Phlebotomy (Part-time studies)

School of Health Sciences Applied Certificate

Program Overview


Phlebotomists work directly with other health-care providers and patients, and in laboratory settings. You will collect blood from patients, manage and handle specimens, and perform its associated data entry. It's a job that requires good people and communication skills, attention to detail, a professional yet caring attitude, and a commitment to teamwork and excellence.

Phlebotomists are becoming more and more in demand in many areas. Jobs are available in hospitals, community clinics and medical offices.

Phlebotomy is a 28-week applied certificate program offered by distance education through Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus. Labs and clinical experiences are a large part of the program, so expect hands-on training in:

  • professional practices;
  • infection control and safety;
  • specimen collection and handling; and
  • basic specimen processing

Specimen collection and handling includes two days of supervised clinical experience at various sites throughout Saskatchewan.

International applicants are not currently considered for admission.

Put Your Learning to Work

You'll participate in a two-week clinical experience, scheduled consecutively and occurring within eight weeks of your last theory course. Your clinical experience may take place at various sites around the province.

Ladder into a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Diploma or Applied Certificate

You can transfer several Phlebotomy courses into Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences diploma programs, including:

Learning Environment

Students will experience a mix of web-assisted learning, home study, and practical and clinical labs. For this program, there is a heavy workload with 15-20 hours per week of homework. Clinical experience hours coincide with health-care hours, and start as early as 7 a.m.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Professional Practices 1 (ETHC-185CE)
Infection Control and Safety (INFC-180CE)
Medical Terminology (MTER-180CE)