate full-time (minimum of 35 hours/week) work experience in an accredited laboratory, phlebotomists may be eligible to sit for a national board certification examination.

Recommended Courses

BOTE 171Medical Terminology3
CSCI 101Introduction to Computers3
MLS 105Phlebotomy and Laboratory Procedures1
MLS 105LPhlebotomy and Laboratory Procedures Laboratory1
Select MLS 102/MLS 102L or BIOL 220/BIOL 220L:
MLS 102Human Structure and Function (Recommended)2
MLS 102LHuman Structure and Function Laboratory1
BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL 220LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab1


Tracie Seibel • Health Sciences 155B