Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Requirement
Certified Background Website
Phlebotomy Testing by NCCT
Professional Behaviors Release
Phlebotomy Licensing Test - NCCT website
How to get your Phlebotomy State License
Monday - Friday
8am to 5:00pm
Location: Building [map]
Phone: (949) 582-4701
Asmita Bhakta, CLS
Ashish Patel, CLS, BB
Phlebotomy will not be offered due to a restructing of the program. The class will be offered again when the restructuring is complete.
Our phlebotomy program is approved by State of California - Health and Human Services Agency. The Department responsible for approval of Phlebotomy Programs is the CA Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services, https://secure.cps.ca.gov/cltreg. Be sure to check their website, not all schools are approved by Laboratory Field Services to instruct a course for CPT 1s.
The phlebotomy curriculum prepares the student for employment as a Phlebotomist in a hospital, laboratory, or clinic setting. The training is designed to prepare students to collect specimens and do venipunctures.
This is a sixteen week course that does not have an application process and does not have prerequisites.
HOW TO ENROLL IN PHLEBOTOMY (PHLB 240):
- Must have high school diploma or GED (required for State certification)
- Apply to Saddleback College
- Register at first opportunity on assigned date/time
- Once registered, students should download the cover letter - requirements on this webpage and start your preparations to complete your requirements to be able to attend your clinical assignment.
*Must be 18 years old
*High School or GED
*Valid CPR for Healthcare Workers prior to clinical
*Physical/Immunizations prior to clinical
*Pass the Background Check prior to clinical (cannot be on probation)
*Ability to work at a clinical site for 2-3 weeks during regular daytime hours
Clinical Work Experience (CWE)
Enrollment in CWE 181 (Cooperative Work Experience: Phlebotomist) is taken within the PHLB 240 class and will provide the necessary 120 hours of clinical experience required to complete this program. The CWE is completed at a lab/hospital within close proximity of the college and available Monday-Friday only. The shift can start from anytime 3am-8am and you need to work an entire 8-hour shift. You may only complete the CWE at a lab/hospital in which we have a contract. Liability Insurance, healthcare provider CPR card, a back ground check and a physical exam are required to be completed prior to your clinical experience. These requirements will be outlined in the first class session with appropriate paperwork. Successful completion of both PHLB 240 (Phlebotomist Procedures) and CWE 181 will lead to certification as a Phlebotomist.
What if I cannot get in to the class?
Please see this link for all the Phleobotomy Programs available in California.
Phlebotomy 241 Class Prerequisites
We also offer PHLB 241 for those experienced lab students who can present verfiable paperwork signed off by your Lab Director.