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.