Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Degree Type

16-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code


Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn




A phlebotomy technician’s primary responsibility is drawing blood and conducting other specimen collections. They must recognize conditions that might alter collections, correlate types of lab tests to the written diagnosis, and communicate with the lab and patients. Learn to draw blood from a patient for laboratory analysis, understand lab test requirements and maintain specimen quality.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Access to any computer or tablet
  • Scrubs/shoes: $75
  • Drug screen: $55
  • Immunizations: up to $850
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider: $50-$85

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.


Program Details

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If you have good hand-eye coordination, pay attention to detail and have a knack for making others feel at ease, a career as a phlebotomy technician might be right for you. Those working in this field need to be compassionate and calm under pressure as those who are having blood drawn may feel uncomfortable or anxious.

  • Donor Specialist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Phlebotomy Technician

The students enrolled in the Phlebotomy Technician program should be able to meet the established technical standards identified below with or without reasonable accommodation. The technical standards for the Phlebotomy Technician program are representative of those found in the Phlebotomy Technician profession.

Review the Phlebotomy Technician Technical Standards.

$36,000 – $45,600 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

For this program, financial aid only covers courses. Loans and other aid will be prorated.

Learn more about financial aid.

Please note that some clinical sites require compliance with various COVID-19 safety protocols and measures as a condition to placement. Required protocols and measures may include, but are not limited to, receipt of COVID-19 vaccination and proof of same and testing or serial testing for COVID-19. Students may individually address clinical placement requirements with Jenny Clausen, Clinical Placement Specialist.

Reasonable accommodations may be available for students with documented disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. Students seeking accommodation due to documented disability should contact the Student Accessibility Office. Students seeking accommodation due to a sincerely held religious belief should contact Jonathan Pedraza in the Student Development Office.

What Makes This Program Unique?


Upon program completion, students will be prepared to take the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exam.


Students can obtain employment in hospitals, clinics and specimen collection agencies.

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