Tuesday – October 13, 2015


Technical Diploma
School of Health Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 30-513-1

For Information: 
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

— Phlebotomists perform various functions such as blood drawing, specimen processing, lab procedures and clerical duties. This one-semester program emphasizes the skills, theory and practical applications of phlebotomy. During the clinical course, students acquire experience at a medical facility. As a graduate, you are eligible to write national certifying examinations.

The program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 (312-714-8880).


Student Outcomes (2013):
Graduation Rate: 96%
Certification Exam Pass Rate: 100%

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 additional career information, visit www.ascp.org

Added Career Value
— When you finish this diploma program, you will have earned 18 credits toward completing 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 healthcare delivery system
  • Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and healthcare personnel and interact with them with respect for their jobs and patient care
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers and other healthcare personnel
  • 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. 
Learn more about the petition process


Possible Careers:
Laboratory Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology

Related Programs:
Medical Laboratory Technician
Health Unit Coordinator
Medical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.






Basic Lab Skills (6 weeks) 




Phlebotomy (6 weeks) 




Communication Skills 1 * ‡




Medical Terminology *


HEALTH-107 Introduction to Computing for Healthcare *


  MLABT-161 Computer Applications for the Medical Laboratory ‡





Phlebotomy Clinical Experiences ‡




Psychology of Human Relations *





‡ Prerequisite required.

* May be taken prior to entering the program.

Note: CLABT-110,  CLABT-111 and MLABT-161 are co-requisites. Students need to have the knowledge base of CLABT-110 and CLABT-111 to take MLABT-161.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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


Page updated June 2014.