Phlebotomy Technician

Health Sciences

Learn to collect, transport and process blood and specimens for laboratory analysis, infection control, safety principles, medical terminology and customer service skills based on the latest Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) standards through classroom and hands-on clinical experience at various local laboratories. You’ll be prepared for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician certification exam.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Cresco, Dubuque

Paying for the Program


There are many options available for tuition savings. Contact the Admissions or Financial Aid office for more information.

You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

  • Register and pay tuition now for the next class offering or Apply for Tuition Assistance
  • For Tuition Assistance contact an NICC Business and Community Solutions Program College and Career Coach to complete the following:
    • Tuition Assistance Program Application
    • CASAS Assessment
    • Interview
  • Attend a program orientation prior to class start date

The health sciences programs have additional admission requirements including background checks, health records and training requirements. Please review these requirements for program admission.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalency and transcripts
  • Provide proof of MMR and TDAP vaccine, Varicella immunization, Hepatitis B series and Two-Step Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Pass background check
  • Pass drug screening
  • One written letter of recommendation from a non-family source
  • Personal interview with a program official
Enrollment Information Request Information

In partnership with Greater Dubuque Development Corporation and Opportunity Dubuque, the College will provide child care assistance at no cost to those who qualify while students are in class for this program. Also, full-time employed graduates from this program may qualify for additional child care support for up to 12 months at a licensed or registered child care provider. Child care services are available in the Dubuque and Peosta areas only.

Kelly Deeney
CNA Coordinator Assistant/Health Program Developer

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1425
  • Location: Calmar

Jomarie Scholtes, R.N.
CNA & Health Coordinator

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 6905
  • Location: Calmar