Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Technical Diploma

Phlebotomy Technician prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and other health care professionals, to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of intrusive procedures. Includes instruction in basic vascular anatomy and physiology, blood physiology, skin puncture techniques, venipuncture, venous specimen collection and handling, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable standards and regulations. This program provides an occupational pathway to Medical Assistant technical diploma (12 credits transfer).

Phlebotomy exercise
Student administering a blood draw
Blood test

Program Outline

Term: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1050110100 Medical Terminology

Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. You will practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

1050110400 Culture of Healthcare

Designed as an introduction to customer service for learners interested in working in various healthcare settings. The learner investigates healthcare systems, safety standards, and the workforce. The learner examines professionalism, interpersonal and written communication skills, and confidentiality as they relate to customer service in healthcare.

1050110700 Digital Literacy for Healthcare

Intro to basic computer functions and applications utilized in contemporary healthcare settings. Students are introduced to the hardware and software components of modern computer systems and the application of computers in the workplace. Emphasizes the use of common software packages, operating systems, file management, word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet, and electronic mail.

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. Prerequisites: (1050110400 Culture of Healthcare (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 3150930200 Human Body in Health and Disease (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 1050110100 Medical Terminology (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed)).

3150930200 Human Body in Health and Disease

Introduces students to basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. Focuses on wellness and disease prevention. Students identify diseases that are frequently first diagnosed and treated in the medical office setting. Students learn to recognize the causes, signs, and symptoms of diseases of the major body systems as well as the diagnostic procedures, usual treatment, prognosis, and prevention of common diseases. Prerequisite: 1050110100 Medical Terminology (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

Term: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
3051332000 Phlebotomy 2

Phlebotomy 2 continues information learned in Phlebotomy 1. New skills will be learned including venipuncture, capillary puncture, heel sticks and arterial punctures. Prerequisite: 3051331000 Phlebotomy 1 (C or better).

3051332100 EKG Basics

EKG Basics prepares the learner in electrocardiography. The learner will learn electrode placement, procedure for obtaining EKG, troubleshooting the EKG machine. Also included is Basic First Aid.

3051332200 Phlebotomy Preceptorship

Phlebotomy Preceptorship provides clinical experience for the student to participate in daily work in a laboratory. The student will perform venipuncture, capillary puncture, and arterial blood draws. The student will also return to the classroom for added theory. Prerequisites: (3051331000 Phlebotomy 1 (C or better) and 3051332000 Phlebotomy 2 (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 3051332100 EKG Basics (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 3150930900 Medical Law Ethics and Professionalism (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 1050110700 Digital Literacy for Healthcare (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed)).

3150930900 Medical Law Ethics and Professionalism

Prepares students to display professionalism and perform within ethical and legal boundaries in the health care setting. Students maintain confidentiality, examine legal aspects of the medical records, perform risk management procedures, and examine legal and bioethical issues.


At A Glance

How You'll Learn


On Campus



Next Start Date

Fall 2022:
September 6

This program is currently suspended, but will restart Fall 2022. Please contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493 with any questions.

Approximate Cost


Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

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

Your Potential Careers

  • Phlebotomist

Median Annual Salary

$35,122 $34,944 $34,486
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EMSI 2020.1

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