Phlebotomy Certification

MTI College Phlebotomy Student

Expand upon a medical assistant diploma with phlebotomy certification to enhance your medical career

Become a Licensed Phlebotomist

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and Sacramento is no exception. The phlebotomy technician program at MTI College will prepare for work in a lab or other medical career.

The MTI College phlebotomist program can be taken in conjunction with the medical assistant program to expand the student’s medical skills and knowledge and widen their employment opportunities.

The phlebotomy program at MTI College is fully approved by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and the American Medical Technologists (AMT). By the end of the program, students will be prepared to take the National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) exam. This will make the student eligible to receive their state license as a phlebotomist. This exam is administered at MTI College.

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The primary duty of a phlebotomy technician is to draw blood from patients. Blood may be drawn from the finger, another extremity or directly from a vein. Other duties include processing blood samples and documenting work. Phlebotomists work in a range of environments, including private offices, hospitals, and medical laboratories.

Acceptance into the Phlebotomy program is not guaranteed. Due to the limited number of externship sites available for phlebotomy students, and the requirements for acceptance into the program, not all who apply to enter the Phlebotomy program will be accepted. Acceptance will be determined by evaluation of the student’s transcript, grade-point-average, attendance, clinical skills, professionalism, availability of externship sites, and other factors.

Objective of the Phlebotomy Program

The objective of the phlebotomy program at MTI is to train students for phlebotomy careers in Sacramento or many other places around the country. Phlebotomy courses are designed to teach clinical lab work, terminology and anatomy as it pertains to phlebotomy. Students completing the course will also understand all of the procedures and protocols of working in a medical laboratory.

Phlebotomy Program Requirements

California state law requires that all phlebotomy program students complete a 40-hour laboratory externship along with the classroom courses. This externship is unpaid, but is at no additional cost. The externship program is coordinated by MTI College with area medical laboratories, clinics or hospitals. This additional training ensures that students understand the practical implications of their coursework.

Phlebotomy Certification

The State of California Department of Health Services has fully approved the phlebotomy technician program at MTI. Upon completion of the program and the required externship, students are allowed to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam, also known as the CPT1. Students have the option of enrolling in the phlebotomy program alone or as an extension of the MTI medical assisting program.

Phlebotomy-only Enrollment

The following enrollment requirements apply only to students who enroll in the Phlebotomy Program directly.

1Graduate of MTI’s Medical Assisting Program with 3.75 GPA, 90% attendance and completed a medical assisting externship.
2Have completed a medical assisting or related program such as LVN or EMT in the past 3 years with a GPA of 3.75 from an accredited school and pass MTI’s Phlebotomy Entrance Assessment with a minimum score of 85%. Please note: The acceptance of programs other than medical assisting are subject to approval by the department chair.
3Have a minimum of one year documented experience working as a medical assistant within the past five years and pass MTI’s Phlebotomy Entrance Assessment with a minimum score of 85%

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Program Details

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Tuition and Registration: $13,950

Books and Supplies: $2,773

Award Year Job Placement Rate: 100%

Based on the number of Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Certificate program graduates in the 2012-2013 award year (7/1/2012 – 6/30/2013) who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.

A written examination and practical (hands-on) externship are required to become a licensed phlebotomist in California.

In the 2012 calendar year, MTI students achieved a 97% successful pass rate.

The National Center for Competency Testing does not provide institutional pass rates for the written examination on their website. Please contact the college for information on test pass rates.

Percentage of students who graduate within the published timeframe: 25%

Note: The percentage shown above represents students who graduated from the program on or before the published graduation date. The majority of the remaining students completed the program within the timeframe allowed by the U.S. Department of Education, which is 150% of the normal program length. A student’s graduation date may be delayed by a few days or a few months due to circumstances such as the need to retake a course or the need for a leave of absence to care for an ailing family member.

Title IV: $6,641.00

Private Educational Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Debt: $0

All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.

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More Options

In addition to the following Phlebotomy certification program, MTI also offers a Billing and Coding Specialist diploma program and a Medical Assisting diploma program.