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 at 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.
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.
Learn more about this opportunity here.
Additional financial assistance may be available through the Support for Communities grant. Learn more about the Support for Communities opportunity here.
Financial assistance may be available as part of the West Cap Skills Enhancement Program. Learn more about this opportunity here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
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.
New Marshfield Clinic Allied Health Professional Education and Training Grant for Phlebotomy Students
Marshfield Clinic and Northwood Technical College are proud to announce an exciting grant opportunity for Phlebotomy students. The grant would award tuition, book, and fee assistance of up to $4,000. In exchange, the student agrees to work for Marshfield Clinic for a period of at least one year after completing training in the Phlebotomy Program.
Marshfield Clinic Allied Health Professional Education and Training Grant Application Process:
- Student competes admissions process for the program.
- Students must complete and submit the following to Northwood Tech Student Services Office. Documents and fee must be submitted together.
- College completes background check on the Phlebotomy student.
- If background check results were returned as No Record Found, Marshfield Clinic will contact the student(s) and arrange for an interview.
- Marshfield Clinic will interview the student and let Northwood Tech and the student know if they are accepted into the grant program.
After the Northwood Tech Phlebotomy Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Phlebotomy technical certificate.