PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM | KICK-START YOUR HEALTH CAREER IN *10 WEEKS
Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) Entrance Exam (passing score of 12)
High School Diploma or GED
Form of Identification (Ex. California Driver’s License, Passport, State ID, or Visa)
Proof of Medical Insurance (see the Travel Disclosure)
Additional Externship Requirements
Negative Tuberculosis Screening Test (PPD) *within past 6 months. If a student’s results are positive, the student must have proof of negative chest x-ray within 2 years.
Hepatitis B Vaccination (must be within 20 years). If not complete, proof of immunization must be shown for the 1st shot within 1 month or 1st and 2nd shot within six months.
Current BLS/CPR Certificate (American Heart Association) *Inquire about CPR courses offered monthly on campus
Background Check (Results could impact the student’s ability to attend the clinical externship, to complete the course’s graduation requirements, or to obtain certification after completion of the course.) Please note if you have any legal conviction in your record, this will be subject to review by the State of California Department of Public Health.
TUITION , FEES, & OTHER EXPENSES
TUITION & FEES 2020
Includes cost of didactic instruction, externship and PowerPoint handout. Prorated upon course withdrawal. Refer to Refund Policy
Non- refundable. Reserves your seat in the program
Non-refundable: Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
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OTHER REQUIRED EXPENSES
NATIONAL EXAM REGISTRATION
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy examination, approved by the State of California. Includes exam registration fee and proctor fee.
SUBTOTAL OF OTHER REQUIRED EXPENSES
MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES (*NOT REQUIRED)
Phlebotomy: Worktext & Procedures Manual, 4th Edition, Warekois, R and Robinson, R. May be acquired new or used from other booksellers.
CALIFORNIA STATE LICENSURE APPLICATION
Online registration fee to obtain an active, Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) license in the State of California.
One time occurrence.. Student must sign payment plan agreement to avail this service. See Payment Plan Policy.
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HCC's Phlebotomy Technician Program
Our Phlebotomy Technician Program will prepare students to become allied health professionals with the appropriate knowledge and training to perform the duties of Certified Phlebotomy Technician in various clinical laboratories. This program includes 10 weeks (100 hours) of didactic courses and clinical skills labs, and a 40 hour clinical externship.
What is phlebotomy?
What do phlebotomy technicians do?
A phlebotomy technician (also known as a phlebotomist) is someone who draws quality blood samples from patients for a variety of procedures including laboratory tests, transfusions, research, medical procedures, or donations. Phlebotomy technicians also process these samples and pass them to the appropriate laboratory facilities to check for health issues, like diseases, cholesterol levels, etc. Phlebotomy technicians can work in all kinds of medical facilities, from hospitals to private laboratories to nursing facilities to blood banks.
Perform front office duties, apply procedural medical coding, and clinical paperwork
Maintain and promote patient confidentiality & safe working conditions
Apply quality control checks while carrying out clerical, clinical, and technical duties
Promote good public relations with patients and hospital personnel
Assist in collecting and documenting monthly workload and recording date
Sit for the national credentialing examination
Participate in continuing education programs
At the completion of our phlebotomy technician program, students will be able to:
Prepare patients for collection procedures associated with lab samples
Collect routine skin puncture and venous blood specimens for testing
Collect urine drug screen specimens
Process specimens and carry out basic laboratory tests
Prepare specimens for transport to ensure stability of sample,
Transport specimens safely
Lectures: Gaining a Foundation on the Science & Procedures Behind Phlebotomy
Lectures in the didactic portion of this program include, but are not limited to, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, standard phlebotomy procedures, advanced phlebotomy procedures, safety & protecting patient confidentiality, and standard medical office protocols. All lectures are conducted in-person and are led by qualified and experienced instructors.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 2020 course lectures will be taught online using Zoom™ video conferencing.
Hands on Training: In-Class & Real Clinical Settings
Clinical skills labs are interwoven between lectures, coinciding with the related lecture topic. Students are given the opportunity to gradually hone and refine their phlebotomy skills throughout the course, practicing with each other and with volunteers, so they are confident in clinical/hospital settings. All students must pass a skills practical exam to earn their certification from our program.
A clinical externship at our affiliated laboratory at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA provide hands-on training in venipuncture technique. During this clinical externship students are required by California Department of Public Health Services-Laboratory Field Services to obtain 40 hours of training, completing a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 dermal skin punctures. All clinical experiences within this program will be supervised by a licensed, experienced phlebotomy instructor.
*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, clinical skills labs will be held after the didactic lectures are completed for each course. Students will be scheduled for 2-hour time slots on designated skills labs days at our Pleasant Hill, CA campus. No more than 2-3 students will be scheduled per time slot to allow for social distancing. Glass dividers have been installed at our blood drawing stations and masks will be required at all times.
The National Exam and Earning Your Licensure
Once a student successfully achieves the assessment for skills and competency, he/she will enable to sit for the national exam. Our instructors host guided review sessions and administer practice tests to prepare students for their exams.
Students who sit for and pass the national exam and successfully complete the required clinical hours and number of venipunctures, are able apply for California Department of Public Health Services-Laboratory Field Services State License. Completion of the course, externship, national exam (must pass), and licensure application qualify a graduate to work as a Phlebotomist.