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Welcome to the Basic and Advanced Phlebotomy Program

Phlebotomy Program Application.

The mission of the Phlebotomy Technician program is to graduate knowledgeable, professional, and the compassionate Phlebotomy technicians.

The primary goal of phlebotomy technician program is to educate students with didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The program encompasses emerging and innovative technology in preparation for a health care career as a Phlebotomist Technician. Faculty promote professional growth and life-long learning with an emphasis on ethical behavior in all aspects of educational experiences. The curriculum is designed to meet the standards established by the California Department of Health, Laboratory Field Services, Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act 88’ (CLIA), Clinical laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), OSHA and Joint Commission Review Committee.


Wonderlic Exam Dates:

  • 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 to schedule a date and time for testing.


Program Description

This program provides education for individuals seeking a career in the laboratory 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.


Phlebotomist Duties

The primary responsibilities for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician I involve venipuncture, skin puncture, specimen processing, and patient registration.


Completion Requirements

All students must be in attendance the entire 320 hours of the program. The State of California mandated educational requirements cannot be met if a student has excessive absence or tardiness.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with appropriate Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) documentation.

Class Schedule

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 area on a full-time basis (Monday - Friday, eight hours each day).


Please refer to the description in the Catalog for additional details about this educational program, including the program prerequisites, certification/licensure requirements, mission statement, goals, program learning outcomes, job duties, physical requirements, length, structure, graduation requirements, and course descriptions.