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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


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.


Faculty and Health Pathway Advisors will advise and guide students through the program while maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.  Private advising spaces are available for meetings with students.  Student records are kept confidential at all times in locked cabinets or under password protection for electronic records. MATC adheres to all FERPA regulations with regard to release of student information.  All faculty are bound to a code of conduct that requires impartiality when doing student assessment and advising. 

Phlebotomy Clinical Sites

  • Advocate Aurora Health Care
  • Ascension
  • Froedtert Health
  • Children's Wisconsin


In the rare instance that clinical assignment for an eligible student cannot be immediately guaranteed, the faculty will work to gain placement as soon as reasonably possible.  Students will be placed sequentially in the order of their enrollment in the program. If a placement is not possible for the current semester, that student will be placed first the following semester.


Phlebotomy Instructors



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Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
CLABT-110 Basic Lab Skills ‡ 1
CLABT-111 Phlebotomy ‡ 2

Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
HEALTH-101 Medical Terminology * ^ 3
HEALTH-104 Contemporary Healthcare Practices ^ 2
HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare * ^ 2
MLABT-161 Computer Applications for the Medical Laboratory ‡ 1
MLABT-166 Phlebotomy Clinical Experience ‡ 3



‡ 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.

Search for available classes now (link) to see course descriptions, class times and locations.

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.


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 Events 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 2023

Job Placement Rates
a) 7/1/20 - 6/30/21 83% (14 graduates)
b) 7/1/21 - 6/30/22 100% (24 graduates)
c) 7/1/22 - 6/30/23 78% (18 graduates)

Program Graduate Certification Licensure Pass Rate
(note: certification not required in WI)
a) 7/1/20 - 6/30/21: 0% (1 student)
b) 7/1/21 - 6/30/22: 100% (2 students)
c) 7/1/22 - 6/30/23: 100% (3 students)

Graduation & Attrition Rates
a) 7/1/20-6/30/21 Enrolled in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 = 14
Graduation Rate = 87%
Attrition Rate = 13%

b) 7/1/21-6/30/22 Enrolled in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 = 24
Graduation Rate = 91%
Attrition Rate = 9%

c) 7/1/22-6/30/23 Enrolled in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 = 18
Graduation Rate = 94%
Attrition Rate = 6%

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

Possible Careers

Laboratory Assistant

Admission Requirements

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

The following are required for admission:

  • Cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.3 or higher
  • No prerequisite courses
  • Fall start: Petition for program in March
  • Spring start: Petition for program in October



This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; 773-714-8880;


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Last updated: 03/22/2024