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Program Details

Program Highlights

The Training Institute provides phlebotomy training for CPT-1 licensure approved by California Laboratory Field Services. This program exceeds state standards and provides 48 hours of theory and 120 hours of clinical rotation. Gain hands-on experience of at least 100 successful venipunctures, 25 skin punctures, and 2 arterial observations. Due to the high demand, participants are chosen through a lottery.

What You'll Learn

  • Anatomy and physiology of the major body systems
  • Laboratory safety and hazardous waste disposal
  • Infection control and universal precautions
  • Blood collection procedures and order of draw
  • Patient risk factors and complications
  • Legal issues related to blood collection

Program Requirements

  • Attend the mandatory orientation
  • Background check, drug screen, and immunizations (details at orientation)
  • Current CPR Card (American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers)

Advisory Notes

  • The state of California may require criminal record clearance through fingerprinting when applying for licensure as a Phlebotomist
  • A high school diploma or GED is required for licensure by the State
  • For student loans, visit the SallieMae website

For questions: Email Rebecca Boyd


Free Orientation

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:00-8:00 pm - Fresno City College Old Administration Building (OAB) Auditorium (no registration required)

Class Dates & Times

Saturdays, January - March, 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (168 hours total) in the FCC Health Sciences Division, Room 280

Registration Fee


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the course start date are refundable, minus a $25 processing fee. After that, cancellations are subject to the entire course fee. Please note that if you don't cancel and don't attend, you are responsible for payment.

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