2023-24 Phlebotomy Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, Northwood Tech is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, Northwood Tech has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 

Admission Requirements

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  • Complete Online application/registration process and submit registration fee
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate; current high school seniors must provide both a current high school transcript and a final (official) transcript with confer date
  • Review and sign the Background Check Disclosure
  • Review and sign Functional Abilities Disclosure

Please refer to the 2024-25 Requirements & Application page for FY25 Additional Program Information.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Submit Background Check Fee
  • Have acceptable results based on the Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, National Criminal Background Check, Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable), and other states, if applicable
  • Pass a physical exam, have current immunizations, and demonstrate negative status for Tuberculosis (Tb)
  • COVID vaccination---highly recommended
    • NOTE: Northwood Technical College cannot guarantee clinical placement or ability to progress in the program if a student is not able to meet the clinical site requirements including but not limited to; influenza vaccine, covid vaccine, negative tb skin test/quantiferon, up to date acceptable background check, or any other clinical requirements required by the clinical site. Northwood Technical College cannot guarantee clinical placement if the clinical site must be changed due to students inability to meet the site specific requirements. Many sites require the student information 4-6 weeks prior to the clinical start date.
  • Review and sign Health Sciences Confidentiality Statement
  • Possess current certification of "BLS Basic Life Support" or equivalent 
  • Participate in a mandatory program orientation scheduled prior to start of classes

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2023-24 Phlebotomy Student Handbook

Phlebotomy Orientation

Please refer to the 2024-25 Requirements & Application page for updated FY25 Orientation documents.

Phlebotomy Withdrawal

  •  Instructions for Withdrawal from Phlebotomy Core Courses
    • If you are at this webpage, it means your Phlebotomy Academic Advisor has been notified that you dropped your Phlebotomy course (513-xxx) courses.
      • If you are withdrawing from your Phlebotomy core (513-xxx) courses, the Phlebotomy program would like to gather data regarding your decision to withdraw.  This data is useful in the Phlebotomy planning process.  Thank you for providing this information.
      • Please carefully review the Withdrawal from the Phlebotomy Program form.  You may complete the form electronically and email to lisa.perkins@NorthwoodTech.edu or print and mail this form within one month of your exiting the program to the following address:
        • Lisa Perkins
        • Northwood Technical College
        • 2100 Beaser Ave
        • Ashland WI  54806
      • If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Lisa Perkins, Associate Dean, Health Sciences, at lisa.perkins@NorthwoodTech.edu or 715.685.3095.

Technology Requirements

If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your Northwood Tech email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Nicole Messicci

Admissions Advisor



Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor



New Richmond Admissions Contact

Sherry Rehnelt

Admissions Advisor



Superior Admissions Contact

Anna Kalin

Admissions Advisor



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