Phlebotomy Tech in training

Phlebotomy Technician

 

Application Dates

The application for fall semester opens on April 1 and the application for spring semester opens on October 1.

Why PCC?

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.

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:

  1. All academic requirements must be met (assessment scores or classes with a "C" or better)
  2. Chronological date of application submitted
  3. Cleared background check
  4. 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.

 

Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Program Information

Location
Pueblo Campus, Fremont Campus
Pathway
Health Professions
Awards
Certificate, Mini-Certificate
Course Availability
Evening
Program Start
Fall, Spring
Program Length
1 Semesters