This 165 hour Phlebotomy Course is designed in compliance with California Code of Regulations (Section 1035.1, 1242 and Section 100275, 120580 Health and Safety Code): to prepare entry level health care practitioner for certification as a CPT-1.
Lecture includes:
  • 20 “Basic” hours in: Infection Control, Universal Precautions, Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems with emphasis on the Circulatory System, Medical Terminology, etc.
  • 20 “Advanced” hours in: Advanced Infectious Disease Control and Biohazards, Anticoagulation Theory, Knowledge of Preanalytical Sources of Error in Specimen Collection, Anatomical Site Selection and Patient Preparation etc.
  • 29 hours of general Phlebotomy Education in: Introduction to Phlebotomy, History of Phlebotomy, OSHA, Types of Safety Hazards, Emergency First-Aid Procedures, Latex Sensitivity, Introduction to Routine Venipuncture, Venipuncture Techniques #1 - #4 and Dermal Puncture etc.
  • 16 hours of Laboratory classroom to practice venipunctures, etc.
The student will be assigned 80-160 hours in a clinical setting and must successfully complete 50 venipunctures performed pursuant to the Business and Professions Code Section 1120 (d) (1) or (d) (2) (a), 10 skin punctures performed Pursuant to the Business and Professions Code Section 1220 (d) (1) or (d) (2) (A) that fulfill all sampling requirements of all clinical laboratory tests after his or her practical instruction, and observation of 2 arterial punctures. 

Class Schedule

Program Times  Days    Start   End  Fee 
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Jan 16, 2019
Jul 17, 2019
 Mar 21, 2019 + extern hours
Sept 19, 2019 + extern hours

EXTERNSHIPS = 80-160 hours on individual schedules.

Externships (clinical hours) is only offered Monday through Friday. Days and times vary -- 
6-10 hours per day for approximately 2 weeks, during regular business hours.

Program Requirements

  • Proof of legal residency (Copy of Picture ID: State Drivers License or Passport)
  • Social Security Card
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate (Must furnish official transcripts. Students who attended schools in other countries will need to get their transcripts evaluated by an international evaluating service.)
  • Successful completion of assessment test (CASAS) with minimum 10th grade scores
  • Proof of physical exam within last 12 months
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphteria, and pertussis) - Proof of vaccination or signed declination within last 7 years
  • Measles/Rubeola, Mumps, and Rubella (one of the following) - Documentation of 2 MMR injections or positive titer within the last 7 years
  • Varicella - Proof of two vaccinations or titer within the last 7 years
  • Hepatitis B Immunization - (one of the following) Proof of 3 dose series, titer, or signed declination within last 7 years
  • Proof of negative TB test or negative chest x-ray: within last 12 months, must include date given, date read, and a measurement,not just negative or positive, ex: 0mm in duration.
  • Proof of CPR Certification for Adult, Child, Infant, and Choking (Copy of CPR Card)
  • Two Original Resumes (one for your student file, other for externship clinical site)
  • Proof of Basic Computer Literacy (on transcript, “Prove It” test score, or letter from Employer attesting your skills)
  • Receipt of tuition payment in full 30 days prior to start of class
  • Livescan and criminal clearance (fingerprinting) required for participation in clinical hours. (Injcluded in tuition. Will be announced in class.)
  • 10-Panel Drug Screen (Will be announced in class)
  • Flu Shot (Will be announced in class)


  • Payment is due in full one month prior to start of class.
  • Payment is accepted by cashiers check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, money order or partnering agency voucher. No personal checks are accepted.
  • A class must have a minimum of 15 students, or there is a risk of cancellation.

Where Would I Work?

  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Medical And Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Personal Care Services
  • Offices of Physicians
  • Residential Mental Health Facilities

What Wages Can I Expect?

Average Wages for 2016:
Sutter/Yuba Co: $20.35 Hourly  |  $42,329 Annually
Data based upon California Occupation Guides Labor Market Info in California: