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Phlebotomy Technician 1

Participants qualify for certification by examination for Phlebotomy Technician 1 offered by the National
Health Career Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician Examination. After successful completion of the NHA examination, students will be eligible to apply to the DHS-LFS for California State Certification. California state applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, have no felony convictions on their record and have passed an approved certification exam.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate of completion from Contra Costa Medical Career College.

This course is designed to help students meet all the criteria set forth by the state of California. CCMCC will provide, through didactic and practical instruction, training in venipuncture.

40 hours of practical training in a clinical setting on real patients whose blood is being tested by a licensed clinical laboratory will be completed concurrently with didactic training under the direct supervision of practical training instructors. Successful completion of all skin punctures, venipunctures, and arterial observations will count toward the CDPH-LFS certification requirements.

*State certification is a requirement for completion of this course. It takes up to 90 business days after successful completion of all course requirements to obtain California State Certification.

All programs require a United States High School Diploma or GED. If you have an equivalent foreign high school diploma, it must be evaluated by NACES. Proof of evaluation is required before registration can proceed.


You MUST have these to register:

  1. All applicants must be 18 years or older.
  2. All applicants must present either a State issued Identification Card / Driver’s License or Passport.
  3. You must have a Social Security Number, therefore; you must be a US Citizen or eligible to work in the United States.
  4. Proof of High School Graduate/GED or achieved a degree higher than High School Diploma.  (Foreign transcripts for Diplomas earned outside of the US must be evaluated for US equivalency, please click here to learn more.)
  5. No Felony and certain misdemeanors (drug and theft) convictions are allowed.

Available Classes

Phlebotomy - 5 Weeks (Weekends) - Starts August 10, 2024

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