Health Sciences Pathway 


**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 Virtual Phlebotomy simulation and clinical placement.

This training prepares students for the NHA examination (National Health Careers Association) to become a certified phlebotomy technician. 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 1020) and Internship (HPR 1080) must be successfully completed with a "C" or better to enable students to sit for a national certifying exam. HPR 1020 is a lecture and lab course whereas HPR 1080 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).


  • A phlebotomy student should enter the program with basic computer skills to include, but not limited to; word processing, the creation of PowerPoint presentations, and use email. Students must have access to a computer as most faculty utilize email and educational learning platforms at the college for communication and course delivery. If you feel under-prepared in this area, please consider taking CIS 1010 – Introduction to Computing Technology.
  • Have current immunizations are required by program
  • Complete a background check and a 10-panel drug screen prior to clinical placement (students are subject to random drug-screening throughout the program)
  • Obtain a TB skin test or negative verification
  • Obtain a Flu vaccine (during flu season)
  • Demonstrate College Readiness ( 


HPR 1020Phlebotomy4
HPR 1080Internship3
Total Credits7