Phlebotomy Technician

In complaince with California Code of Regulations (Section 1035.1, 1242, 1246 and Section 100275, 120580 Health and Safety Code), Health Care Technology 104 (HCT 104) prepares the entry level health care practitioner for certification as a CPT-1. Lecture includes 20 "basic" hours in infection control, safety, circulatory system, medical terminology, patient and specimen identification and skin puncture, and 20 "advanced" hours in anatomical site selection and patient preparation, risks and complications, post puncture care, anticoagulation theory and quality assurance.  Students will be assigned 40 hours in a clinical setting and must successfully complerte 50 venipunctures, 10 skin punctures, and observation of one arterial puncture.

Program Requirements

Prerequisites:  ESL 160, ENGL 86, ENGL 93 or ENGL 95 or placement in ENGL 88 or 88A AND high school diploma or GED credential.  An AA or AS degree or higher completes the English requirement.

A white lab coat and scrubs, physical exam within six months, immunization documents, background screening and drug screening are required for clinical placement at the student's expense.


Two orientations sessions are held every semester.  Attendance at one of the orientation sessions is mandatory.  There will be no exceptions. Students will receive an applicantion with the deadline date to submit their documents. 

Click here to obtain an orientation flyer. 


Class Schedule

Tuesday    4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

GYM  106 

Certification Information

For CPT-1 certification information, please visit the California Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Service (LFS) webpage using the link below.

Laboratory Field Service Webpage

Quick Facts: Phlebotomists

2017 Median Pay $33,670 per year
$16.19 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 122,700
Job Outlook, 2016-26 25% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 30,100

Bureau of Labor Statistics for Phlebotomy