A doctor looking at a vial of bloodPhlebotomy is the process of drawing blood from a patient and then taking the specimen to a lab for testing. Phlebotomists are specially trained to draw blood efficiently while also managing the specimen from start to finish, and ensuring the patient is comfortable and informed. In order to become a phlebotomist, a certification must be obtained.




Students interested in this program or would like more information, please contact or advisor SJ Casillas (

What to expect

Classes are held throughout the week for a total of seven credit hours. The first half of the semester will be a combination of lecture and practical exercises in a simulation laboratory followed by 90 hours in a clinical setting. CCA provides the necessary classes to train as a phlebotomist and perform clinicals, and also prepare for the National Phlebotomy Certification exam. 

Empty vials for drawing blood


Students must be at least 18 years of age
Prior to participating in clinical rotations, students will be required to complete and pass a criminal background check, drug screen, physician clearance and show proof of specific immunizations
Purchase of approved scrubs, required textbooks and supplies
Note: Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks, immunizations, and physician fees required which are not included in the tuition.

English Competency – must display one of the following:

  • Successful completion of ENG 0092 (with C or better) or equivalent assessment scores
  • English ACT of 18 or SAT of 440
  • Successful completion of ESL 0043 & 0503 coursework
  • College degree of AA, AS or higher

To enroll in the program: Students must get clearance from the department.

HPR Course Descriptions

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) 

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains a Phlebotomy certificate from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Understand and demonstrate appropriate basic patient care within the scope of a phlebotomist.
  • Understand and apply relevant OSHA & HIPAA regulations.


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