Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Phlebotomy Technician

Technical Diploma

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.

program at a Glance

Phlebotomy Technician 13-15 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$3,278 (Tuition: $2468, Books: $810)

Average Starting Salary

$34,997 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

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

Potential Careers

  • Phlebotomist
  • Specimen Processor
  • Laboratory Assistant

Course List

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Course List

Program 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

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This program offers opportunities for you to test out of classes by demonstrating your learning from past work or life experiences.

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Additional program 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.

CPR Requirement

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

Criminal Background Check

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.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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