Application deadline: Sept 1, 2023
More affordable than most, the Basic & Advanced Phlebotomy certificate program at the KP School is packed with hands-on training. Our program is designed to launch your health care career in Northern California.
hours of certified CPT I Program
Next Program Start:
July 1, 2023 to Sept 1, 2023
Your new career path
Our unique partnership with Kaiser Permanente puts you at the top of the list for a job after graduation.
of KPSAHS Phlebotomy graduates got a job within one year of graduation
Lower cost than most others
Your total cost for the Basic and Advanced Phlebotomy program will be less than $5,500.
Tuition and fees:
Books and clothing:
For the first seven weeks of the program class will meet three days a week, eight hours a day. Days and times may vary per quarter. The last four weeks of the program will be in the clinical setting on a full-time basis (Monday - Friday, eight hours each day).
The program is 11 weeks (3 months) long. This program provides education for individuals seeking a career in the clinical or laboratory setting as a California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I). The 320-hour basic certified CPT I Program provides 80 hours theory didactic, 80 hours in-class practicum, and 160 hours in a clinical rotation.
Program participants can expect substantial off-campus study in preparation for classroom training.
Phlebotomy students do their clinical training at Kaiser Permanente facilities. The exact location will be determined before clinical experience begins. We attempt to place students at a laboratory close to their resident, however, we do not guarantee locations or areas.
Once we receive a completed application, we will email the applicant and provide them with instructions to send in their documents (i.e., high school transcript, CPR, immunizations).
Please see the current Tuition & Fees schedule in the KPSAHS Catalog for the most up to date information on program costs, including tuition, labs fees, laboratory coat and prescreening fees.
KPSAHS offers limited tuition assistance to students who have demonstrated need and who have completed all prerequisites for admission. This assistance is offered on a first come, first served basis when funds are available. Funds may used for satisfaction of KPSAHS tuition and fees only.
KPSAHS does not guarantee employment. You will be provided the opportunity to work closely with our Director of Career Services who will help with resume building, interviewing, and providing job leads.
Currently, KPSAHS has a 69% employment rate.
KPSAHS is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commision (WSCUC). Our Phlebotomy program is approved by the California Department of Health, Laboratory Field Services.
The Wonderlic exam is a short, timed cognitive ability test. It includes questions on simple math, basic logic, language comprehension, spatial reasoning, and pattern identification. More information, and practice tests, can be found on the Wonderlic Test Prep website.
Applicants must have a complete application on file to be eligible to sit for the Wonderlic exam (i.e., all required supporting documents, transcripts, and fees have been received by Admissions prior to the application deadline).
Applicants who are eligible to sit for the Wonderlic exam will be contacted by a representative from the Admissions department. An email will be sent with instruction on how take the exam online.
The primary responsibilities for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician I involve venipuncture, skin puncture, specimen processing, and patient registration.
You can email a member of the admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.