Program CoordinatorBonnie Housh 719-549-3198 Bonnie.Housh@pueblocc.edu
Fremont CampusEric Ingmire 719-296-6105 Eric.Ingmire@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 for future use or analysis. This program trains you to work as part of a laboratory team, to draw blood samples for medical tests and blood donations, 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, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations, and public facilities.
What Will I LearnThis is a one-semester (two courses) certificate program. Courses cover venipuncture, capillary puncture, quality control, infection control, safety procedures, and laboratory computer systems. Learning experiences include lecture, lab, and clinical exposure in local pharmacies. 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.
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 Pharmacy Technician Certificate program, you must have an assessment score of 60 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.
Applications are available year round, with due dates for each semester. Fall Semester has a due date of April 15th and Spring Semester has a due date of November 15th.
Applications will be assessed in the following manor: 1. All academic requirements must be meet (assessment scores or classes with a "C" or better) 2. Chronological Date of Application Submitted 3. Cleared Background Check 4. Negative Drug Screen (To include a negative screen for THC, there will be NO exceptions for prescription illegal substances.)
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.