The Phlebotomy program requires application submission for program admission.

Here is the Spring 2020 Application. This application is due to Vicki Bond by November 4, 2019. Electronic submissions are accepted. 

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

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What to be a Phlebotomist?

Over the next 10 years, the need for phlebotomist is expected to grow at a very rapid rate. A certificate in Phlebotomy will provide you with the credentials many employers are looking for.

The program is based on the Centennial Campus on South Academy Blvd.

Blood and other body tissue analysis remains an essential function for laboratories and hospitals. The demand for phlebotomist will remain high as long as doctors and other healthcare professionals require blood work for analysis and diagnosis.

Phlebotomist are the front line professionals who collect the specimens needed for analysis at such places as mobile blood centers, dedication donation centers, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and many ambulatory care centers.

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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.

Specimen collection is only part of the job, processing and deciding which tests can be done locally or must be transported to a laboratory for analysis is also part of the decision making process.

Students will learn applicable anatomy & 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

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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                    Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify body system structures.
  2. Apply medical terminology in appropriate situations.
  3. Identify and 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.