Phlebotomy

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Program Number: 

90513A

Credits: 

3.00

In this three-credit course, you’ll learn to effectively and efficiently obtain quality blood samples for laboratory testing.

Program-specific courses are held in the Health Science Center, a shared facility located a few blocks from the La Crosse main campus. Check our maps page for specific location information.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Phlebotomy

This program will cost about $600* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Phlebotomist
Healthcare Support Worker

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Phlebotomy program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program's Essential Functions, complete a background check, and provide proof of immunization (including a TB Test).  You can find links to these documents below.  In addition, you will need certification in professional-level CPR.  The last step for admission to the program will be to complete an Intent to Enroll form. Please see the details below.

Additional Information

Course Sequence and Delivery

The Phlebotomy Skills and Experience course is 3 credits and runs the entire length of the term. For the first half of the term, you will attend lecture and practice your skills in lab for two hours a day, two days a week. After you complete the lecture and lab portion of the course on campus, you will begin clinical rotations to obtain real-world experience. The clinical rotation consists of 64 hours and is completed during the second half of the course. You will be scheduled for at least two 4-hour blocks of time at your clinical site each week for a total of 8 hours per week.

The availability of clinical slots for Phlebotomy students is wholly dependent on the operational demands of our clinical partners. Clinical time may be held at any time between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on any weekday, Monday through Friday. Although our Clinical Coordinator will do her best to accommodate students’ work and class schedules, we are unable to determine in advance where and when students will be assigned to clinical. This information will be shared with students during the fourth week of class.

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