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Phlebotomy Certification

Offered at: Larimer

Phlebotomy

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.

This training prepares students for the national ASCP examination (American Society for Clinical Pathology). Exam cost is additional and not included in tuition. The ASCP certification is not required to work in Colorado as a Phlebotomist, but is highly recommended, as it is the premier certification to attain in Phlebotomy, and it enables students to be more marketable nationwide.

See required courses and course descriptions.

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.

Program Requirements

  1. A Phlebotomy textbook and student Phlebotomy Kit - available only at the Larimer Campus book store in Fort Collins
  2. Immunizations (copies of immunizations required prior to the clinical): 
    • Negative TB Test (less than 1 year old, and does not expire before completion of clinicals)
    • Seasonal Flu Shot (must be this year's vaccine, in fall and spring semesters)
    • Two MMR Injections (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, childhood or adult doses or titer)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox vaccination, titer or MD documented proof of disease)
    • Hepatitis B Series (titer or waiver)
    • Meningococcal Injection and TDap required at some clinical sites (TDap within last 10 years)
    • Titer (bloodwork to prove immunity)
  3. Specific Criminal Background Check and 10-Panel Drug Screen through Certified Background:
    • A Background Check and 10-Panel Drug Screen is required for the clinical rotation (HPR 113) and must be passed prior to clinical start.
    • Once the student submits background check information and creates an account at Certified Background, they are notified of the location of the nearest lab for the drug screen.
    • Students may be required to provide a copy of the Background Check or Drug Screen to the clinical site.
    • Submission of the Background Check & Drug Screen is no guarantee of passing. There are no appeals for a failed Background Check or Drug Screen.
    • Call the Phlebotomy Main Office for more information: 970-613-7580, Michelle/administrative assistant
  4. Specific Criminal Background Check through Certified Background
  5. Scrubs, required for the clinical
  6. A watch that can count 60 seconds (cell phones may not be used as a watch)
  7. Paperwork Packet (available in D2L once class begins)
  8. View/print the Phlebotomy Student Handbook

Phlebotomist Salaries


Entry Average Experienced
Phlebotomist $27,988
$35,584
$39,382

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2014)

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