Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

Welcome to phlebotomy training!

Instructor: Andres Beltran - CPT-1, EMT 

This is an exciting 3 week hybrid course! It qualifies students to take the state exam to obtain a California phlebotomy license from the Department of Public Health. For this reason, it's important that you dedicate and commit yourself 100% to the program, in order to be succcessful.

The state exam can only be taken after you have completed 40 hours of in-class lecture and lab training. After the state exam is taken and passed, you will be required to complete an additional 40 hour externship, to get 'real -life' experience in the field.  However, even though the state only requires 80 hours of class lecture and hands-on training, this program requires a minmum of 94 hours total for completion. This is to assure, that student success rate for passing the exam is high and he/she will be well prepared, to practice phlebotomy as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. 


Class Program Structure (in sequence)

  1. 54 hours of instructive in-class lecture and lab training.
  2. Take the state exam after program completion.
  3. 40 hour externship (after passing the exam)
  4. File required paperwork to apply for the California Phlebotomy License-1. (CPT-1).                                                      


Classroom Goals

  • Empower students to become decision makers and work independently.
  • Learn good motor skills.
  • Encourage student growth during training.
  • Teach students the ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Understanding the importance of strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Learn how to be a patient advocate.


Program Schedule

Class: Monday - Thursday (8am-5:00pm)

                                      (1 hour lunch)

Week 1: Intro to Phlebotomy; Anatamy & Physiology   (Lab Included)                         
Week 2: Basic Phlebotomy Procedures  (Lab Included)  
Week 3: Infection control; Equipment and Supplies; Healthcare legal issues (Lab Included)