A Phlebotomy Technician is a key member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or microtechiniques.

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

Blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis.

In addition to blood analysis, phlebotomists are necessary for blood collection, either at mobile blood centers or dedicated donation centers. These phlebotomists may be especially busy during a health emergency, which can correspond with heightened interest in blood donations. Source

Course Content

CTI’s Phlebotomy Technician Program is structured in a learning-effective 50% theory/ 50% hands-on method.
Upon successful completion of CTI’s Phlebotomy Program, students will:

Be familiar with commonly used medical terminology related to phlebotomy
Successfully obtain blood through various blood collection procedures
Be familiar with complications and procedural errors
Be familiar with blood collection equipment and procedures
Understand the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
Be aware of the legal issues related to blood collection procedures and patient care
Understand the procedure for arterial blood collection
Know about infection control, safety and first aid

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CTI’s Phlebotomy Technician program has obtained the license to operate from:


State of California’s Laboratory Field Services


American Medical Technologists (AMT)

“Job prospects are greatest for phlebotomists who receive certification from one of several reputable organizations, such as the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the National Phlebotomy Association, and the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Source

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CTI’s requirements before you can draw blood:

  • Pass A Written Cert. Exam
  • Skin Punctures
  • Venipunctures
  • Hrs Clinical Training At A State-Approved Lab
  • Hrs Of Didactic Training

All Phlebotomists must be LICENSED through the Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services Division in order to maintain employment as a Phlebotomist.

Effective April 9, 2003, all persons performing phlebotomy who are not doctors, nurses, or clinical lab scientists, must be certified as a phlebotomist before they can draw blood.

State Certification Requirements:

  • Attend a phlebotomy training program that has been licensed by the State’s Laboratory Field Services Department.
  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of clinical training at a State-Licensed lab (CTI requires 64 Hours didactic training, 40 Hours clinical training at a State-LIcensed Lab, 50 venipunctures, 10 skin punctures).
  • Pass a written certification exam from an organization approved by the California Department of Health Services.
  • State Application Fee $100

Once you have passed the National certification exam, you must submit the following to the State for certification:

High School Transcript or GED, CTI Certificate, AMT Test Results ($120 Testing Fee), Proof of Clinical Hours Completed.

Employment Opportunities

CTI’s Phlebotomy Technician Program course will prepare the graduate with the necessary skills for employment as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician in a variety of medical occupations:

Health Care Support Workers
Medical Laboratory
Medical Assistant
Laboratory Assistant Blood and Plasma
Centrifuge Operator Plasma Processing

Dear Future Candidates, CTI Graduates

We recently were contacted by LabCorp, they are a global life sciences diagnostics company. They are looking to hire Phlebotomists in your area! Allow yourself to be a part of this amazing opportunity. LabCorp’s mission is to improve health and improve lives, Labcorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care.

Please see flyer for link on how to apply.

Student Testimonials

I went to school here back in December 2016 & I learned so much. One of the professors I recommend are Lorenzo, he's funny and jokes with the class but takes the subject... Read More

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This school was and is amazing !!!!! PRIMAVERA was able to help me so much with all my paperwork and as well is so sweet and kind I appreciate all there hard work and... Read More

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I have been going to CTI for a phlebotomy class with Cheryl Williams. I want to say she has been the most professional. And thorough , fun and exciting class to take. I have enjoyed... Read More

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