Program Description

The Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma program provides practical training in the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture. Learners 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. This program includes a 100-hour clinical phlebotomy experience. Job opportunities for phlebotomists exist in hospital and clinical laboratories. This program has some courses that transfer into the Medical Lab Technician Associate Degree program. 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. Accreditation Information: The Phlebotomy Technical Diploma program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8880.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $1,087
Books & Supplies: $133

Starting Salary

Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Not Available
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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.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

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


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


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Specimen Processor
  • Phlebotomist


The Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma is a 6 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Basic Lab Skills 1.00
Phlebotomy 2.00
Phlebotomy Clinical 2.00
College 101 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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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.

ASCP Phlebotomy Technician Board of Certification Exam Statistics

Program Outcome Goal: 100% Pass Rate

Exam DateNTC Pass RateNational Pass Rate
Three Year Average100% 

100% pass rate for students taking the exam within 1 year of graduation

Graduation and Attrition Rates

For students who begin the final half of the program, with the final half being defined as the fall semester of the second year, the following table indicates the graduation and attrition rates:

Program Outcome Goal: Graduation Rate of 70% or better

YearGraduation RateAttrition Rate
July 2022 – June 202384%16%
July 2021 – June 2022100%0%
July 2020 – June 202191%9%
Three Year Average92%8%

Placement Rates

Employed or continued with education within one year of graduation.

Program Outcome Goal: Placement Rates of 70% or better of respondent graduates

YearYearly Average Placement Rate
Graduation in Spring 2023 and Fall 2022100%
Graduation in Spring 2022 and Fall 2021100%
Graduation in Spring 2021 and Fall 2020100%
Three Year Average100%

Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.

Please Note: this COA budget estimate assumes full-time attendance for two semester Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
ExpensesStudent Living With Parents (Home)Student Living on Own (Other)
Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)

In-State Tuition & Fees


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


In-State Tuition & Fees


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


Living Expenses (Housing & Food)$4,052$9,614
Books / Supplies$2,061$2,061
Personal Expenses$2,245$2,245
Loan Fees$83$83
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* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2023-2024 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.

Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.

Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.

Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.

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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.

Licensure/Certification Information

NTC’s Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma is designed to meet the State of Wisconsin's licensing/certification criteria. However, NTC has not made a determination whether this program meets licensure/certification requirements in 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 that state to verify that the NTC program meets licensure or certification requirements.

Scholarship Opportunities

Collaboration of Wisconsin Rural Investment in Community Healthcare (COW RICH) Grant (for students graduating by Spring 2024)

Additional funding may be available to assist with your training through external sources.

Admissions Process

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Before you apply, you should know

  • This program may require a Criminal Background Check and/or Health Record. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background or health record, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

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