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Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Code: 905131

The Phlebotomy Certificate teaches blood-collecting techniques that include venipuncture, and skin punctures to provide samples necessary for lab analysis. Students also learn techniques and procedures needed to assist with various lab procedures, including specimen processing. The phlebotomist must recognize any conditions that might alter collections, correlate types of lab tests to the written diagnosis, and communicate with both the laboratory and the patients to provide the best care possible and assure specimen integrity.

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Earn your Healthcare Customer Service Representative Certificate while working toward your Phlebotomy Certificate.

10-501-101 Medical Terminology

10-501-104 Culture of Healthcare

10-501-107 Digital Literacy Healthcare

Approximate Certificate Costs

$2,943

Tuition: $2,337

Books: $506

Supplies: $100

Certificate Completers will be able to

  • Collect blood samples by venous and capillary techniques.
  • Use methods that comply with OSHA Needlestick Safety Standards.
  • Process and prepare specimens for testing.
  • Take a national exam to become a certified Phlebotomy Technician.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

  • 315091, Medical Assistant
  • 105131, Medical Laboratory Technician
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Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Submit the following to transcripts@nwtc.edu:
  • High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript).
  • College transcript.
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Curriculum
First Semester
Semester Total
6
Total Credits
6

Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or higher in the following courses: Medical Terminology, Basic Lab Skills, and Phlebotomy. A student may repeat that particular course to achieve a “C” or better final grade in order to continue in or complete this certificate.

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Board/Certification Examinations

Certificate completers are eligible to take the Phlebotomy Technician certification examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Wisconsin Caregiver Law

NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through www.castlebranch.com AND complete a Background Information Disclosure (BID) form disclosing any acts, crimes, or convictions prior to program entry. The information provided in the BID form must be truthful and match any findings on the criminal record check. Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.

Note

  • A maximum of 16 students will be accepted to the Certificate in each Spring and Fall semester.
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