Welcome to the Phlebotomy Basic and Advanced Program

The mission of the Phlebotomy Technician program is to graduate knowledgable professional and 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.


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).

2016 Schedule - Phlebotomy


Application Deadline

Course Dates


February 4, 2016 at 1:00pm

April 4 - June 22, 2016


April 28, 2016 at 1:00pm

July 5 - September 21, 2016


July 28, 2016 at 1:00pm

October 3 - December 20, 2016


2017 Schedule - Phlebotomy


Application Deadline

Course Dates


November 10, 2016

Jan 2 - March 20, 2017


February 2, 2017

April 3 - June 15, 2017


April 27, 2017

July 3 - September 20, 2017


July 27, 2017

October 2 - December 13, 2017


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.