Phlebotomy

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: 30-513-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Phlebotomy Diploma

Description

Phlebotomists perform functions such as blood drawing, specimen processing, lab procedures and clerical duties. To prepare for this career, you will learn the theory and practical skills of phlebotomy through the on-campus laboratory sessions and experiences at local healthcare facilities.

The demand for phlebotomists continues to grow.

You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate on the way to completing this technical diploma. Your credits can be applied toward completing the Healthcare Services Management associate degree.

As a graduate, you are eligible for national certifying examinations.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CLABT-110 Basic Lab Skills ‡ 1
(1) CLABT-111 Phlebotomy ‡ 2
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
(1) HEALTH-101 Medical Terminology * ^ 3
(1) HEALTH-104 Culture of Healthcare ^ 2
(1) HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare * ^ 2
(1) MLABT-161 Computer Applications for the Medical Laboratory ‡ 1
(1) MLABT-166 Phlebotomy Clinical Experience ‡ 3

TOTAL CREDITS

17

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
* May be taken prior to entering the program.
^ Counts toward earning the Healthcare Customer Service certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Official Wisconsin Technical College System program title: Phlebotomy Technician.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Fall Start: Petition for program in March

Spring start: Petition for program in October

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

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

Phlebotomy Program Outcomes 2020 (pdf)

Career Outlook

The demand for phlebotomists continues to grow, and their role in health care will continue to expand. The career ladder has additional job opportunities in other health-related areas, including laboratory assistant and medical laboratory technology. For more information about careers, visit https://www.ascp.org/content/careers/.

Possible Careers

Laboratory Assistant
Phlebotomist

Admission Requirements

This program admits students through a petition selection process.
Learn more about the petition process

The following are required for admission:

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average required is 2.0
  • No prerequisite courses
  • Fall Start: Petition for program in March
  • Spring start: Petition for program in October
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Accreditation

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880; www.naacls.org

QUESTIONS?

Healthcare Academic & Career Pathway
262-238-2281healthpathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, H Building, Room H116
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 11/22/2020