Tuesday – December 11, 2018

Phlebotomy Diploma - curriculum
2012-13 Phlebotomy Technical Diploma —
Downtown Milwaukee and West Allis Campuses
Program Code: 30-513-1

This curriculum goes into effect as of summer 2012.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Overview — Phlebotomy is a one-semester program that emphasizes the skills, theory and practical applications of phlebotomy. During the clinical course, students acquire experience at a medical facility. The program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631 (312-714-8880).

Career Outlook — The demand for phlebotomists continues to grow, and their role in health care will continue to expand. Phlebotomists perform various functions such as blood drawing, specimen processing, lab procedures and clerical duties. For additional career information, visit www.ascp.org

Added Career Value — When you finish this diploma program, you will have earned 18 credits toward the Healthcare Services Management associate degree. See your program advisor for details.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Collect, transport, handle and process blood specimens for analysis
  • Recognize the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system
  • Relate the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology to the major areas of the clinical laboratory, and to general pathologic conditions associated with body systems
  • Identify and select equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection
  • Recognize factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and take appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable
  • Recognize and adhere to infection control and safety policies and procedures
  • Monitor quality control within predetermined limits
  • Recognize the various components of the health care delivery system
  • Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect for their jobs and patient care
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers and other health care personnel and with the public
  • Demonstrate an understanding of requisitioning and the legal implications of the work environment
  • Apply basic principles in learning new techniques and procedures
  • Recognize and act upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence
  • Upon graduation and initial employment, the phlebotomist will be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the above areas of professional practice. Refer to the NAACLS Phlebotomist Competencies.

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process:

What is the petitioning process? (PDF)
Am I ready to petition? (PDF)
Petition Packet (PDF)

Future Opportunities — As a graduate, you are eligible to write national certifying examinations. The career ladder has additional job opportunities in other health-related areas, including laboratory assistant and medical laboratory technology.

Possible Careers:

Laboratory Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology

Related Programs:

Clinical Laboratory Technician
Pharmacy Technician
Health Unit Coordinator
Medical Assistant

For more information:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus — 414-297-MATC
West Allis Campus — 414-456-5310

Curriculum effective 2012-13.






Basic Lab Skills (6 weeks)




Phlebotomy (6 weeks)




Communication Skills 1 ‡




Medical Terminology




Introduction to Computing for Health Care ‡




Computer Applications for the Medical Laboratory ‡




Phlebotomy Clinical Experiences ‡



Psychology of Human Relations








                                                                     TOTAL CREDITS: 18







Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

‡ Prerequisite required.

* May be taken prior to entering the program.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.