Program CoordinatorBonnie Housh 719-549-3198 Bonnie.Housh@pueblocc.edu
Fremont CampusJoshua Johns719-296-6117Joshua.Johns@pueblocc.edu
Program Start Term: Fall & Spring
Average Class Size: 15-20
Program Length: 1 Semester
Part-Time or Full-Time: Part-Time
Course Availability: Evening Classes & Internship
Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont
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Career InformationPhlebotomy 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. It prepares you to perform all duties associated with the practice of phlebotomy so you can work in hospitals, physician offices, independent laboratories, and health maintenance organizations.
What Will I LearnThis is a one-semester, three course program. Courses cover venipuncture, finger puncture, quality control, infection control, safety procedures, and clinical experience. Learning experiences include lecture, lab, and clinical exposure in local laboratories. You will participate in laboratory and clinical experiences to perfect blood drawing skills and prepare you for the workforce as a qualified phlebotomist. Students are required to complete 40 hours of lecture/didactic and 120 hours of clinical internship. Sites and times of clinical hours may vary. The majority of clinic hours will be day shift. A few evening shifts may be available. When you successfully complete this program, you are eligible to sit for the National Phlebotomy Registry Exam.
Our Experienced FacultyInstructors are Certified Phlebotomy Technicians with years of experience working in both the hospital and outpatient clinical settings.
Program RequirementsApplicants 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. To be eligible for admission into the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program, you must have an assessment score of 62+ in reading comprehension, 95+ in sentence skills, and 45+ in elementary math, OR have successfully completed CCR 092 and MAT 050 with a "C" or better; and a completed application.
Applications will be assessed in the following manner:
Academic requirements must be meet first before proceeding with a conditional acceptance into the program. If you have questions about the screening process please call: (719) 549-3280. The sooner you submit your application the better chance of being conditionally accepted into the program
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.
The National median salary for Certified Phlebotomist is $14.29/hour or $29,730 per year. The US Department of Labor has a forecast of 27% job growth for pharmacy technicians between the years 2012-22.