Phlebotomy Technician I
A phlebotomist is a healthcare professional who is trained to collect patients' blood
specimens from their veins or by micro-collection techniques for clinical laboratory
or examination purposes. Phlebotomists usually work under the supervision of nurses,
medical technologists, or laboratory managers.
Mt. SAC offers a fee-based training program that prepares students to pass the certifying
exam through the California Department of Health. The CPT I program comprises 60
hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of clinical externship. Classroom instruction
is in the evenings; externship schedules vary. The program takes approximately 16
weeks, depending on the student's progress in successfully performing the required
number of procedures on patients in a clinical setting.
The Phlebotomy Program is licensed through the State of California, Health & Human Services, Department
of Public Health, Licensing & Certification Section.
This course costs $1,600. Because of high interest, students are selected by lottery.
Students must have a high school diploma or GED, a Social Security Card and a photo
ID. To register for the mandatory information session, call the Community Education Office at (909)
274-4220 or email us to phlebAT_mtsac.edu.