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
In addition to the following Phlebotomy certification program, MTI also offers a
Billing and Coding Specialist
certificate program and a
Medical Assisting diploma program.
Become a Licensed Phlebotomist
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 and the American Medical Technologists (AMT). By the end of the
program, students will be prepared to take either 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.
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.
About a Career in Phlebotomy
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.
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
The following enrollment requirements apply only to students who enroll in the Phlebotomy
Graduate of MTI's Medical Assisting Program with 3.5 GPA, 90% attendance and completed
Students must have completed a Medical Assisting program in the past 3 years with
a GPA of 3.5.
Have a minimum of 1 year's documented experience working as a medical assistant
or other medical related experience within the past 5 years.