Bonnie Housh, Coordinator
Phlebotomy technicians collect and process a patient’s blood for future use or analysis. This program trains you to work as part of a laboratory team, draw blood samples for medical tests and blood donations and keep careful records of blood tests. It prepares you to perform all duties associated with the practice of phlebotomy so you can work in hospitals, physician offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations and public facilities. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment estimates Phlebotomists earn from $28,172 to $40,259, with a mean annual salary of $36,230. You do not need certification to become employed as a phlebotomy technician; however, certification can increase your earnings.
This is a one-semester, three-course certificate program. Courses cover venipuncture, capillary puncture, quality control, infection control, safety procedures and laboratory computer systems. You will participate in laboratory and clinical experiences to perfect blood drawing skills and prepare you for the workforce as a qualified phlebotomist. When you successfully complete this program, you are eligible to sit for the National Phlebotomy Registry Exam.
Students must apply for admission to the program (through the program coordinator or the administrative assistant for the Health Professions Division). Students are conditionally accepted into the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must pass a background check and drug screen to be admitted into the program. Additional requirements must be met prior to placement in a clinical setting. Applications are available May 1 with a submission deadline of July 15 for fall semester and October 1 with a submission deadline of December 15 for spring semester.