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: $1051 , Books: $141

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
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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.

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 Date NTC Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2022 100% 92%
2021 100% 92%
2020 100% 91%
Three Year Average 100%  

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

Year Graduation Rate Attrition Rate
July 2022 – June 2023 84% 16%
July 2021 – June 2022 100% 0%
July 2020 – June 2021 91% 9%
Three Year Average 92% 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

Year Yearly Average Placement Rate
Graduation in Spring 2022 and Fall 2021 100%
Graduation in Spring 2021 and Fall 2020 100%
Graduation in Spring 2020 and Fall 2019 100%
Three Year Average 100%

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.

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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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