13-14 Credits | Less than 1 year
New Richmond, Rice Lake
Career Cluster: Health Sciences
This program is not currently accepting applications at the Rice Lake campus for fall 2020. The next start available is the New Richmond campus spring 2021. Please contact an admissions advisor if interested or have questions (advisors).
Work in the exciting area of healthcare by becoming at Phlebotomist. You will receive para-practical training in the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture for the purpose of lab analysis. There is also training in non-blood specimen collection procedures, specimen processing and basic laboratory skills. Job opportunities for phlebotomist exist in hospital and clinical laboratories.
Phlebotomists are in demand at hospitals and clinical laboratories. In this one semester certificate, you will be prepared to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens along with correlating types of lab tests to the written diagnosis.
Phlebotomy graduates will be able to:
- Collect transport, handle, and process blood and other specimens
- Recognize conditions that might alter collections
- Correlate types of lab tests to the written diagnosis
- Adhere to infection control and safety policies and procedures
- Demonstrate professional interpersonal skills with patients, family members, and other healthcare personnel
- Perform within legal and ethical boundaries
- Perform basic laboratory testing procedures under appropriate supervision
- Process requisitions
The Phlebotomy certificate is offered at the Rice Lake campus for the fall semester and at the New Richmond Campus for the spring semester.
Gain practical experience while enrolled in the program. The last eight weeks of the program, you will be at a clinical site.
Flexible and Short Term
You will be out on the job in only one semester. Classes are offered in the evening and on Saturday to fit into your busy schedule.
Job outlook is good across the country with a 25% anticipated growth rate from 2016–2026 nationwide and over 270 jobs opening per year in Wisconsin.
Admissions and Tuition
To apply for a certificate, just fill out an application form either online or at a campus, and WITC will guide you from there.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
13-14 Credits | Less than 1 year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Cost of background check, health check, shots, immunizations is not included. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Phlebotomy Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Phlebotomy technical certificate.
Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
WITC’s Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. However, WITC has not made a determination whether this program meets the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for states other than Wisconsin. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in the state to verify that the WITC program meets licensure or certification requirements.
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