Phlebotomist/Specimen Processor

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Program Number: 30-513-2
Technical Diploma
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend
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

Your academic journey can continue at a four-year college or university. Earn your associate degree at Moraine Park and then apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Starting at MPTC makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordableaccessible and convenient. You can go anywhere as MPTC has transfer agreements with colleges and universities both in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

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

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

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Credit for Prior Learning

Transform the skills and abilities developed through previous experience into college credit through MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning process. 

  • Transfer credit from other colleges/universities
  • Earn college credit for your military training and experience
  • Earn college credit via Advance Placement, CLEP, DANTES/DSST or MPTC Challenge Exams
  • Earn college credit from previous/current work and life experiences

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

Approximate Costs



  • $149.50 per credit (resident)
  • $224.25 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

  • $5.00 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $13.45 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $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.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates