Photo of Mayo Clinic phlebotomist drawing blood from child

Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 9-week Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program in Rochester, Minnesota. Phlebotomy technicians work with other professionals in hospital and outpatient environments to collect and prepare blood samples for laboratory testing as part of a patient's total care team. The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program thoroughly prepares you for a career in this field.

This program creates an exceptional educational experience by offering:

  • A challenging, high-quality curriculum
  • A large, diverse patient population
  • A favorable faculty ratio
  • An environment based on teamwork and mutual support

Students are admitted at various times throughout the year for each of the scheduled 9-week program classes. The program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career working in an outpatient clinic or inpatient hospital setting. This program also provides the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent phlebotomy technician.

The selection committee carefully reviews each application and the accompanying documentation. Individuals considered for an appointment are interviewed.


The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.


Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and substantial research and education facilities.

This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Graduation and certification

Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program, the student will receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Note: This certificate is a course certificate and is not part of qualification as a nationally certified phlebotomist. A separate examination is taken to achieve that status.


A blended learning schedule (combination of online and classroom) is variable for the entire 9 weeks of the program.

Class size

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits 15 students to its Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program every 10 to 11 weeks. This ensures you receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

Oct. 31, 2017