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The Phlebotomy program requires application submission for program admission.

Here is the Spring 2022 Application. This application is due to Vicki Bond by November 12, 2021. Electronic submissions only. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator Vicki Bond at vicki.bond@ppcc.edu or 719-502-3324.

Program revisions and updates are effective Summer 2020. Please review documents under FAQ & Resources page.

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Why Choose Phlebotomy at PPCC?

Choosing to study phlebotomy at PPCC can lead to a successful career in the rapidly-growing healthcare industry. You can expect to learn how to perform blood draws, urinalysis, and point-of-care testing for conditions such as diabetes, influenza, and strep. You will experience hands-on learning as well as classroom instruction, all based at the Centennial Campus. In addition to blood drawing, classes also include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and healthcare customer service. With a high job placement and expected continued growth, you can expect a career as a phlebotomist in a private lab, hospital, or other healthcare facility. 

 

What will I study?

The phlebotomy program courses (HPR 112 & HPR 113 & HPR 101) are based at the Centennial Campus on South Academy only.

At PPCC, phlebotomy students will learn to acquire specimens for laboratory analysis. This may include blood draws, urinalysis, point of care testing, such as blood sugar, urine pregnancy, rapid beta strep and influenza testing.

In addition to specimen collection, phlebotomists also decide which tests can be done locally or must be transported to a laboratory for analysis.

Certificate program classes include: anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, customer service in healthcare, and law & ethics in healthcare. Beginning and advanced techniques for blood drawing are completed in two separate classes.

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Example Classes I Might Take

Introduces the student to the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining the most common prefixes, root and suffixes. Includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging. Class structure provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relatives use in the healthcare setting. This is a fully online class.
Teaches the duties associated with the practice of venipuncture, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures. Students will have experience with quality control, infection control, and safety procedures as well as laboratory computer systems.
Introduces student to the study and application medico-legal concepts in medical careers. This course seeks to establish a foundation for ethical behavior and decision making in health professions.

Career Options

Getting a Certification in Phlebotomy allows you to perform job duties in laboratory settings. Job title includes:

  • Phlebotomist
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Clinical laboratory phlebotomist

Careers in MOT

Program Learning outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient in the completion of this program. PLO's link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Phlebotomy Certification Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

Students will be able to:

  1. Illustrate body system structures.
  2. Apply medical terminology in appropriate situations.
  3. Discuss legal and ethical issues as applicable to health professions.
  4. Apply effective interpersonal skills for diverse patient and medical professionals.
  5. Obtain blood and other body specimens for laboratory analysis.
  6. Perform point of care testing.