Center for Health Sciences at Lowry
**This program is not eligible for federal student aid**
The phlebotomy certificate provides hands-on training to develop the entry-level skillsets necessary to be employed as a phlebotomist. This one-semester program includes seven-weeks in a lecture-lab environment with state-of-the-art simulation provided through Laerdal’s Virtual Phlebotomy simulation software and seven-weeks in a clinical placement. This certificate program is offered only in the evening at the Center for Health Sciences at Lowry.
This training prepares students for the ASCLS examination (American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science) to become a registered phlebotomist. Exam cost is additional and is not included in the tuition. Although certification is not required to work in Colorado as a phlebotomist, it is highly recommended as it enables students to be more marketable nationwide.
This certificate is designed to provide the student with entry-level skills required for employment as a phlebotomist. Both Phlebotomy (HPR 112) and Internship (HPR 180) must be successfully completed with a "C" or better to enable students to sit for a national certifying exam. HPR 112 is a lecture and lab course whereas HPR 180 is a clinical placement and a classroom component to prepare for the national exam. There are four agencies that recognize the CCD's phlebotomy program; students may choose which agency to sit for their certifying exam: American Society for Clinical Pathologist (ASCP), National Health Career Association (NHA), American Medical Technologist (AMT), and National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- A phlebotomy student should enter the program with basic computer skills to include, but not limited to, word processing, the creation of PowerPoint presentations, email, and use of D2L. Students must have access to a computer as most faculty utilize email and D2L for communication. If you feel under-prepared in this area, please consider taking CIS 110 – Introduction to Computing Technology.
- Have access to a computer as CCD email and D2L are used for communication.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Have immunizations to meet OSHA requirements.
- Complete a background check and a 10-panel drug screen prior to clinical placement (students are subject to random drug-screening throughout the program).