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In order to apply as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I in California, students will be required to produce an official copy of their high school transcript (or GED). Students participating in the clinical placements as part of HEA144B will be required to provide proof of starting the Hepatitis B series and a current TB clearance within the last year, Varicella and Tdap vaccinations, and proof of positive antibody titer for MMR. The specifics of this documentation requirement will be explained at the first class meeting.
The Phlebotomy Program at Lake Tahoe Community College consists of two courses: Phlebotomy Training, Part 1 – (Didactic) and Phlebotomy Training, Part 2 - (Clinical).
The series is typically annually (subject to change). Upon successful completion of both courses, students will be prepared for a national phlebotomy certification examination and may apply for "Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1."
Students are advised that a certified copy of their high school transcript or diploma (or GED) will be required for submission to the California Department of Public Health.
Phlebotomy Training, Part 1 (Didactic) (5.75 units)
This course includes both basic and advanced classroom instruction and is designed for all beginning students and for phlebotomists with less than 1,040 hours of phlebotomy experience.
Basic instruction topics include universal precautions, infection control, laboratory and equipment safety, basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and blood collection techniques.
Advanced instruction topics include bio hazards, sources of error in laboratory testing, anatomical site selection and patient preparation, risk factors and complications, problem solving and communication, ethics, and QA in phlebotomy practice. Student Notice: Students will be required to provide a certified copy of their high school diploma or GED. Successful course completion requires perfect attendance and a"Pass" grade (defined as 84% or higher). When combined with the successful completion of Phlebotomy Training - Part 2, (Clinical), students will be prepared for a national phlebotomy certification examination and may apply for a California phlebotomy license (CPT1).
Phlebotomy Training, Part 2 (Clinical) (1.5 units)
This course satisfies the practical experience requirement to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I in California and is designed for all beginning students and for phlebotomists with less than 1,040 hours of phlebotomy experience.
In a clinical setting with access to actual patients, the course will include equipment usage; patient preparation and infection control; blood collection from patients of various ages, stages of health, and weight; post puncture care; blood processing after collection and centrifugation; and disposal of waste and sharps.
Successful completion of this course requires perfect attendance, and 50 successful patient venipunctures and 10 successful patient skin punctures pursuant to CCR, Title 17, Section 1034(a)(2). When combined with the successful completion of Phlebotomy Training - Part 1, (Didactic), students will be prepared for national phlebotomy certification examination and may apply for California phlebotomy license (CPT1).
Questions: Call (530) 541-4660, ext. 583 or ext. 723.
Student Learning Outcomes for this program are:
Gainful Employment Information (Certified Phlebotomy Tech 1: MOA-C option)
Related Occupations: Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist, Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
To protect student confidentiality no information on "On Time Completion Rates" is reported in programs where fewer than 10 certificates were awarded in a school year.