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Certificate of Performance: Phlebotomy Training Program
The Phlebotomy Training Program offers a one semester Certificate of Performance in Phlebotomy. Students who successfully complete the Phlebotomy Training Program and receive a Certificate of Performance are eligible to apply for State of California certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT 1) and sit for several state and national examinations.
Additional certification and/or credentialing may be required to obtain employment in the field.
Directed Clinical Practice Requirement
Students accepted into the Phlebotomy Training Program are required to successfully complete Directed Clinical Practice; a clinically-based course held in health care facilities. The facilities may require background checks, including fingerprinting and drug screening as a condition of placement at the clinic. Refusal to submit to a background check, or failure to meet clearance criteria established by the health care facility, may prevent placement in the Directed Clinical Practice and thus, prevent successful completion of the program. Health care facilities also require adherence to strict standards of conduct. Facilities may refuse educational access to any person who does not adhere to the facility’s standard of safety, health and ethical behavior. This may be cause for removal from the program.
Limitation on Enrollment:
Special Admission - must be admitted to program. Students completing the Phlebotomy Training Program must complete a minimum of 50 to 100 successful venipunctures, 25 successful capillary punctures and observe 2 arterial punctures in order to be awarded a Certificate of Performance in Phlebotomy, and be eligible to apply for State of California certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT 1) and sit for several state and national examinations.
This program includes basic and advanced didactic and practical phlebotomy training, including a minimum of 50 to 100 patient venipunctures, 25 capillary punctures and two arterial puncture observations.