Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program Number: 97-513-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Campus*: Fond du Lac

Program Description

This three-course certificate prepares individuals to collect blood specimens via venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures for the purposes of laboratory analysis.

The courses are taken in sequence over two semesters. The first course, Phlebotomy Essentials, provides the student with theory, safety techniques and regulations, infection control, and procedural applications and training. The second course, Basic Lab Skills, is taken concurrently and explores health career options and the fundemental principles and procedures performed in the clinical laboratory. You will utilize medical terminology and basic laboratory equipment. The third course, Phlebotomy Clinical, places students at clinical sites. Travel is required for clinical sites, and clinical times may vary.

Upon completion of the certificate, students may take the national certification examination offered by the Board of Certification.

Approximate Costs

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Career Opportunities

  • Phlebotomist

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
513-100 Phlebotomy Essentials 4
513-110 Basic Lab Skills 1
Total 5
Term 2
513-101 Phlebotomy Clinical 2
Total 2
Total Credits 7

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

Students who enroll in this certificate must complete the series of three hepatitis B immunizations and be 18 years of age or older in order to begin the Phlebotomy courses.

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