Phlebotomy Pathway

The Education Fund partners with state-approved education vendors to prepare eligible Education Fund members to become Certified Phlebotomy Technicians. Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, be prepared to sit for the National Certification Exam, and apply for a State license.

Phlebotomy Technicians save lives every day by collecting blood samples that can help to confirm a patient’s perfect bill of health or reveal an underlying health issue. They are responsible for identifying the best collection method for specific patients, drawing blood, accurately labeling vials, and properly transporting the samples to the laboratory for analysis.

The Importance of Phlebotomy

  • Blood transfusions save millions of lives each year, and without the precise work of trained phlebotomy technicians, patients’ lives would be put at risk. *
  • Being a Phlebotomist can open doors to other careers in the medical field. *
  • Phlebotomy is a growing field with experts predicting a 23% increase by 2028. *
    *Source: aimseducation.edu/blog/5-reasons-consider-career-phlebotomy

Why become a Phlebotomy Technician?

  • The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $36,320 in May 2020. **
  • An excellent opportunity to move from a non-clinical to a clinical position.
  • With additional training, Phlebotomy Technicians can move into more advanced positions such as Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Medical Lab Technician (MLT).
  • Phlebotomy Technicians can work in various healthcare settings, including state, local, and private hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, offices of physicians and other health care professionals, and outpatient care centers.

** Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Locations & Dates

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California

Provider: Phlebotomy Training Specialists (PTS)

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program length: 40 hours classroom and 40 hours clinical externship

Program Start Dates:
Weekday classes: July 11, August 8, September 7, October November 1, December 5
Evening classes: July 23, August 27, October 8, November 12
Accelerated classes: July 28, August 25, September 26, October 24

Locations: Artesia, Bakersfield, Camarillo, Citrus Heights, Fresno, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Culver City), Manteca, Mission Viejo, National City, Panorama City, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Victorville, West Covina, Westminster

 

Provider: Clinical Training Institute

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program length: 40 hours in-person classroom training and 40 hours clinical externship at CTI’s in-house labs

Schedule Options: Afternoons, evenings, Saturdays, and mornings.

Locations: Oxnard, Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno, Santa Maria, Lancaster

Southern California

Provider: West Los Angeles College

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program length: 88 hours

Start dates: Weekends: March 12, 2022. Evenings: March 14, 2022

Prerequisites: None

Northern California

Provider: Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program Length: 160 hours in-person classroom and practical training + 160 hours clinical externship 

Schedule: Tuesday – Thursday from 9am – 5pm

Start Dates: July 5, 2022; October 3, 2022

Information Session Dates (optional/virtual): June 13, 2022; July 18, 2022; August 15, 2022; September 19, 2022

Location: Richmond

Prerequisites: Passing Wonderlic score of 15 and valid CPR card or e-card from the American Heart Association, Basic Life Support (AHA BLS)

Nevada

Provider: College of Southern Nevada

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 6 units

Program Start Dates: Fall 2022: August 29 – December 18, 2022

Prerequisite: None

 

Provider: Phlebotomy Training Specialists (PTS)

Campus: Las Vegas

Program Length: 40 hours in-person classroom training, 80 hours clinical externship.

Program Start Dates:
Morning/Evening Sessions: July 11, August 8, September 7, October 3, November 1, December 5
Weekend Sessions: July 23,  August 27, October 8, November 12

Colorado

Provider: Arapahoe Community College

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 7 units

Program Start Dates: Summer 2022: May 31 – August 8, 2022

Prerequisites: None

 

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 8 units

Program Start Dates: Summer 2022: May 31 – August 8, 2022

Prerequisites: None

 

Medical Laboratory Technology Degree

Program Length: Two years

Program Start Dates: Summer 2022: May 31 – August 8, 2022

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Community College of Denver

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 7 units

Program Start Dates: Fall 2022: August 22 – December 12, 2022

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills: word processing, PowerPoint, and use of email. Students complete the Introduction to Computing Technology course.

 

Provider: Community College of Aurora

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 7 units

Program Start Date: Fall 2022: August 22 – December 10, 2022

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Pima Medical Institute

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program Length: 400 hours

Program Start Date: November 10, 2021

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Phlebotomy Training Specialists (PTS)

Program Locations: Denver, Thornton, Colorado Springs

Program Length: 32 hours in-person classroom training

Program Start Dates:
Thornton:

Weekday Classes: July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11
Weekend Classes: July 9, August 6, September 10, October 15, November 12

Colorado Springs:
Weekday Classes:
July 6, August 8, September 7, October 3, November 7, December 5
Weekend Classes:
July 9, August 6, September 10, October 15, November 12

Denver:
Weekday Classes:
July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 7, December 5
Weekend Classes:
July 9, August 6, September 10, October 15, November 12

Oregon

Provider: Phlebotomy Training Specialists

Certificate of completion

Campuses: Beaverton, Clackamas and Salem

Program Length: 48 hours in-person classroom training

Program Start Dates:
Morning/Afternoon/Evening Sessions:
July 11, August 8, September 12, October 3, November 1, November 29
Weekend Sessions: July 30, September 17, November 5

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Portland Community College

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 2 terms or 90 hours

Program Start Date: Fall 2022: September 26 – December 18, 2022

Prerequisites: None

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