MLT students practicing finger pricks


A Phlebotomist is a medical professional that is responsible for properly collecting specimens to be sent for laboratory analysis. This is the critical first step toward providing physicians with information that will aid in diagnoses and treatment of ailments. Phlebotomy is a great starting point and profession in the health care arena that can bridge to other health careers such as Medical Laboratory Technology. Ready to get started? Request a Program Brochure!

Barton’s Phlebotomy program has two parts:
1. Principles of Phlebotomy class and hands-on lab hours.
2. Phlebotomy clinical practicum.
The course is offered in an 8-week or regular semester 16-week session and requires a cooperative lab for the duration of the course.  Lab hours can be completed on the Great Bend Barton campus or in a pre-approved hospital in your area.  Following successful completion of the Principles of Phlebotomy course, a Phlebotomy clinical practicum of 100-120 hours in a hospital-based clinical rotation must be completed to be eligible for National Certification.

Program Enrollment Information

Enrollment for Summer 2024 (second session) Phlebotomy class is now CLOSED.  The class will start on June 3, 2024. 

The next Phlebotomy class will start in August. Read through the Phlebotomy Enrollment Step-by-Step Guide and the Steps to Success before filling out the Phlebotomy Enrollment Agreement form. Please note that Phlebotomy classes are no longer 'self-enroll'.  After completing the steps in the Phlebotomy Enrollment Step-by-Step guide you will be enrolled by your advisor.

Additional Information

Degree Maps
Degree Maps

Phlebotomy (4 credit hour guide)

View the full list of Curriculum Guides (applicable for students admitted prior to Fall 2024) and Degree Maps (applicable for students admitted Fall 2024 and after).

Occupational Outlook
Occupational Outlook

Occupational Outlook for Phlebotomist’s is expected to grow 27% from 2012-2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The American Society of Clinical Pathologists says phlebotomist shifts are the hardest to fill, with a twenty-five percent employment vacancy. They have also said the 2013 Wage Survey, non-certified phlebotomists (PBT) reported they make an average of $13.87/ hour compared to the average wage of a certified PBT is $15.93/hour. ​​​​​​