As a phlebotomist, you'll play an important role in what can be a scary or stressful moment for many patients. Our supportive faculty will teach you the skills you need, and you'll get plenty of experience drawing blood and handling samples for medical testing. We'll help you get ready for this in-demand career in just one semester.
Why Study Phlebotomy at Front Range Community College?
Begin your career as a phlebotomist — drawing blood for testing, research, transfusions and other needs. At FRCC, you'll have expert faculty, personal attention, and plenty of hands-on training. Plus, our program doesn't take long. Our one-semester phlebotomy program will get you ready for in-demand jobs quickly.
Our experienced faculty will teach you the proper technique for blood draws, storage and transfer. Importantly, you'll also learn how to help relax patients and work with donors who may be averse to blood or needles.
In this program, you'll practice blood draws and handling in labs and clinical experiences. With your coursework and training, you'll be more than ready to take the certifying exam. Once you pass, you'll be able to work in hospitals, doctor's offices and labs.
Zero-Cost Certificate Program
You can now complete FRCC's phlebotomy certificate program at no cost to you. Thanks to the Care Forward Colorado grant program, phlebotomy students can have their tuition, fees and course materials completely covered. To receive the scholarship money, simply apply for financial aid. Whatever isn’t covered by financial aid will be covered by Care Forward dollars through May 2025. Learn more about the program.
Program Locations: Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster
Total Credits: 5 credits (1 semester)
Earn the skills to become an entry-level phlebotomist in one semester. You'll learn and practice important blood drawing skills. You'll also learn about good healthcare practices including:
- Quality control
- Infection control
- Safety procedures
- Laboratory computer systems
You'll prepare to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam offered by the National Health Career Association (NHA).east View Program Detailseast See Phlebotomy Program Requirements
Careers & Outcomes
Your certificate program in phlebotomy can open doors for a career in health facilities.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
If you live in Larimer County and enroll in one of the certificate programs, you may be eligible for scholarship funding from the Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD) department. The funds may help pay for tuition, fees and other expenses. Visit the LCEWD department for more information.