Phlebotomy Technician Program

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.

Course Content

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


Be familiar with commonly used medical terminology related to phlebotomy


Understand the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system


Successfully obtain blood through various blood collection procedures


Be aware of the legal issues related to blood collection procedures and patient care


Be familiar with complications and procedural errors


Understand the procedure for arterial blood collection


Be familiar with blood collection equipment and procedures


Know about infection control, safety and first aid

CA Trade Academy's Phlebotomy Technician program has obtained the license to operate from:

State of California’s Laboratory Field Services

National Center for Competency Testing

“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) and the National Phlebotomy Association

CA Trade Academy’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 (CA Trade Academy 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, CA Trade Academy Certificate, AMT Test Results ($120 Testing Fee), Proof of Clinical Hours Completed.

Employment Opportunities

CA Trade Academy’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
Laboratory Assistant Blood and Plasma

Medical Assistant

Centrifuge Operator Plasma Processing

Dear Future Candidates, CA Trade Academy 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.