CMC Phlebotomy students performing a blood draw in a lab with a CMC professor.

Phlebotomy: In-demand Skills in Health Care

Healthcare phlebotomy professionals draw blood from patients and prepare it for further medical testing

Learn the responsibilities and practices of venipuncture, capillary puncture and special collection procedures. You'll gain hands-on experience with quality control, infection control and safety procedures as well as laboratory computer systems. The health care industry is projected keep its current fast rate of growth creating high demand for specialized job skills.

Internships and NPR Certification

Course work, including labs, is followed by an internship to further develop skills and confidence. After successfully completing Colorado Mountain College's phlebotomy program, students will be able to apply for a National Phlebotomy Registry Examination. Permission of Program Coordinator is required, and current Medical Assistants are encouraged to apply. Documentation of immunizations, criminal background check and permission of instructor are also required.

All phlebotomy students must successfully pass a mandatory background check and drug screen in order to participate and be placed in a clinical setting.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see Placement Testing.

For federal student aid purposes, this program is a defined as a Career and Technical Education program that does not meet the minimum requirements necessary, and is therefore not eligible for financial aid assistance.

Get More Information

Find out more about the Phlebotomy Certificate and how to enroll. Call the Vail Valley at Edwards Campus, 970-569-5900.

Required Background Check and Drug Screen
$32.00 (CO residents)
Drug screen varies by location

Course Fee pays for Scrubs

What information needs to be provided in order to register for the program?

  • Completed Colorado Mountain College Admissions Application
  • Proof of being at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of class
  • Proof of college level reading and composition (ACT or SAT scores, college transcripts, or Accuplacer testing at CMC)

What information needs to be provided within the first two weeks of class?

  • Successful background check and drug screen (instructions will be provided in HPR-112)
  • Immunization records including proof of MMR vaccinations (2 shots or titer)
  • Proof of negative TB test within the past year
  • Proof of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations or titer
  • Proof of current season flu shot
  • Proof of varicella/chickenpox immunization (2 shots or titer)
  • Copy of current CPR for the Healthcare Provider certification
  • Signed Colorado Mountain College Waiver (instructor will provide)
  • Signed Worker’s Compensation Form (instructor will provide)
  • Signed Technical Abilities Description for Phlebotomists (instructor will provide)
  • Health Questionnaire (instructor will provide)
  • Signed Student Policy Manual (instructor will provide)

For further questions or inquires:

Amy Connerton
Program Director