Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) Program
Phlebotomists are professionals who draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. This program provides, through classroom time and clinical instruction, training and knowledge to apply and take the National Certification Phlebotomy Technician I exam. Classroom lectures cover laboratory environment, anatomy, safety and infection control, equipment, and the phlebotomy procedure.
The need for Phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other health-care professionals require blood work for analysis and diagnoses. According to U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the national demand of phlebotomy technicians is forecasted to grow by an estimated 24% by 2026.
The Westside Extension Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) program is designed to fulfill the CPT-1 requirements for the State of California. Classes are taught through lectures, class exercises, and clinal experiences.The clinical instruction (externship) provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique, laboratory assisting, and administrative office duties. Our program will prepare students for entry-level positions as phlebotomists in hospital, clinics, laboratory service centers, and physician's offices.
Our program includes: 24 hours of basic didactic, 24 hours of advanced didactic, 40 hours of externship, blood draw practice, materials/study guides, supplies, liability insurance, and exam preparation.
Become a Phlebotomist in 4 Steps:
- Classroom Time—48 hours
- National Exam—2 hours
- Externship—40 hours in clinical setting
- Submit Documents to the State of California
Upon completion of the program, students will qualify to apply to the State of California as certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT-1).
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