Thursday – October 17, 2019

Phlebotomy (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 30-513-1


For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018; 312-714-8880;

Overview — Phlebotomists perform functions such as blood drawing, specimen processing, lab procedures and clerical duties.

This program emphasizes theory and practical skills of phlebotomy. Students acquire hands-on experience during on-campus laboratory sessions and also at local healthcare facilities.

As a graduate, you are eligible for national certifying examinations.

Mission Statement of Program: Upon graduation and initial employment, the graduate will be able to demonstrate entry level competencies in the area of professional practice as indicated in the standards for NAACLS approved Phlebotomy programs    

Student Outcomes (3-year average, 2013-2016):

Graduation Rate: 95% final half of program (110 students)
Certification Exam Pass Rate: 100% (6 students, exam not required for employment)

Career Pathway — You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate on the way to completing this program. After earning the Phlebotomy technical diploma, your credits can be applied toward completing the Healthcare Services Management associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — The demand for phlebotomists continues to grow, and their role in health care will continue to expand. The career ladder has additional job opportunities in other health-related areas, including laboratory assistant and medical laboratory technology. For additional career information, visit


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Adhere to infection control and safe practices
  • Perform specimen collection
  • Process specimens
  • Comply with legal regulations
  • Model professional behaviors


Admission Requirements  — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process

  • High school diploma or GED required.


Possible Careers
Laboratory Assistant

Related Programs
Healthcare Customer Service
Healthcare Services Management 
Medical Laboratory Technician
Health Unit Coordinator


List of Clinical Facilities where students may be assigned
Aurora Health Care – Aurora Consolidated Laboratories (ACL)

  • ACL-Burlington
  • ACL-Edgerton
  • ACL-Firehouse
  • ACL-Franklin
  • ACL-Good Hope
  • ACL-Grafton
  • ACL-Kenosha
  • ACL-Lake Geneva
  • ACL-Mayfair
  • ACL-Mequon
  • ACL-Racine
  • ACL-Sheboygan
  • ACL-Sinai
  • ACL-South Shore
  • ACL-St. Luke’s
  • ACL-Summit
  • ACL-West Allis

Columbia/St. Mary’s
Froedtert Health

  • Froedtert Town Hall Medical Center


Start Dates: August/January

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
Sixteen-Week Terms
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.







Basic Lab Skills (6 weeks) 





Phlebotomy (6 weeks) 





Communication Skills 1 *


    (or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡  



Medical Terminology * ^


(1) HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare * ^


(1) MLABT-161 Computer Applications for the Medical Laboratory ‡





Phlebotomy Clinical Experiences ‡





Culture of Healthcare ^






‡ Prerequisite required.

* May be taken prior to entering the program.

Note: CLABT-110,  CLABT-111 and MLABT-161 are co-requisites. Students need to have the knowledge base of CLABT-110 and CLABT-111 to take MLABT-161.

^ Counts toward earning the Healthcare Customer Service certificate. Contact a program advisor for details.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2019.