Phlebotomy Technician

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.

Start Date

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.

Courses You'll Take

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.

This program requires valid BLS Provider certification.  If you are currently certified and need to maintain your status, WCTC also offers a BLS Provider Renewal course.

Credit for Prior Learning

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

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by March 1, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by June 1, 2021

Spring 2021 Start

  • Submit application by November 16, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by December 14, 2020

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* 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.

Career Salaries

$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.

Potential Careers

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

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Phlebotomy Technician. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

There are currently no general college credit agreements for Phlebotomy Technician. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.


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Program Instructors

Rosemary Bednarek, BS | 262.691.5599