Phlebotomy Certification

Phlebotomy Certificate

Offered at: Larimer


8 credits
(1 semester)                          

This certificate is designed to provide students with entry-level skills required for employment as a phlebotomist. Classes, labs and a clinical are usually completed in one semester. With evening and Saturday classes you can earn phlebotomy certification while working. 

After completing the certificate you will be qualified to take the national registry examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. The ASCP certification is the preferred Phlebotomy certification, and is valid throughout the United States.

See required courses.

Download the Phlebotomy Student Handbook

Phlebotomist Salaries

  Entry Average Experienced
Phlebotomist $26,823 $34,394 $38,179

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2013)

Phlebotomy Classes in Loveland

Phlebotomy training is offered through the FRCC Larimer Campus, however, classes are held at the Community Learning Center in the Thompson School District Building, 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, and at clinical sites in northern Colorado. See map and directions.

A textbook and student lab kit will need to be purchased from the Larimer campus bookstore.

Clinicals: Hands-On Experience

As part of our phlebotomy training, students will participate with the instructor in a two-day clinical in a hospital setting, and a two week rotation at a local clinical laboratory site. Scrubs, a watch, and documentation of the following immunizations are required for the clinicals:

  • Current negative TB test
  • Flu shot in the fall and spring semesters
  • Two MMR injections (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Hepatitis B (or waiver)
  • Meningococcal (or waiver)

 Required Background Check

Effective October, 1, 2014, students must pass a background check through Certified Background. Students are encouraged to submit the background check prior to class registration, as submission of the background check is no guarantee of passing.