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Degree Type: Certificate, CER

Pathway: Health Sciences

Program Length: 1 semester

Location: Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation

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Why Choose Phlebotomy at PPSC?

Choosing to study phlebotomy at PPSC can lead to a successful career in the rapidly-growing healthcare industry. You can expect to learn how to perform blood draws, urinalysis, and point-of-care testing for conditions such as diabetes, influenza, and strep. You will experience hands-on learning as well as classroom instruction, all based at the CHES Campus. In addition to taking phlebotomy classes, the curriculum also includes medical terminology and healthcare customer service. With a high job placement and expected continued growth, you can expect a career as a phlebotomist in a private lab, hospital, or other healthcare facility. 

What kind of Salary Can You Expect?


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Job Growth


The demand for Phlebotomist has increased by 25% per year and is expected to continue to increase dramatically.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Job Placement


Upon graduating with the Phlebotomy Certification over 90% of our students get jobs in the industry. This certification is valid across the United States.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Phlebotomy Classes You Might Take

At PPSC, phlebotomy students will learn to acquire specimens for laboratory analysis. This may include blood draws, urinalysis, point of care testing, such as blood sugar, urine pregnancy, rapid beta strep and influenza testing.

In addition to specimen collection, phlebotomists also decide which tests can be done locally or must be transported to a laboratory for analysis.

Certificate program classes include: medical terminology, customer service in healthcare, and law & ethics in healthcare. Beginning and advanced phlebotomy techniques are completed in two separate classes.

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class 1

Discusses the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining prefixes, roots, and suffixes. This class includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation and spelling of terms used in the healthcare setting.

class 2

Covers the duties associated with the practice of venipuncture, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures. This course provides experience with quality control, infection control, safety procedures, as well as laboratory computer systems. Successful completion of this course, with an adequate number of blood draws, will constitute eligibility for application for a National Phlebotomy Registry Examination.

class 3

Introduces student to the study and application medico-legal concepts in medical careers. This course seeks to establish a foundation for ethical behavior and decision making in health professions.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Illustrate body system structures.
  • Apply medical terminology in appropriate situations.
  • Discuss legal and ethical issues as applicable to health professions.
  • Apply effective interpersonal skills for diverse patient and medical professionals.
  • Obtain blood and other body specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Perform point of care testing.
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