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Technical Certificate

13-14 Credits | Less than 1 year

New Richmond, Rice Lake

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Students in selected health sciences programs will travel to the Shell Lake Health Education Center. Travel requirements are customized to meet individual program course competencies.

Work in the exciting area of healthcare by becoming a phlebotomist. You will receive para-practical training in the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture for the purpose of lab analysis. There is also training in non-blood specimen collection procedures, specimen processing and basic laboratory skills. Job opportunities for phlebotomist exist in hospital and clinical laboratories. 


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Financial assistance may be available to assist with your healthcare training as part of the Collaboration of Wisconsin Rural Investment in Community Healthcare grant. To determine if you're eligible, please connect with Dawn Knapp, grant project coordinator at the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board. 

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Financial assistance may be available as part of the West Cap Skills Enhancement Program. Learn more about this opportunity here.



Program Overview

Phlebotomists are in demand at hospitals and clinical laboratories. In this one semester certificate, you will be prepared to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens along with correlating types of lab tests to the written diagnosis.  

Program Outcomes

Phlebotomy graduates will be able to:

  • Adhere to infection control and safe practices
  • Perform specimen collection
  • Process specimens
  • Comply with legal regulations
  • Model professional behaviors


The Phlebotomy certificate is offered at the Rice Lake campus for the fall semester and at the New Richmond Campus for the spring semester.  

Practical Experience

Gain practical experience while enrolled in the program. The last eight weeks of the program, you will be at a clinical site.  

Flexible and Short Term

You will be out on the job in only one semester. Classes are offered in the evening and on Saturday to fit into your busy schedule.  

High Demand

Job outlook is good across the country with a 25% anticipated growth rate from 2016–2026 nationwide and over 270 jobs opening per year in Wisconsin. 

Required Courses

Program-specific subjects covered include medical terminology, customer service, office procedures, basic lab skills and phlebotomy.  

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Featured Phlebotomy Courses

| 3 CR
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
| 2 CR
Provides students with experiences at a hospital or clinic in order to complete phlebotomy activities. Students complete venipunctures, perform administration of glucose testing, collect specimens, perform bleeding times, observe or perform arterial blood gas collections and adhere to safety regulations as established by the clinical site. COREQUISITES: 10513110 Basic Lab Skills, 10513111 Phlebotomy, 10501101 Medical Terminology or 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, 10160143 Medical Office Procedures and Customer Service, 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication and criminal background check and PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate
| 1 CR
This course explores health career options and the fundamental principles and procedures performed in the clinical laboratory. You will utilize medical terminology and basic laboratory equipment. You will follow required safety and infection control procedures and perform simple laboratory tests. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate or Medical Laboratory Technician program. The Medical Laboratory Technician program is supported with $200,000 in WTCS Grant Funds.

Admissions and Tuition

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Tuition and Fees

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Cost of Attendance

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Estimated Total Program Tuition 2024-25*


13-14 Credits | Less than 1 year


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Cost of background check, health check, shots, immunizations is not included. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the Northwood Tech Phlebotomy Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Phlebotomy technical certificate. 

Career Outlooks

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