Get the Skills to Become a Licensed Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1)!
Our Phlebotomy Technician Course is Approved by the California Department of Public Health for CPT-1 Licensure
Bay Area Medical Academy offers courses for beginning and experienced phlebotomists in every certification level required by the California Department of Public Health.
What Do Phlebotomists Do?
Phlebotomy Technicians are responsible for drawing blood samples from patients as instructed by physicians or other health care professionals. Phlebotomy Technicians work directly with patients; they are the human face of the laboratory. Reference laboratories, hospitals, blood banks, and many physician offices depend on phlebotomists to collect, process and transport quality samples from the patient to produce accurate laboratory results.
The Benefits of Training to Become a Phlebotomist
- As an experienced Phlebotomist you can work in a lab, hospital, doctor’s office, or outpatient clinic.
- In most cases, employers are looking to hire Phlebotomists with past or present medical experience and/or previous healthcare education.
- As a new Phlebotomist with no previous healthcare working experience and/or healthcare education you can get the Phlebotomy experience you need working as a Mobile Phlebotomist/Paramedical Examiner.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Phlebotomy employment is projected to grow 25 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
- With a California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate (CPT-1) you can improve your chances of being accepted into nursing school or other healthcare programs.
- With only your National Phlebotomy Certification you have the flexibility to also pursue your career in another 47 U.S. states, with the addition of your CPT-1 license making you a more marketable Phlebotomist too.
The Phlebotomy Technician Course
The Phlebotomy Technician Course consists of two segments: a classroom segment and a clinical externship.
The classroom segment consists of 60-hours of lectures and practical instruction provided in a classroom setting. This segment is designed to provide both a theoretical foundation and hands-on training in venipuncture and skin puncture procedures. Lectures include basic anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the circulatory system, introduction to specimen collection, risk factors and complications, quality assurance in specimen collection as well as professional behavior and responsibilities in patient care settings.
Upon successful completion of the classroom segment, and after passing the National Certification Exam, you are assigned to a clinical externship at a local hospital, laboratory, or clinic. The state of California requires a minimum 40-hours externship with the student completing a minimum 50 successful blood draws. Bay Area Medical Academy externships last between 40-to-160 hours.
Phlebotomy Technician Courses Available
- California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate (CPT-1)
- CPT-1 for experienced Phlebotomists
Your Steps to Completing the Phlebotomy Technician Course
The Phlebotomy Technician Course takes three-to-five months to complete and consists of these steps:
- 60-hours Phlebotomy Class (two-weeks day class; three-weeks evening class; or five-weekends weekend class)
- National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Exam
- CPR Class (if needed)
- Externship Requirements and Practice Labs
- Clinical Externship
- Laboratory Field Services (LFS) application appointment for Certified Phlebotomy Technician I License (CPT-1)
Your Certified Phlebotomy Technician I License (CPT-1)
It takes up to 90-days for the California Department of Public Health to process your Certified Phlebotomy Technician I License (CPT-1) after your application. These 90-days are in addition to the three-to-five months it will take you to complete the school’s Phlebotomy Technician Course. Once you receive your Certified Phlebotomy Technician I License (CPT-1) in the mail, you may now work as a Phlebotomist in the state of California.
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Phlebotomy Technician Course Tuition
Tuition for the Phlebotomy Technician Course is *$3,000. You are required to deposit $900 minimum upon enrollment. Zero interest payment plans are also available.
*Licensing and examination fees may apply
Required Textbooks (included)
Phlebotomy Essentials: Text and Workbook Package
ISBN No. 9781608311217
Retail Price: $96.99
Where Do BAMA Graduates Work?
Reference laboratories, hospitals, blood banks, and many physician offices depend on phlebotomists to collect, process and transport quality samples from the patient to produce accurate laboratory results. A great testament to our success and quality of teaching is the large number of students who get hired at leading Bay Area medical facilities. BAMA graduates have gone on to work at:
Campus: San Francisco
Start Date: March 19, 2019
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4:40 pm
Campus: San Francisco
Start Date: March 30, 2019
Schedule: Saturday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm