Phlebotomy : Emily Griffith Technical College


Interested in getting into the medical field? Not squeamish around blood and other bodily fluids? Getting a certificate in phlebotomy is a great first step into the healthcare world! 

What is phlebotomy? Phlebotomy is the process of puncturing a vein in order to draw blood for transfusion, diagnostic testing or experimental procedures. Phlebotomy is an important process in providing all types of healthcare and people with skills in phlebotomy can work in medical offices, hospitals and clinical laboratories. 

In the Emily Griffith Phlebotomy program, you’ll learn the knowledge and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including venipunctures, collection of blood specimens, and special procedures. You’ll also learn about important infection control and safety practices.

Our short, 8-week program will have you ready to join the workforce quickly! 

Clinical placement: After you complete your coursework, you will be placed in an internship in the field where you’ll gain real-world experience. 

Want more information? Get the Phlebotomy Program Flyer and the Phlebotomy Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Phlebotomy Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Phlebotomy program have gone on to work as phlebotomists at:

  • Hospitals
  • Private Clinics
  • Outpatient Laboratories
  • Research Centers

As a phlebotomist, you could go on to other careers in the medical field including medical assisting, medical technology, and clinical laboratory science. 

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8 Weeks
Full-time program length
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Course Information

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
HPR 112 Phlebotomy 4
HPR 180 Internship 1
HPR 112 Phlebotomy

Teaches 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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
HPR 180 Internship

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.

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Reuben Alcantar is a student in the Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program. Rueben will complete his certificate this month and is already filing the paperwork to start his own HVAC business!

He decided to attend Emily Griffith after he was laid off from his job as a welder for Northwest Pipe Company when the company decided to close its Denver facility. He was eligible for a Trade Adjustment Assistance grant and after helping his neighbor with some HVAC work, decided he wanted to make it his new career. 

He chose Emily Griffith because we understood his specific needs, particularly regarding childcare for his 7-year-old daughter. He also appreciates the hands-on experience that he’s received. “Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had,” says Reuben. “He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information.”

Vince Guerrie, HVAC instructor, says of Rueben, “He’s a natural leader. He always steps up to help. He’s going to be very successful.” 

Rueben is looking forward to starting his own business and being his own boss. He hopes to be able to spend more time with his family but he says he will miss coming to Emily Griffith every day. 

Congratulations Reuben! 

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