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Phlebotomy

Offered at: FRCC-Loveland, Westminster

FRCC offers hands-on phlebotomy training for students who are interested in phlebotomy certification. Our phlebotomy classes teach students how to successfully assist in the process of drawing and handling blood for testing.

Phlebotomy

7 credits
(1 semester)

This Phlebotomy program 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.

There are four agencies that recognize the Front Range Phlebotomy Program, and 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).  Exam cost is additional and is not included in tuition.

Phlebotomy certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

See admission requirements by campus. 

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Apply entry-level phlebotomy (obtaining blood from the body) knowledge and skills, using national phlebotomy standards, in the Phlebotomist role in the clinical setting. 
  2. Provide appropriate customer service, adhere to confidentiality laws and follow HIPAA regulations.  
  3. Follow workplace safety and infection control standards and protocols in all aspects of care, and apply OSHA standards in laboratory settings, including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) with blood and body fluid precautions. 
  4. Use medical terminology, anatomy and physiology knowledge appropriately as it applies to the phlebotomy setting. 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the circulatory system, and identify the veins used in venipunctures and phlebotomy skills.
  6. Properly use standard phlebotomy equipment and supplies, including lancets, butterfly set-ups and syringes.
  7. Demonstrate accuracy in venipuncture techniques, blood collections, specimen collections, age-specific protocols and lab protocols, and provide quality assurance in all phases of specimen handling and lab protocols. 
  8. Accurately handle special collections for blood and non-blood specimens, including capillary techniques, finger sticks and heel sticks, specimen processing, centrifugation and aliquoting.
  9. Demonstrate standard point-of-care testing and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments)-waived testing. 
 

Phlebotomy Classes at FRCC in Loveland

Phlebotomy training is offered through the FRCC Larimer Campus at FRCC-Loveland and at clinical sites in northern Colorado.See map and directions.

Phlebotomy Classes in Westminster

Phlebotomy training is offered at the FRCC Westminster Campus. See map and directions.

  • You can start the Phlebotomy program in the fall or spring semester.
  • Information Sessions: Learn more about our Phlebotomy certificate every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. on the A Level. This information session is mandatory for students choosing to enroll in the course.

Phlebotomist Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Phlebotomist $28,530
$35,800
$39,435

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2018)

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