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Madison WI 53704

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Phlebotomist/Specimen Processor

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 305132

Overview

The phlebotomy technician or specimen processor is a vital role in nearly every type of health care facility. Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations or research.

If you are people-oriented, have strong attention to detail and have good manual dexterity, Madison Area Technical College's phlebotomy training may be right for you.

Training & Locations

Phlebotomy Training classes are now offered at only one campus per semester, rotating between the Truax, Portage, Fort Atkinson and Reedsburg campuses.

Spring 2019 Phlebotomy training 

  • Offered at Madison College's Fort Atkinson Campus

Training Consists of two courses:

Both courses must be taken in the same semester.

Expect to spend at least six hours per week beyond scheduled class time to study course material and complete assignments.

This training includes a clinical rotation that takes place during daytime hours only due to limited availability of instructional personnel during evening and nighttime hours. You must have transportation to travel outside the immediate Madison area for clinical rotation sites if required.

After registration, you will be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current required-immunizations, accident insurance and current Healthcare Provider CPR certification (please see details below).

This training is not financial aid eligible.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Admission

To Apply
 

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210. 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

COURSES


Outcomes

Basic Lab Skills (10-513-110) is the first course in the two-course sequence of the Phlebotomy Training. Students must successfully complete Basic Lab Skills before beginning the second course in the program, Phlebotomy (10-513-111). Throughout the Phlebotomy Training, students acquire various skills that prepare them for entry-level phlebotomy positions. 

A student who successfully completes the Basic Lab Skills course will be able to:

  1. Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
  2. Select appropriate personal protective equipment for the task.
  3. Properly contain and dispose of biohazardous waste.
  4. Demonstrate proper hand washing technique.
  5. Identify pre-analytical variables that affect results and take appropriate corrective action.
  6. Perform basic mathematical functions and conversions.
  7. Perform and monitor quality control for waived testing.
  8. Perform and report waived tests.
  9. Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner.
  10. Model professional behavior, ethics and appearance.
  11. Work effectively as a team member recognizing the comprehensive impact this has on health care.


A student who successfully completes the Phlebotomy course will be able to:

  1. Ensure patient safety through accurate patient identification and specimen labeling.
  2. Perform venipuncture using appropriately chosen equipment for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
  3. Perform capillary punctures.
  4. Discuss concerns for collecting arterial punctures to ensure patient safety.
  5. Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
  6. Select appropriate personal protective equipment for the task.
  7. Properly contain and dispose of biohazardous waste.
  8. Demonstrate proper hand washing technique
  9. Identify pre-analytical variables that affect results and take appropriate corrective action.
  10. Record specimen collection times in military hours.
  11. Perform and monitor quality control for waived testing.
  12. Perform and report waived tests.
  13. Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner.
  14. Model professional behavior, ethics and appearance.
  15. Maintain patient confidentiality and follow HIPAA protocols.
  16. Work effectively as a team member recognizing the comprehensive impact this has on health care.
Careers

Earning your Specimen Processing/Phlebotomist technical diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a:

  • Specimen Processing: processing patient specimens, performing waived laboratory tests on blood, urine, and body fluids to help in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury in a hospital or clinic laboratory.
  • Phlebotomist: Performing routine venipuncture and capillary on patients.

With additional training and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    3
    Tuition
    $402.60
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $153.00
    Other Costs
    $188.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $743.60

Related Training

 If you also wish to pursue the Medical Laboratory Technician degree, you will need to complete the admission and petition requirements for that program. 

Mandatory Requirements (to complete after registration only)

The following items must be uploaded and approved by CastleBranch, by week 4 of class. Failure to comply with this policy may result in immediate dismissal from the training. 

1. Background Information Disclosure Form and immunization documentation.
For processing of these requirements, use the appropriate code below to create and pay for your account at CastleBranch:

Package code for TRUAX campus: MK05truax

Package code for Fort Atkinson campus: MK05fort

Package code for Portage campus: MK05port

Package code for Reedsburg campus: MK05reeds

2. Proof of insurance. You are required to have accident insurance.
If you do not have your own health insurance, accident-only insurance is available through Madison College for $23.00 per semester.

3. Proof of current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. One of the following courses is required: 
American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider OR
American Heart Association BLS Health Care Providers OR
American Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers OR
Madison Area Technical College CPR/AED Certification for infants, children and adults. 
These are two-person CPR for infants through adults, with AED training. Online classes do not meet this requirement.