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This 11-week program (106 clock hours) prepares students to draw blood specimens from patients as requested by hospitals and referring physicians.
The curriculum includes infection control, universal precautions, anatomy and physiology of body systems with emphasis on circulatory systems, skin preparation and punctures, laboratory tests, terminology, specimen handling and age-specific patient needs.
"Community classroom" is a component of this program that provides students with unpaid on-the-job training experiences at sites in the field. Correlating classroom instruction with regularly scheduled, supervised and planned work-based learning, this type of experience supports students in preparing for a successful transition into the workplace.
Students successfully completing this program are eligible to sit for the National Exam for Certified Phlebotomy Technician and apply to become a California State Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
Note: This program does not qualify for financial aid.
All non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by "Current Members" of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or "Endorsed Members" of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). This allows LFS to determine if your education is equivalent to a U.S. college or university education. The evaluation service will send an evaluation of your educational institution and academic courses directly to LFS.
To obtain an application, instructions, and information, visit them on the web:
If you are an applicant whose education and training/experience is from a non-U.S. school, college, university, or clinical laboratory, please make sure that your name is printed in English on all your transcripts and supporting documents and that it matches your name on the application.