Our instructors are certified phlebotomy technicians with years of experience working in both hospital and outpatient clinical settings. Through a combination of lectures, labs and hands-on training, they will ensure that you are well prepared to begin your career as a phlebotomy technician.
Why did you choose PCC?
Choosing PCC for classes was an opportunity. For years I wanted to take a phlebotomy course but being employed full time made it a challenge. When the Care Forward Colorado* initiative was advertised, I felt this is the chance to better myself as a mature woman. I needed to keep myself employable.
*The Care Forward Colorado program covers tuition, fees and course material costs for students who enroll in specific short-term health care programs.
What will I learn?
Phlebotomy technicians collect and process a patient's blood. This program trains you to work as part of a laboratory team, to draw blood samples for diagnostic medical tests, and to keep careful records of blood tests. You will learn to perform all duties associated with the practice of phlebotomy so you can work in hospitals, physician offices, independent laboratories and health maintenance organizations.
PCC’s one-semester, three course program covers venipuncture, finger puncture, quality control, infection control, safety procedures and clinical experience. Learning experiences include lecture, lab and clinical hours in local laboratories.
You will complete class lectures, simulated labs and a clinical internship to perfect blood drawing skills and prepare you for the workforce as a qualified phlebotomist. The locations and times of clinical hours may vary; the majority will be day shifts but some evening shifts may be available. When you successfully complete this program, you will be eligible to take the National Phlebotomy Registry Exam.
Applicants must pass a drug screen and background check before full acceptance into the program. Additional requirements must be met prior to placement in a clinical setting.
Applications will be assessed in the following manner:
- All academic requirements must be met (assessment scores or classes with a "C" or better)
- Chronological date of application submitted
- Cleared background check
- Negative drug screen (includes a negative screen for THC)
If you have questions about the screening process please call 719-549-3280. The sooner you submit your application, the better the chance of being conditionally accepted.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
The licensure requirements for the Phlebotomy Technician may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit the Phlebotomy Certification to identify the program requirements for Colorado and each state in which you plan to live and practice.
PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program.
PCC has not determined if the Phlebotomy Technician meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.