Phlebotomy Technician

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Why choose Phlebotomy Technician?

  • Blood collection was once the responsibility of the clinical lab technician or technologist, but today phlebotomy has evolved into its own full-time specialty profession.
  • A great career choice for those interested in the more technical side of the medical field while still having patient contact.
  • Phlebotomists perform important, often life-saving work and enjoy variety in their day.
  • Gain confidence with your new skills in our state-of-the art Healthcare Simulation Center.
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.

Program Locations

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

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 practicum at a regional health care agency. Graduates are prepared to take a voluntary national certification exam.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $2,139.90
  • Books: $384.60
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $158.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $2,682.50

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Explore other ways to help pay for college.

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10501101 Medical Terminology  3
  31509302 Human Body in Health & Disease 3
-or- 10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology  4
  10513110 Basic Lab Skills 1
  10513111 Phlebotomy  2
  10513117 Phlebotomy Clinical 2
  31801368 Workplace Communication  1
-or- 10501104 Contemporary Healthcare Practices  2
  Term Total   12-14 Credits
  Program Total   12-14 Credits



Nichol earned her BS in medical technology from UW–Stevens Point with minors in chemistry and biology. She brings over 20 years’ experience as a medical technologist in various clinical settings to her role as Mid-State’s Phlebotomy Technician program director. In order to keep current with the healthcare industry, she is currently employed in a medical laboratory as casual status, performing lab testing and specimen collection. This ensures her students receive the most up-to-date information.

“I love teaching specimen collection and lab skills! The best part is watching my students progressively grow throughout the duration of the program, becoming true professionals by the time they graduate.”


  • Phlebotomist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Blood Donor Specialist
  • Clinical Lab Assistant
  • Donor Phlebotomy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Specimen Processor



High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

Phlebotomy Technician Program Handbook

Accreditation Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mid-State Phlebotomy Technician program is to respond to the needs of the community by educating students to become qualified phlebotomy technicians who are competent, ethical, and professional, and who meet the needs of the patient and the organization.

Mid-State Phlebotomy Technician Program Director
Nichol Riedel, MLS (ASCP)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Phlebotomy Lab/Practicum Clinical Affiliations
Institution City/State
Marshfield Clinic Health System Marshfield, WI
Aspirus Riverview Hospital Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Stevens Point, WI
Aspirus Doctors Clinic Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Aspirus Plover Hospital Plover, WI
Aspirus Wausau Hospital Wausau, WI
ThedaCare Medical Center Waupaca, WI
Krohn Clinic Black River Falls, WI
Marshfield Medical Center - River Region Stevens Point, WI
Program Outcomes

Graduation and Attrition Rates
Students who begin the second half of the Phlebotomy Technician program which is defined as Phlebotomy Clinical.

Measurement Period Graduation Rate Attrition Rate
7/1/22 – 6/30/23 100% 0%
7/1/21 – 6/30/22 90% 10%
7/1/20 – 6/30/21 89% 11%
Three Year Average 93% 7%

Placement Rates
Employed in the field or closely related field and/or continued with education within one year of graduation.

Measurement Period Placement Rate
7/1/21 – 6/30/22 94%
7/1/20 – 6/30/21 92%
7/1/19 – 6/30/20 100%
Three Year Average 94%

Certification Exam Pass Rate
Graduates who sat for the ASCP Board of Certification Exam within the first year of graduation (optional). 

Measurement Period Pass Rate National Average
7/1/21 – 6/30/22 100% 92%
7/1/20 – 6/30/21 100% 92%
7/1/19 – 6/30/20 100% 91%
Three Year Average 100%  
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"The Phlebotomy Technician program at Mid-State was a life-changing experience. It was challenging but engaging with its combination of artful technique and scientific precision."


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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