CA State Approved (CDPH-Laboratories) Accelerated Phlebotomy Program is a 40 hour program that requires 1 week of training and provides the necessary knowledge and skills. The course comprises a series of online lectures and clinical experiences specifically designed for phlebotomy training.
Critical Care Training Center is the largest training center providing healthcare education for hospitals, laboratories and clinic settings throughout Los Angeles County, North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City and beyond.
CCTC is an Official Test Center for Phlebotomy Exam (Approved NHA Test Center), which means you will take your licensure exam at our location.
All students must possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Proof of good health: A report that includes medical history, physical examination and PPD test or CXR signed by a healthcare provider performing the physical examination shall be provided to the institution, indicating that the student does not have any health conditions that would create a hazard to him/her and patients or visitors. Due before clinical training begins.
In order to attend this Los Angeles Career College Phlebotomy class, all students must be free from conviction by any court (other than minor traffic convictions) or have clearance from the California Department of Health Services.
Must be able to exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally, 10-25 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
This program is designed for people who plan to work for a clinical laboratory or public health department, clinic, or hospital. The course combines 40-hours classroom instruction and a 40-hours off-site clinical internship to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience.
Lectures include but are not limited to the anatomy and medical terminology pertaining to the circulatory system, specimen collection, risk factors, complications and quality assurance in specimen collection.
Practical instruction provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique with procedures verified through a skills check-off system. The 40-hour externship includes a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 skin punctures.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Bloodwork is always needed in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and many other locations. With an aging population, phlebotomy techs are even more necessary.
Projected Income After Graduation
In 2015, the median income for Phlebotomy Technicians was $31,630. The highest-paying employers were pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturers, who offer a median salary of around $48,760, per the BLS.
The graduate services staff assists students in their job searches after they have successfully completed their studies, by offering information on job opportunities and temporary assignments and guidance in resume preparation and interviewing techniques.
Critical Care training Center makes reasonable efforts to satisfy the wishes of a graduate as to location and type of employment. The more flexible a graduate can be regarding initial employment, the easier it is for the school to assist in the placement process.
In addition to the graduate services available to students, career-planning concepts are also integrated into the curriculum in all programs. Students participate in specific sessions that cover interviewing techniques, networking, resume writing, and professional dress and conduct.
Below is a collection of frequently asked questions and answers about our Phlebotomy program. You are more than welcome to call us at 818.766.1111 or send us an email if you can’t find an answer to your question.
A Phlebotomy Technician is responsible for drawing quality blood samples from patients or donors. They also prepare blood samples for medical testing.
As a Phlebotomy Tech, you will play a key role in both the patient experience and the facility’s medical team. Many patients experience fear and anxiety during blood draws, so the Phlebotomy Technician can help ease the patient’s worry and make them feel more comfortable