If you are interested in a career in healthcare (and don't have a fear of needles), a certificate in Phlebotomy may be the right path for you. What is Phlebotomy? Phlebotomy is the acquired professional skill of performing venipunctures (drawing blood).
Why should you get your Phlebotomy Certificate at ACC?
- The course takes only 15 weeks to complete
- Classes are held in the evenings from 5-8 p.m.
- You'll complete 120 hours of clinical internship at hospital and clinic sites
- This could be the first step on your way to getting your nursing, MA or MLT degrees (or many other healthcare related degrees)
- The Colorado projected increase in jobs for phlebotomists from 2012-2022 is 34%. The median hourly wage is $16.48 and the median annual wage is $34,300.
The Medical Laboratory Technology department offers a Phlebotomy Certificate on-campus in the fall and spring semesters. Students will take HPR 112 (Phlebotomy) and HPR 180 (Internship).
Students will be accepted in the program based on their answers to the questions in the phlebotomy application.
Once accepted in the program:
- A Criminal Background Check is required for all phlebotomy students. In the event the student background check reveals any disqualifying factors a student will be dismissed fro the phlebotomy program. Learn more about the procedure for background checks and disqualifying events. Please note: Criminal background checks require a fee and the applicant's social security number.
- The following vaccinations will be required:
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Hepatitis B. For additional information about Hepatitis B vaccine, visit the CDC website.
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines for immunity. For additional information about MMR vaccine, visit the CDC website.
- Tuberculosis. Documentation for Negative Tuberculosis from a Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD) is required. For additional information, visit the CDC website.
- Current seasonal flu vaccine. For additional information, visit the CDC website.
- A negative drug screen result is required by clinical affiliation agreement(s). Students who test positive will be removed from the program. Please note the use of marijuana is strictly prohibited.
At today's tuition rates, the 8 credit hours of the phlebotomy certificate would cost a COF (College Opportunity Fund) eligible student approximately $1200. Additional costs include the costs of textbooks and graduation application, approximately $60 ($35-45 for the textbook and $15 for the graduation application). To see updates and non-resident costs, visit our Tuition and Fees page.
*This certificate is not eligible for financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office if further clarification is required.