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Frequently Asked Questions:

The phlebotomy program requires an application - Here is the Summer 2021 semester application. This application is due to Vicki Bond by April 9, 2021. Electronic applications will be accepted.

Here is the Fall 2021 phlebotomy application. This application is due to Vicki Bond by July 23, 2021. Electronic applications will be accepted. 

Nursing Assistant (NUA) Certificate

Nursing Assistant classes are offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters with many scheduling options, including evening and weekends. There are no prerequisites. The coursework takes approximately 8 to 10 weeks to complete. The program offers experiences in lab, nursing homes, and/or hospital settings. Students learn to become direct caregivers as a part of a team.

Students are eligible to take the State certification exam for Nurse Aide after completion of NUA 101, 170, and 171. They will also be eligible to receive a certificate from PPCC.

Colorado State Nursing Page

EMT Certification

EMT Orientation Session

Prior to the start of each semester there will be an EMT orientation session in preparation for EMS 170.

Please watch your student emails for more information. Contact your assigned instructor with any questions.

EMT Information sheet

Your questions are important to us and we will return phone calls and emails as soon as we can.

Need additional assistance on selecting a career path that is right for you? Want more information on the various resources available to you? Check out Career Services and our Advising websites for additional information!


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What does HPR mean?

HPR is a discipline prefix designated from the state college system for Health Professional classes.

When students take the Medical Terminology class HPR 139 (formerly numbered HPR 178), they must take the PPCC online sections.

  • Am I qualified for Financial Aid?

This program is financial aid approved. Only the financial aid department can help you with the answer of qualifications. You should meet with your financial aid adviser for assistance.

  • What if I have work experience in the medical field?

You should speak with a program adviser for potential application of work experience. The college does have a program PLA-Prior Learning Assessment, which may allow for the use of work experience or education which may directly apply to your program.

  • Are their additional fees for the program?

Yes, you should look up your classes for specific additions.

For some of these classes you will also have to take and pass a criminal background check and drug screening which is a separate out of pocket costs. Check with each department: EMS, CNA, Phlebotomy.

  • What degree is available for phlebotomy students?
  • Do I have to complete any prerequisite courses?
    • Several courses have remedial course work which must be completed or tested out of CCR 092, MAT 050. You should contact the testing center for more specific information.
  • When do I have to complete the background check and drug screen?
    • A national criminal background check and 10-panel drug screen is required of each and every Phlebotomy student at Pikes Peak Community College. In order to participate in the Phlebotomy & Advanced Phlebotomy courses, you will be required to order a background check and drug screen through CastleBranch. You will be responsible for the $63.00 fee at the time of order. This is a Colorado Community College System requirement; therefore, any previous background check completed for employment will not suffice.
    • This policy is implemented and monitored by the PPCC Human Resource Services Department. The screening is not to be completed by students prior to meeting with a program adviser.
    • The screen is completed in HPR 112 Phlebotomy within the first week of the semester, and all policies and requirements are reviewed at that time.
    • Additional information can be found in the Phlebotomy Student Handbook, available under useful links and documents.
    • You need to discuss the background check with the EMS & CNA departments for specifics.
  • What are the clinical requirements? Do I need vaccinations?
    • Students will have clinical sign up sheets during the semester they are enrolled in HPR 112 and / or HPR 113 courses, to work off campus under the supervision of a laboratory or laboratory department. This is approved and monitored by the phlebotomy faculty.
    • Clinical sites require students to have a current CPR certification and proof of Vaccination. And the completion of a criminal background check and drug screening.
    • Emergency Medical Technicians & Certified Nurses Aide programs have individual clinical requirements.
  • What are the expectations of the department from students?
    • An education and career in all of the inclusive certifications, EMT, CNA and phlebotomy can be quite demanding physically and mentally. View the Colorado Community College Essential Skills, which contains certain information concerning physical and academic rigor, which is expected of all phlebotomy students.
  • Will the program accept grades below a C?

No, all courses within the certificate program must be passed with a letter grade of C or better to be applicable to the program.

  • What do I need to do to graduate after successfully completing all of the degree program classes?

All students must submit an application to graduate to the college by a specified date for the semester of completion. This is an Associates of Applied Science Degree program Allied Health and also includes 3 Certificates of Achievement EMT-CNA & Phlebotomy (if the student also complete HPR 106 Law & Ethics in Healthcare).

  • Who will answer my questions?

The Department Chair – Vicki Bond or the members of the Health Science Division administrative staff will always be happy to answer your questions or to direct you to someone who can. We’d rather answer one question 15 times than to have you wondering about the answer.

  • Do I really have to “do” the College email thing?

YES! The College email is our official way of communicating with you. This is a privacy issue for you.

Your questions are important to us and we will return phone calls and emails as soon as we can.

Need additional assistance on selecting a career path that is right for you? Want more information on the various resources available to you? Check out Career Services and our Advising websites for additional information!

See Your Adviser!

Advising is all important when it comes to student success. Pikes Peak Community College want to help you learn and earn that degree.

Vicki Bond is the coordinator and chair of the Allied Health degree program, and Kim Kirkland is a faculty professor for the program. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Vicki at 719-502-3324 or Kim at 719-502-3523.

Or email at either:


You may also contact the division office at 719-502-3700 to make an appointment.

Useful Links and Documents

Allied Health Degree

Phlebotomy certification program

Anticipated schedule chart for course offering and sequencing

Criminal background & drug screening

Vaccination requirements

Colorado Community College Essentials Skills

Liability of Waiver for Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy Student handbook

PPCC Medical Office Technology Programs Student Handbook - IN REVISION.

Review the latest version of the MOT Student Handbook to become familiar with program standards, policies, and requirements.