Application Process

Phlebotomy Certificate Program Application Process and Minimum Requirements

  1. To APPLY at Arapahoe Community College
    Apply to ACC online. NOTE: There will be a 3 – 4 day turn around time from the time the college receives your application to the time you are accepted and entered into the ACC computer system. You will receive a student ID number (S number) after you are accepted into the college.
  2. You must have your name placed on the Phlebotomy Applicant List no later than May 31 for the Fall phlebotomy class and no later than October 31 for the Spring phlebotomy class. Contact Holly Hall at to have your name put on the  list. You will need to provide your complete address and telephone number.
  3. About two months before the class begins, the Phlebotomy Program Department Chair, Holly Hall, will send out a letter of application with questions to each person on the applicant list. The applicant must return the application to Holly Hall at Arapahoe Community College. She will then make the class selection via email.
  4. Once accepted into the program, register for the phlebotomy classes (both HPR 112 and 113). Once all students have applied to the college, the ACC program coordinators will give you instructions on how to register for HPR 112/113 classes.
  5. Once registered in the phlebotomy classes, pay your tuition in full. Failure to pay the tuition will result in dropping you from classes for "non-payment."
  6. Once registered and paid the tuition, obtain your phlebotomy textbook. All students must have their textbook for the first day of class. The textbooks can be purchased from the ACC bookstore location on the first floor of the main building at ACC - 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80160. Students may also order the textbook online.


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:
  • Tetanus
  • 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.

Program Costs

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.

Class Times

The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m. for 12 weeks at Arapahoe Community College. You will also be required to complete 120 hours of clinical internship in addition to the class time on-campus. This will be scheduled by the phlebotomy program coordinator.

If you have any questions about the above processes please contact:

Holly Hall