Technical Certificate

The Phlebotomy local certificate teaches infection control, blood-collecting techniques including venipuncture and skin punctures to provide samples necessary for lab analysis. Students will also learn techniques and procedures needed to assist with various lab procedures, including some specimen processing and CLIA-waived testing in Hematology, Immunology and Chemistry. Students participate in Phlebotomy Practicum at local healthcare facilities the last 2 weeks of the program.

  • Phlebotomy exercise
  • Student administering a blood draw
  • Blood test

    Program Outline

    Term 1
    Course # Course Title Credits
    3051331000 Phlebotomy 1

    Phlebotomy 1 introduces the learner to basic laboratory skills including infection control, OSHA regulations, ergonomics, laboratory safety and specimen collection. The learner will also be introduced to venipuncture.

    3051332500 Phlebotomy Practicum

    Phlebotomy Practicum (1 credit) is 72 hours gaining experience as a Phlebotomist in a clinical lab or hospital lab. The student will perform venipuncture under the supervision of an approved preceptor. The student will also adhere to infection control and safe practices, perform specimen collection, process specimens, comply with legal regulations and model professional behaviors. Prerequisite: 3051331000 Phlebotomy 1 (C or better).


    At A Glance

    How You'll Learn


    On Campus



    Term Start Dates

    Fall 2023: September 5

    Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

    Program Tuition*


    Books & Supplies*


    *Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.

    You may experience these additional costs, not charged by Nicolet, estimated based on length of program.

    Personal Expenses

    What You'll Learn

    • Perform specimen collection
    • Adhere to infection control and safe practices
    • Process and transport specimens
    • Comply with legal regulations
    • Model professional behaviors

    Your Potential Careers

    • Phlebotomist in Clinical Laboratory
    • Phlebotomist in Hospital Laboratory
    • Specimen Processor
    • Laboratory Assistant

    Median Annual Salary

    $38,357 $36,313 $36,313
    Local State National

    EMSI 2022.2

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