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.

Please note: Health programs require multiple vaccinations, including flu shots. Deadlines vary by program.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; 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
  • Viewpoint Screening: $90
  • Immunizations/tests: 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 Enrollment Counselor.


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.

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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.

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$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 safety protocols and measures as a condition to placement. 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 Life Office.

Review the background check overview.

What Makes This Program Unique?


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


Obtain employment in hospitals, clinics and specimen collection agencies.

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