Phlebotomy Technician

Health Sciences

This 180-hour certificate program prepares students to collect, transport and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis. The program includes 60 hours of classroom instruction in anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, infection control and safety principles, medical terminology and customer service skills, based on the latest Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) standards. Students will also learn to meet minimum competencies in phlebotomy by participating in 120 clinical hours at various local laboratories. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible and adequately prepared to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician certification examination.

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

Paying for the Program


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

Career Outlook


Estimated annual salary for Phlebotomy Technician graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • Phlebotomist
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
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  • 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

  • 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
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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.

Charissa Wegmann
Health/Safety Program Developer

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