Malinda Browning, MPH, MLS(ASCP)cm

Program Director  405-382-9286




 Seminole State College’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program has applied for approval of the Phlebotomy Certificate Course by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).  Questions may be directed to NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL  60018-5119.  Phone: 773-714-8880.


The Phlebotomy Certificate Course (MLT 1113) Principles and Practice of Phlebotomy is offered once per year, beginning in the May Mini-semester and continuing with practical clinical rotation through June.  It is open to a maximum of 10 students.  Graduates will receive a Certificate of Achievement and will be eligible to challenge the ASCP Board of Certification PBT Exam.




Phlebotomy Plan of Study


This 3 credit hour course has three components; the student lectures, student labs and the clinical practicum. The student lectures and student labs will be completed on campus during a two week session in the May minimester. There are approximately 16 lecture hours covering the fundamental principles of phlebotomy complemented by 32 lab hours where phlebotomy techniques are demonstrated and practiced on campus before entering clinical practicum. The lectures and labs will be completed on campus at 6 hours per day for two weeks. The clinical practicum requires the student to travel to a clinical affiliate to complete 100 hours of clinical experience and 100 successful phlebotomy procedures.


The first two weeks will be lecture, interactive exercises, demonstration and practice of phlebotomy skills and techniques.  In the clinical practicum the student will complete 100 hours and 100 successful phlebotomy procedures and the time will be spent entirely in a hospital or clinic facility under the supervision of a phlebotomist and laboratory supervisor. Time to complete the phlebotomy clinical practicum varies due to the schedule of rotations. Successful completion of the student lectures and student laboratory with a “C” or better is required before continuing with the clinical practicum component of the class. Successful completion of all three components of the class is required for the Certificate of Achievement.



Phlebotomy Course Admission Requirements



  1. Eighteen years of age
  2. High school graduate or equivalent
  3. College transcripts
  4. GPA 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale of most recent academic transcript (high school or postsecondary if 12 or more hours have been completed)
  5. ACT composite score for ranking
  6. ACT math and/or science score for ranking
  7. Able to meet Essential functions (provided before application)
  8. OSBI background check
  9. Proof of immunizations
  10. Interview with Phlebotomy Program Director