Medical Courses: Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

IN PERSON ON CAMPUS
Phlebotomy Technicians work with compassion and care in laboratories, hospitals, physician offices, blood donor centers, and in mobile settings. Phlebotomists play a crucial role in quality specimen collection and processing, and talk with patients and donors to put them at ease.

Program includes:
Basic Phlebotomy
• 20 hours mandatory didactic instruction
• Circulatory system anatomy and physiology
• Capillary Puncture procedure
• Laboratory safety procedures
• Learn to use butterfly needles and vacutainer

Advanced Phlebotomy
(Please note: Students can enroll in Advanced only after passing Basic.)
• 20 hours mandatory didactic instruction
• Pre-analytical errors
• Troubleshoot venipunctures
• Specimen handling and processing

Phlebotomy Externship
• 40 hours mandatory practicum
• Immunizations, negative COVID test, and other screening requirements not included in fee.

Upon successful completion of Basic and Advanced, students are eligible to sit for the national exam. After passing the exam and completing the externship, students are qualified to apply for State Licensing. Students must provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent for national certification and to the State of California to obtain a license.