Certified Phlebotomy Technician I
Phlebotomists are primarily responsible for the collection of blood specimens using standard phlebotomy techniques. Other duties include record checks, record keeping, verification of patient identification, specimen processing, and instructing patients on the collection of other specimens such as urine, stool, and sputum. The phlebotomist must have the skills to perform routine, non-routine, and the most difficult blood draws. They must be able to determine the appropriate collection supplies and equipment for specific laboratory tests and alter collection techniques for different laboratory tests. They must understand how the laboratory works and the important role of collection technique in laboratory testing results.
Therefore, phlebotomists are required to have extensive knowledge in the patience’s Bill of Rights, HIPPA compliance, patient based service care, and communication skills.
Upon successful completion of the program, including the completion of an approved national written examination which is given at our local campuses, the students will have met all of California’s requirements to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I.
Our California approved “Basic” Phlebotomy programs includes 48 hours of lecture at our local campuses and 40 hours of practical experience at nearby clinical training sites. Students must complete 50 venipunctures, 10 capillary punctures, and observation of two arterial punctures. The Program length for the “Advanced” students is three weeks of lecture without an externship.
Basic Phlebotomy: This section covers the laboratory environment, anatomy, safety and infection control, phlebotomy equipment, and the phlebotomy procedure.
Advanced Phlebotomy: This section covers variations influencing the collection of blood, complications requiring alternative procedures, sources of preanalytical errors, communication concepts, and legal issues.
Phlebotomy Externship: This section allows the student to apply the concepts and skills they learned in class on real patients and to become familiar with the paperwork and record keeping adopted by the facility they are working in.
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
Applicants are required to have either a:
- High School diploma/transcript, or
- General Education Diploma (GED), or
- A foreign transcript translated and evaluated.
A prospective student will meet one of our admissions representatives who will asses the student's qualification and conduct a physical tour of the facilities.
For More Information, contact the campus near you.
Torrance Location Tel: (310)532-5133
Ontario Location Tel: (909)390-0150
Victorville Tel: (760)952-2121
Temecula Tel: (951)695-5045
The Top Eight Phlebotomy Schools in California
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AUMT ranks as Top 8 Phlebotomy School in California.
If you have decided to become a Phlebotomist, you will join others in an exciting field that offers a competitive salary of $34,000.00. As the healthcare field continues to grow, so too will Phlebotomy. Those entering this field will enjoy such benefits as job security, flexible working schedules, employer benefits such as health and dental insurance, and paid vacation. Many employers in the healthcare field now also offer tuition reimbursement, making Phlebotomy a great way to start your career.
There are several wonderful Phlebotomy programs in the State of California. Many of these programs offer job placement services for graduates, and hold evening classes for those who are working or who have a family.
1. MTI College 5221 Madison Avenue, Sacramento California 95841
2. Kaiser Permanente School 938 Marina Way South, Richmond, California 94804
3. University of California, Irvine – College of Health Sciences, Irvine, California 92697
4. The State of California American Association of Blood Banks
5. American University of Medical Technology – AUMT Institute
This College offers two additional sites: Ontario, California and Victorville, California, and is approved by the Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education. The Phlebotomy program is offered during the day, evening as well as Saturday classes for the student’s convenience. The program is State approved and offers students 48 hours of lecture as well as 40 hours of externship / practical experience. Students will be required to complete 50 draws, 10 capillary punctures and observe 2 arterial punctures. The program instructs students on laboratory safety and equipment, blood collection techniques, legal issues and complications, as well as become familiar with record keeping and necessary paperwork. After successfully completing the program, students will be eligible for the National written examination given at the local campuses, and will meet the State requirements to become Certified Phlebotomy Technician I.