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Certified Phlebotomy Technician - 1 (On Campus)


Become a Phlebotomy Technician in as little as 4 months!

OVERVIEW: Phlebotomists are professionals who draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. This program provides, through class time and clinical instruction, training and knowledge to apply and take the National Certification Phlebotomy Technician 1 exam.

JOB OUTLOOK: 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 forecast to grow by an estimated 24% by 2026.



1. Classroom Time —48 hours at West Los Angeles College
Classroom lectures cover laboratory environment, anatomy, safety and infection control, equipment, and the phlebotomy procedure.

2. National Certification Exam—2 hours

3. Externship—40 hours in clinical setting over 1 week
Clinical instruction provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique, laboratory assisting, and administrative office duties.

4. Submit Documents to the State of California

Upon completion of the program, the student will qualify to apply to the State of California as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT1).



Classroom Training:
March 23-May 18, 2024 (no mtg March 30)
8 Saturdays: 9 AM-3 PM
* Externship:
Spring/Summer 2024
(40 hours)

Payment Options:

Full Payment
Installments (3/23, 5/18)

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REQUIREMENTS: Minimum HS Diploma/GED, 18 years+, Scrubs (new, used, or borrowed). Negative TB test, proof of immunizations, and physical clearance required before externship placement.

* Externships are 40 hours at a clinical setting over a 1 week period. Students are placed at clinical sites based on availability and submission of required documents. Placement may be delayed if students do not submit required documents for externship clearance in a timely manner.

** $1,999 program fee includes books, supplies, study guides, all class materials, exam preparation, and externship.  Fee does NOT include State License fee of $100, National Certification exam fee of $117, or scrubs. See detailed requirements in the student handbook at