MSU will offer a phlebotomy technician course in April for people who plan to work for a clinical laboratory, clinic, hospital or public health department.
Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision into a vein, often to draw blood for medical purposes.
The course includes 30 hours of online instruction, 15 hours of in-class instruction and 100 hours of supervised clinical experience through an accredited laboratory at either Bozeman Deaconess Hospital or Madison Valley Medical Center in Ennis.
The course will begin online April 19 and the first campus lab session is April 27. Applications are due March 27.
After students complete the course and clinical practicum, MSU will endorse them to sit through the American Society for Clinical Pathology exam in order to become certified phlebotomy technicians.
No word on whether hemophobics can be phlebotomists.