This program meets all California requirements for students to become a California Licensed Phlebotomist (CPT1). The program will introduce students to the field of phlebotomy and provide them with basic and advanced skills in both theory and clinical practice to prepare the students for the National Certification exam. This program is for anyone who does not have prior phlebotomy experience and those who already have on-the-job phlebotomy experience who would like to be licensed as a CPT1.
The following documents are required prior to the start of the class:
- 1 Official High School Transcripts or 1 Official GED Transcripts
- Foreign High School Diploma must be evaluated by AACRAO (http://www.aacrao.org)
- Vaccinations Record (Hepatitis B, MMR, Varicella)
- Hep B Vaccinations
- Current TB test within the past year
- CPR Card
- Phlebotomy Tech. (CPT1)
- 5 weeks
- Sat & Sun
What will I do in this field?
You would be able to perform venipunctures (draw blood) and perform capillary punctures.
What prerequisites are required?
High School Diploma or GED
What skills will student have upon completion of the program?
Infection Control concepts, perform venipunctures, capillary punctures, legal and HIPAA regulations. Be able to perform point of care of testing and be prepared to take the National Exam for Certification.
What are some career opportunities?
After obtaining a CPT1 the students are able to work in hospital, multi-specialty clinics, mobile laboratories, and reference laboratories (Quintiles Laboratory and Lab Core).
What is the projected growth for this Job? What’s the career outlook?
Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.
How do I enroll?
Go to www.das.edu and click on the link phlebotomy and the link for enrollment is there. Note enrollment link is only open during enrollment period. Students must provide their official sealed High School Transcripts or GED in order to ensure that they are enrolled. If you have any questions please call Maria Lopez at 562-940-6276.