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Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) Program

Phlebotomists play a crucial role in healthcare by collecting blood specimens using standard techniques. Their responsibilities extend beyond blood draws to include record checks, patient identification verification, specimen processing, and patient instruction for other specimen collections such as urine, stool, and sputum. Phlebotomists must be proficient in routine, non-routine, and challenging blood draws, selecting appropriate supplies, and adjusting techniques for various tests. A deep understanding of laboratory operations and the impact of collection techniques on test results is essential.

Phlebotomists must also be well-versed in the Patient’s Bill of Rights, HIPAA compliance, patient-based care, and communication skills.

Program Objectives

Upon successfully completing our program and passing a national written examination, students will meet all California requirements to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I.

Course Content

Basic Phlebotomy:

  • Laboratory environment

  • Anatomy

  • Safety and infection control

  • Phlebotomy equipment

  • Phlebotomy procedure

Advanced Phlebotomy:

  • Blood collection variations

  • Alternative procedures for complications

  • Preanalytical error sources

  • Communication concepts

  • Legal issues

Phlebotomy Externship:

  • Practical application of classroom concepts

  • Hands-on experience with real patients

  • Familiarization with facility paperwork and record-keeping

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in our CPT I program, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have one of the following:

    • High School diploma/transcript

    • General Education Diploma (GED)

    • Foreign transcript (translated and evaluated)

Prospective students will meet with an admissions representative for a qualification assessment and a physical tour of the facilities.

License Renewals

Please note, AUMT is not responsible for license renewals. Licenses must be renewed every two years. For assistance, visit the CDPH/LFS website.​

Join our CPT I program and take the first step towards a rewarding career in phlebotomy. We look forward to supporting your educational journey! Click here to register...
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