Program Description

The Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma program provides practical training in the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture. Phlebotomy students are also trained in non-blood specimen collection procedures, specimen processing and basic laboratory skills. Because phlebotomists work directly with patients, the program covers customer service training, ethics and communication. The program includes a 100-hour clinical phlebotomy experience. Job opportunities for phlebotomists exist in hospital and clinical laboratories. The program is embedded in the Renal Dialysis Technical Diploma program and some courses transfer into the MLT Associate Degree program. The Phlebotomy program at NTC has been approved by: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8880. Graduates are eligible to participate in national certification exams, such as ASCP-PBT. Interested applicants must submit a copy of high school transcripts or proof of GED/HSED. Potential occupations include: Phlebotomist, Specimen Processor, and Laboratory Assistant.

Approximate Cost

$3,187
Tuition: $2517 , Books: $669

Starting Salary

$34,997
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
60-70 %
at Antigo
80-90 %
at Medford
60-70 %
at Phillips
60-70 %
at Spencer
60-70 %
at Wittenberg
40-50 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Communicate (verbally and nonverbally) effectively and appropriately in the workplace
  • Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and quality control
  • Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport and specimen processing
  • Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens
  • Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, additives, precautions and interfering substances
  • Demonstrate understanding of importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the main body systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health care delivery system

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Specimen Processor
  • Phlebotomist

Courses

The Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma is a 13–15 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

BASIC LAB SKILLS 1.00
PHLEBOTOMY 2.00
PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL 2.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3.00
GEN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 4.00
CUSTOMER-FOCUSED CAREGIVING 2.00
NURSING ASSISTANT 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Accreditation

The Phlebotomy program at NTC has been approved by: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8880.

2017 ASCP Board of Certification Exam Statistics

Criteria Result
# of Examinees 3
Pass Rate 100%
Program Mean Score 498
National Mean Score 559

 

View Full 2018 Annual Report

Additional Information

View the student handbook for more information on the Phlebotomy program including: program outcome statistics, a listing of clinical sites, student policies, and faculty and staff contact information.

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Current CPR certification is required prior to clinical placement. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer & Healthcare Provider (ARC) or Healthcare Provider (AHA).

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.