health care worker drawing blood


Become a Phlebotomist in as little as 5 months

If a career in healthcare lab settings is what you're looking for, then look no further than the Phlebotomy program at Hennepin Tech.

Phlebotomists are skilled in blood draws for tests, transfusions, and research. This program is 3 months of hands-on learning in the classroom and clinical practice. It is then followed with an internship to prepare you for recommended certification testing.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request form.

Course Description

    • 58 hours of in-person instruction:
      • Phlebotomy
        • Phlebotomy equipment and procedures
        • Blood collection by venipuncture and capillary punctures
        • Basic anatomy as it relates to blood collection
        • Safety procedures
        • Professional ethics and liability
    • Possible Internship: 60-100 hours for clinical internship. Internships are limited due to COVID-19 and may not be available for this course.
Please Note: As part of this class, students agree to give and receive routine venipuncture and capillary punctures. Students will also be working with blood, blood products and other potentially infectious material.

Course Fee Includes

  • 58 Hours of Instruction
  • Textbook & Course Materials
  • Safety Glasses
  • Possible Internship (Internships are limited due to COVID-19 and may not be available for this course).


  • Qualifying reading assessment score via the Accuplacer exam in the Hennepin Tech Testing Center, or transcripts confirming qualifications for a test waiver. (See below for further instructions on the test scheduling and test waiver process).
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Proof of Immunizations - Documentation from a medical professional for the following immunizations must be presented at the time of registration:
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • Hepatitis B (3-Part Series: First shot must be done before registration and the final shot must be completed by the time the clinical portion begins)
    • Varicella/Chicken Pox
    • Tdap (Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis)
    • Seasonal Influenza (Current Season)
    • TB/Mantoux (Must be current and completed within 90 days prior to registration. Please note that TB testing cannot be completed in one visit to your clinic. The process may take multiple visits and up to one week to complete. Please allow sufficient time to complete the test).
    • Covid-19 (minimum 2 shots)
    • If you do not have records for any of the above immunizations and think you may have immunity already, you will need to contact your medical provider and ask for “immunity status testing” or a “titer test” to obtain proof of your immunity. Please note that titer testing cannot be completed in one visit to your clinic. The process may take multiple visits and up to one week to complete. Please allow sufficient time to complete the test.
  • State of MN DHS Background Check: Please bring a copy of your Driver License or State ID to the registration session, as it is required for background check processing.
  • A high school diploma/GED is required in order to secure employment.
  • For employment purposes, participants must have the ability to stand for most of an 8-hour shift.

Test Scheduling Instructions

Prior to registration, you must either take the Accuplacer Reading exam (available at the Hennepin Tech Testing Center free of charge) or provide copies of official transcripts confirming qualifications for a test waiver.

  • Prerequisite Qualifications:
    • Hennepin Tech Accuplacer Reading Exam Passing Score:
      • Classic Test: 56 or Higher
      • Next Gen Test: 228 or Higher
    • If you have transcripts confirming completion of a college-level English course with a C letter grade or higher, you may qualify for a test waiver.

To initiate the test waiver or Accuplacer exam scheduling process, please e-mail CTS Registration at and identify the course you are interested in registering for.  CTS Registration will serve as the liaison for exam scheduling through the HTC Testing Center and will assess test waiver qualifications. Upon presenting your passing test score or waiver verification to CTS Registration, CTS will maintain copies of these documents and move forward in processing course registration. (See below for detailed course registration instructions).

Financial Assistance

This course is approved under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) allowing qualifying participants to receive tuition reimbursement. To determine your eligibility status, please contact your local CareerForce center.

Please note that courses offered through Continuing Education and Customized Training are not Financial Aid eligible; however, as noted above, you may seek funding or assistance from an outside source such as a Government Program, Workforce Agency, Employment Center or Employer.

Course Registration Instructions

  • By appointment only at the Brooklyn Park Campus. Address: 9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. Payment methods: Cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) or 3rd party payment form completed and attached to registration. Email to schedule and appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Location:

HTC Brooklyn Park Customized Training Services Office (Room #G201)

9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

  • Only COMPLETE registrations that include each of the below required registration documents will be accepted.

Required Registration Documentation:

The following items will need to be presented at the time of registration:

  • Signed Waiver/Release/Indemnification Agreement (Provided via E-mail After Registration)
  • CTS Registration Form (See below “Registration Forms” section).
  • Payment in Full:
    • Personal Payment:Check, Cash or Credit Card, or
    • 3rd Party Payment Form Options:
      • Completed CTS 3rd Party Payment Form (See below “Registration Forms” section), or…
      • Other Form: Any PO or Payment Authorization Form completed and provided by the 3rd party organization
  • Immunization Documents from a Medical Professional (See prerequisite section above for complete list of required immunizations).
    • Please note that school immunization records (including immunization records from HTC) will not be accepted, as clinical sights require medical records confirming dates of immunizations or immunity testing directly from a medical professional.
  • Results confirming your qualifying Accuplacer exam score or test waiver verification
  • Driver License or State ID State of MN DHS Background Check Processing
    • Background Check: Minnesota Law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients have a background study conducted by the state. An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study, and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health, will not be permitted to participate in a clinical placement in a Minnesota licensed health care facility. The college will withdraw any student who is disqualified by the Minnesota Department of Health. The student is responsible for requesting the Commissioner to reconsider the disqualification.

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