16-credit Technical Diploma
Program Code 30-513-1
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.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in one year.
You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting. Some hybrid/online courses are available.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Upon program completion, students will be prepared to take the Phlebotomy certification exam.
- Students can obtain employment in hospitals, clinics and specimen collection agencies.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page. Please note, you will need to complete a background check in order to begin core courses.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment (Reading and Writing).
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2020 Start
- Submit application by March 30, 2020
- Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020
Spring 2021 Start
- Submit application by November 16, 2020
- Complete checklist items by December 14, 2020
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
For this program, financial aid only covers courses. Loans and other aid will be prorated.
Learn more about financial aid.
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.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$33,000 – $45,000 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.
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.
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