Expand upon a medical assistant diploma with phlebotomy certification to enhance your medical career
Become a Certified 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 students for work in a medical lab or other potential healthcare careers.
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 healthcare employment opportunities.
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 certified phlebotomist. This exam is administered at MTI College.
MTI College Healthcare Program Testimonials and Careers
Graduates from MTI’s healthcare program have opportunities to go into solid careers upon completion of their program and certification exams. Our job placement assistance staff will also be at your disposal to help you prepare for your job search. Find out what some of our alumni think about their time at MTI’s healthcare program and what they’re doing with their training. Also, learn more about the types of medical fields graduates of our program can target after completion of the program.
It was a really fun experience the whole way through. All of my instructors were full of knowledge. My fellow students were all great. Every class that I took had a purpose. I actually miss coming to school!
Alison Watts, Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy
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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 Sacramento 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 medical labs around the country. MTI College’s 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 Training Requirements
California state law requires that all students enrolled in the phlebotomist program 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 Sacramento area medical laboratories, clinics or hospitals. This additional training ensures that students understand the practical implications of their coursework.
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.
Information about the Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) Certificate
The following enrollment requirements apply only to students who enroll in the Phlebotomy Program directly.
|1||Have graduated from MTI’s Medical Assisting Program within the past 12 months with a 3.75 GPA, 90% attendance, and a completed medical assisting externship, or if graduation was not within the past 12 months, must also have a minimum of one year documented experience working as a medical assistant or in a similar profession within the past 12 months. Please note: The acceptance of professions other than medical assisting are subject to approval by the department chair.|
|2||Have graduated from a medical assisting or related program such as LVN or EMT in the past 12 months with a GPA of 3.75 from an accredited school and pass MTI’s Phlebotomy Entrance Assessment with a minimum score of 90%. Please note: The acceptance of programs other than medical assisting are subject to approval by the department chair.|
|3||Have a minimum of one year documented experience working as a medical assistant or similar profession within the past 12 months and pass MTI’s Phlebotomy Entrance Assessment with a minimum score of 90%. Please note: The acceptance of professions other than medical assisting are subject to approval by the department chair.|
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Tuition and Registration: $14,810
Books and Supplies: $3,305
Registration Fee: $50
Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 93%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 72%
Based on the number of Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy graduates in the 2014-2015 award year (7/1/2014 – 6/30/2015) 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.
MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For more information on these calculations, refer to the Job Placement Rate Calculation page.
A written examination and practical (hands-on) externship are required to become a licensed phlebotomist in California.
In the 2015 calendar year, MTI students achieved a 95% 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: 24%
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.
All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.
Review Gainful Employment data in compliance with U.S. Code 34 CFR 668.6(b)(2)(iv).
Learn more in the 2016 MTI College Catalog (PDF).
Apply for MTI’s Phlebotomy Training
To apply to MTI’s medical training program, you may begin the process online. Once completing the online form, a student advisor will contact you to help you finish the rest of the application process.
Begin the process by simply filling out the form on the right side of the screen or visit our application page.
You can learn more about medical training, careers in healthcare, and why MTI’s program is right for you by checking out our medical program articles.
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