Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Technical Diploma

The procedure for drawing blood has been practiced for centuries, yet today phlebotomy remains one of the most important and fundamental of medical procedures. The result is life-giving, whether blood is drawn to determine health status and treatment or is used for another patient in need of a blood transfusion.

A Closer Look

A combination of art and science, phlebotomy requires trust between patient and technician, but good phlebotomy technicians do more than ease their nervous patients through the process of a needle poke. They also know the right equipment and timing for the draw, and they are experts in techniques that minimize discomfort.

In addition to performing blood draws, phlebotomists explain the procedure to patients, assist in the recovery of patients who experience adverse reaction, and process the blood for donation or analysis.

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Phlebotomy Technician program teaches blood collecting techniques to provide samples for lab analysis, including venipuncture, skin punctures, and arterial punctures. You will also learn to perform various lab procedures, including specimen processing.

Our program is among the few in Wisconsin approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The course of study is quick and hands on, with a 13-credit preparatory semester followed by a 12-credit semester that includes a practicum at a regional health care agency. Graduates are prepared to take a voluntary national certification exam.


  • Clinical Lab Assistant
  • Donor Phlebotomy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant

Your Instructors

The instructors in the Phlebotomy Technician program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!


Nichol earned her BS from UW-Stevens Point and has worked as a certified medical technologist in various clinical settings for over 20 years. She enjoys working directly with patients to support specimen collection in order to provide clinicians with accurate test results.

“I enjoy teaching because it gives me the opportunity to see students progress from day one to the end of the program when they are confident and career-ready.”


Mike earned a master’s degree in biology from San Diego State University. Ever since, he has taught higher education to students from various backgrounds. He enjoys exploring the science behind the methods of health care professionals and is always amazed at how much more there is to learn.

“The students at Mid-State have proven to me that individuals can be driven to accomplish their goals while still enjoying what they’re learning.”

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more. If you are unable to access this document, please contact a new student specialist by calling 888.575.6782.

Accredatation Information

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
773.714.8880 •

Phlebotomy Lab/Practicum Clinical Affiliations  |  Accreditation Outcomes


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10501101 Medical Terminology 3.00
10501109 Medical Law, Ethics, and Professionalism 2.00
10501123 Student Success in Allied Health 1.00
10513101 Basic Clinical Laboratory Techniques 3.00
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
(13 Credits)
Term: 2
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10501110 Healthcare Communication Strategies 2.00
10513116 Principles of Phlebotomy 3.00
10513119 Phlebotomy Clinical 4.00
(12 Credits)
Total Credits: 25