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Phlebotomy

Technical Certificate

13-14 Credits | Less than 1 year

New Richmond, Rice Lake

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

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. 

Program Overview

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.  

Program Outcomes

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

Academics

The Phlebotomy certificate is offered at the Rice Lake campus for the fall semester and at the New Richmond Campus for the spring semester.  

Practical Experience

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.  

High Demand

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. 


Curriculum

Program specific subjects covered include medical terminology, customer service, office procedures, basic lab skills and phlebotomy.  

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Featured Phlebotomy Courses

10501101
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students 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.
10513112
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
Provides students with experiences at a hospital or clinic in order to complete phlebotomy activities. Students complete venipunctures, perform administration of glucose testing, collect specimens, perform bleeding times, observe or perform arterial blood gas collections and adhere to safety regulations as established by the clinical site. COREQUISITES: 10513110 Basic Lab Skills, 10513111 Phlebotomy, 10501101 Medical Terminology or 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, 10106143 Medical Office Procedures and Customer Service or 10501104 Healthcare Customer Service, 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication and criminal background check and PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate
10513110
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
This course explores health career options and the fundamental principles and procedures performed in the clinical laboratory. You will utilize medical terminology and basic laboratory equipment. You will follow required safety and infection control procedures and perform simple laboratory tests. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate

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Tuition and Fees

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Phlebotomy

13-14 Credits | Less than 1 year

$2,239

$685 for books (including tax)


*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. 

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800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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