PHLEBOTOMY

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN I PROGRAM

The Phlebotomy Technician I Program meets all California requirements for students to become a California licensed phlebotomist (CPTI). The program will introduce students to the field of phlebotomy and provide them with the basic and advanced skills in both theory and clinical practice. The program prepares students for the national certification examination from one of the certifying organizations approved by the California Department of Public Health.

Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.

As a Phlebotomy Technician you are an important member of the clinical laboratory team. New diagnostic techniques, clinical laboratory technology and automated instruments have greatly increased the volume of – and demand for – medical laboratory testing.

In a few months you can earn your Phlebotomy Technician I certificate and be working in the medical field as a phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is often an excellent stepping-stone to other careers in health care such as Medical Assistant or ECG Technician.

The Phlebotomy Technician I program at GMEC includes:

  • Classroom instruction and skills training
  • Externship at an excellent medical office
  • Certification exam preparation and fee

You will gain a lot of experience in GMEC Phlebotomy Technician I program. During the program, you will be shown how to draw blood. You will practice your skills in the classroom so you are prepared and have confidence before you begin your externship.

The clinical externship is your prime opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. In addition, the externship allows you to demonstrate standards of behavior required in a professional arena. You will be expected to exhibit punctuality, thoroughness, professionalism, compassion, and a positive attitude to excel at your externship and, later, to retain your job and advance in your career.

Get Started Today On Your New Career Pathway
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Program cost:  $1,990

Limited Time Only – New Program Special Discount – First 6 students who successfully complete the full program receive a $200 discount!   —   $1,790

 

Why Learn Phlebotomy at GMEC?

The learning philosophy at GMEC is student centered and stress-free. Our highly qualified instructors have years of industry experience are the passion to share their knowledge with students.

  • Stress-free, safe practice skills in the classroom for real-world experience
  • Earn a certificate in phlebotomy in just three months
  • Quickly get into the medical field, gain relevant experience for a career in health care

 

About the Program

This 88-hour program designed to prepare students for entry level competencies in the art of drawing blood as a phlebotomist in hospitals, clinics, blood banks, and other healthcare settings. Instruction includes mastery of knowledge and skills in venipuncture with syringe, vacutainer, butterfly and finger stick methods, specimen processing, injection control and proper handling.

Successful students are assigned a clinical externship which is included as part of the basic and advanced training. Upon successful completion of the training and externship, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion and will become eligible for State Certification.

Class Instruction: 48 hours. Clinical Externship: 40 hours.

Calendar and Schedule

Call the office, 714-577-0187, for details on the class that best meets your needs and learn of discounts and payment options.  Accelerated classes available, call the office for details.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Proof of high school diploma or high school equivalency from CA (see https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/gd/)
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • English proficiency. See the catalog for more details.

Program Requirements:

  • Mandatory Orientation Attendance prior to start of program
  • Maintain minimum of a 70% grade average and 93% attendance rate
  • Successful completion of externship
  • Fingerprinting and background check may be required

Included in Cost of Program Tuition and Fees:

  • Textbooks and course materials
  • Externship placement
  • Certification Exam fee
  • Certificate of Completion

Certifications

California Phlebotomy License CPTI State Board of California

Program cost:  $1,990

Limited Time Only – New Program Special Discount – First 6 students who successfully complete the full program receive a $200 discount!   —   $1,790

 

Clinical Externships:  What To Expect

One of the most exciting and challenging experiences you’ll have at GMEC is your clinical externship, where you’ll be directly mentored by professionals. This is your chance to shine, as you’ll work to demonstrate your mastery in a hands-on clinical setting, exhibiting the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired in the classroom.

Reach Your Goals

The clinical externship very closely mirrors what you can expect in your chosen field: you will be expected to complete established goals – that is, a designated number of hours and just as you would expect in an employment environment, your performance will be carefully assessed. You will receive constructive criticism and you will be expected to achieve your goal of a passing grade from your externship site to earn your certificate.

The clinical externship is also your prime opportunity to demonstrate the standards of behavior required in a professional arena. You will be expected to exhibit punctuality, thoroughness, professionalism, compassion, and a positive attitude to excel at your externship and, later, to retain your job and advance in your career.

Our Commitment to Your Success

Throughout your clinical externship, GMEC provides you with the support you need to succeed. Your demonstration of professionalism while on externship, together with your competent demonstration of the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired in the classroom help prepare you for employment.

 

Career Information

This program is for:

  • Anyone with prior experience in phlebotomy who wants to obtain a CPTI license.
  • Anyone with less than 1040 hours on-the-job experience (OTJE) within the last five years who wants to obtain a CPTI license.
  • Anyone with 1040 hours of experience or more within the last 5 years who wants to obtain a CPTI license
  • Medical Assistant graduates or allied health field graduates

 

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 25 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm

Where would I work?
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 39%
Medical and Surgical hospital 32%
Ambulatory Health Care Services 9%
Physician’s Office 8%
County public health office 4%
What wages can I expect?
California Median 2017   $19.88/hour   $41,343/year
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/detail.aspx?Soccode=319097&Geography=0601000000

 

Get Started Today On Your New Career Pathway
Sign up with your
Application and Registration HERE!

 

Program cost:         80-hour version           $1,990

                                    40-hour version           $1,740

                                    20-hour version           $1,250

Limited Time Only – New Program Special Discount – First 6 students who successfully complete the full program receive a $200 discount! 

      COURSE VERSIONS

  1. 80 Hour Course Version Didactic Basic and Advanced 48 Hours, Clinical 40 Hours, Total 88 hours – For an applicant with no on-the-job phlebotomy experience or less than 40 hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience:
  • Student must complete the full phlebotomy program of study including clinical externship of 40 hours
  1. 40 Hour Course VersionDidactic Basic and Advanced 48 Hours, Clinical Transfer credit, Total 48 Hours – For an applicant with at least 40 hours but less than 1040 hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience in the past 5 years:
  • Student must complete the full didactic phlebotomy program of study and either 
  • complete the clinical externship of 40 hours (80 Hour Course Version)

or

  • provide transferable prior learning documentation for the clinical externship (40 Hour Course Version)
  1. 20 Hour Course VersionDidactic Advanced 24 Hours, Clinical Transfer Credit, Total 24 Hours – For an applicant with 1040 or more hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience in the past 5 years:
  • Student must complete the full 24 hours of advanced didactic (classroom) phlebotomy program of study and provide transferable prior learning documentation for the clinical externship.

 

Approvals Information

BPPE – authorized and approved to operate and offer vocational program (pending)

CDPH-LFS – authorized and approved to offer Phlebotomy Technician I Program

 

BPPE School Performance Fact Sheets

Click on links below to view the program’s BPPE School Performance Fact Sheets.

NOTE:  Because this is a new course the Annual Report and School Performance Fact Sheets will be available next year!  You would find these reports here:

Annual Report 2018

School Performance Fact Sheet 2018