A health professional who obtains and processes blood samples as well as other laboratory samples.
AMONG THE FASTEST GROWING OCCUPATIONS- This are among the fastest growing occupations in Colorado and in the nation with an growth rate within the occupation anticipated to be above the average according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Red Rocks PHLEBOTOMY PROGRAM
This program is designed to prepare the student to be a skilled Phlebotomist in the health care industry. The student will receive extensive and varied program of study that includes theory and practice, specimen set-up and processing, medical terminology specific to the laboratory, customer service skills, regulatory issues, venipuncture and capillary technique and numerous other collection procedures.
The Healthcare Industry has moved toward requiring national certification and our program at Red Rocks Community College partners with (AMT) American Medical Technologists to provide our graduating students with the ability to take their national certification to become a (RPT) Registered Phlebotomy Technician.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT CLASSES TO TAKE?
- HPR 178 Medical Terminology 2cr
Offered every semester
- HPR 112 Phlebotomy 4 cr
Offered fall and spring semesters
- HPR 180 Internship 3 cr
Offered spring and summer semesters
WHAT IS REQUIRED
This program is open to anyone that is 18 years of age or older.
Prerequisite: ENG 090, CCR 092 and CCR 094, or Placement scores for ENG 121
Pre-/Co-requisite: HPR 178 Medical Terminology
Statement of Health Care Provider is required at the start of class. Successful passing of a criminal background check and drug screen.
Recommended but not required: an Anatomy and Physiology class
It is suggested that you work no more than 20hrs/week during the program.
Working during the internship would need to be outside normal business hours of M-F 8am-6pm
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS & BACKGROUND CHECK
Criminal Background Check/Drug screen
Students will be required to complete and pass a criminal background check, prior to starting their internships. Further information will be given at the start of classes. Students unable to complete this requirement will not be able to continue into the internship or finish the certificate.
Students will be required to complete a health/immunization check prior to the start of class. Health/Immunization form can be downloaded here. The completed form should be presented on the first day of class. Students unable to complete these requirements will not be able to participate in blood draws, continue into the internship or finish the certificate.