Phlebotomy Technician

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Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Duties

The primary responsibilities for a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I involves venipunctures and skin punctures.
The primary responsibilities for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician II involves arterial punctures as well as venipunctures and skin punctures.

136 Hours / 15 Weeks / 4 Months

96 hour Didactic/On Campus Lab Training Program in Fresno, CA
Externship: 40 hours. Shift varies by site
Meets California State Phlebotomy Licensing Requirements

Qualifications– Applicant must meet one of the following:

  • Currently working or has worked within the last 12 months in one of the approved allied health profession (Medical Assistant, EMT, LVN or RN).
  • Currently attending or graduate within the past 12 months from a Post-Secondary Institution (SJVC, UEI, etc.) with a focus on the medical field. Graduated with a 2.00 GPA or currently has at least a 2.50 GPA.
  • College units within in last 12 months in health education (Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology.)

Upon completion of the Phlebotomy Technician program, graduates should possess the following competencies:

  • Demonstrate step-by-step methods for blood withdrawal
  • Identify crucial elements of safety and infection control
  • Identify and use common collection devices
  • Basic understanding of laboratory test names

Graduates can work at…

  • Hospitals
  • Clinical Laboratories
  • Medical Centers
  • Surgical Centers
  • Clinics
  • Physician Offices
  • Blood & Plasma Donation Centers
  • Governmental Medical Facilities & Agencies
  • Paramedical Firms