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Phlebotomy Technician

16-credit Technical Diploma

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A phlebotomy technician’s primary responsibility is drawing blood and conducting other specimen collections. The phlebotomist must recognize any conditions that might alter collections, correlate types of lab tests to the written diagnosis, and communicate with both the laboratory and the patients to provide the best care possible. In the Phlebotomy Technician program, learn to draw blood from a patient for laboratory analysis, understand lab test requirements and maintain specimen quality.

  • Prepare for jobs such as donor specialist, medical laboratory technician, phlebotomist or phlebotomy technician.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school health or medical courses.
  • Upon program completion, be prepared to take the Phlebotomy certification exam.
  • Because of prerequisites, the Phlebotomy Technician program requires a minimum of two semesters to complete.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $29,091

Program Code 30-513-1

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Required Courses

Traditional Option

Pathway Option

In traditional option programs, students register for and take a set number of courses each semester, usually five or six. Classes are scheduled throughout the day, and sometimes at night or on weekends, and completed in a conventional manner - two semesters each year.

Generally, most courses are taken on campus in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Many students who opt for the traditional college option are those who recently completed high school and those who do not hold full-time jobs.

Completing degree and diploma programs in a traditional manner generally takes one to two years, depending on number of credits and type of program; other completion option programs may be structured differently.

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 501-101 Medical Terminology3 *
 513-162 Introduction to Phlebotomy4 *
 501-107 Digital Literacy Healthcare2 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 509-309 Medical Law, Ethics & Profess2  
 513-112 Phlebotomy 3 Cred3  
 501-104 Culture of Healthcare2 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-104 Culture of Healthcare 2
501-107 Digital Literacy Healthcare 2

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Phlebotomy Technician. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

General Agreements

There are currently no general college credit agreements for Phlebotomy Technician. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructors

Program instructor, Rosemary Bednarek

Rosemary Bednarek

Phone: 262.695.3415


  • BS -- Medical Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Continuing education -- University of Wisconsin-Stout


  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Teaching Philosophy

"Supporting student-centered education, I would like to inspire students to be excited about lifelong learning, and to obtain the technical, practical, and soft skills needed to be successful when they leave WCTC."