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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 or titer (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox- proof of vaccination or titer required at some clinical sites)
    • Hepatitis B Series (or waiver)
    • Meningococcal Injection (or waiver)
    • Titer (bloodwork to prove immunity)
  3. Specific Criminal Background Check through Certified Background
    • Passing background check is required prior to the clinicals. See the Phlebotomy Handbook link for background check instructions.
    • Students are encouraged to submit the BG Check prior to class registration, as submission of the background check is no guarantee of passing.
  4. Scrubs, required for the clinical
  5. A watch that can count 60 seconds (cell phones may not be used as a watch)
  6. Paperwork Packet (available in D2L once class begins

Phlebotomist Salaries


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

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2013)

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