Phlebotomist/Specimen Processor

Program Number: 30-513-2
Technical Diploma
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is not eligible for financial aid

Become a phlebotomist/specimen processor in one semester with a technical degree from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Phlebotomists play an important role in the medical field through the collection of blood and other patient samples for medical testing and diagnosis, as well as for donation to blood banks.

Become a phlebotomist with Moraine Park’s two-course technical diploma, which prepares individuals to collect blood specimens via venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures for the purposes of laboratory analysis.

Program graduates have the opportunity to continue their education through a direct pathway into the Medical Laboratory Technician associate’s degree.

What You’ll Learn

The phlebotomist courses are taken in sequence over one semester and give students a basic understanding of laboratory equipment, as well as medical terminology. The first course, Basic Lab Skills, explores laboratory science career options and the fundamental principles and procedures performed in the laboratory.  The second course, Phlebotomy, provides opportunities for students to perform routine venipuncture, routine capillary puncture and special collection procedures.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.

Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

  • Criminal Background Check

Students seeking direct pathway into the Medical Laboratory Technician associate degree will be required to complete:

  • Health Requirements

Credit for Prior Learning

Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:

  •   Previous college coursework from prior institutions
  •   Military training and experience
  •   Passing of MPTC or national exams
  •   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs



  • $146.20 per credit (resident)
  • $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
513-110 Basic Lab Skills 1
513-111 Phlebotomy 2
 Total Credits3


Earn a technical diploma and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as a Phlebotomist in laboratories found at hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, state and federal labs, and blood centers.