Certified Phlebotomy Technician Program (CPT-1)

Certified Phlebotomy Technician Program (CPT-1)Train to become a certified phlebotomist at Newbridge College. The Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) program is for students with prior medical experience who want to take the State Licensure Examination for Phlebotomy to become a Certified Phlebotomist.

This program is now available at Newbridge College - San Diego East (located in El Cajon, California). Contact the Newbridge College - San Diego East campus for details.

Program Length

  • 6-8 weeks (classroom instruction and externship)

Program Admission Requirements

  • Command of English language
  • High school diploma (or GED equivalent) or a baccalaureate or higher academic degree in any field
  • Resume of work experience
  • In addition, students must satisfy one of the following:
    • A certificate or degree from an accredited institution in one of the following areas: Medical Assistant; Medical Laboratory Technician; Surgical Technician; Certified Nursing Assistant; or related program that includes training in blood draws, injections, medical procedures, and CPR.
    • Five (5) years of documented healthcare experience, including training by a physician, RN or healthcare professional.
    • Meeting with the Campus President to review other unique medical, experiential/medical-related experience or other circumstances, with a final determination provided by the Campus President in writing and placed in the students file.

Campuses Offering this Program

Program Course Description

This intensive program is designed for students with prior medical experience, and provides the education and training required to prepare for the Claifornia State Licensure Examination for Phlebotomy. Graduates who pass the state exam can enter the healthcare work force as an entry-level Certified Phlebotomist.

The following topics are covered during this program:

  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology emphasizing OSHA, HIPAA and CLIA regulations
  • Universal precautions and safety including laboratory safety and biohazard safety
  • Proper selection and preparation of skin puncture sites, blood collection equipment and appropriate disposal of sharps and biohazard waste
  • Specimen collection and handling of capillary and venous blood samples
  • Hands-on training in Phlebotomy skills and techniques on actual patients of varying ages and health conditions

Newbridge College is approved by the Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services Division, to provide phlebotomy instruction.

Externship Program

Upon successfully completing the classroom instruction and academic requirements, students participate in an externship program in a clinical laboratory, hospital laboratory or related clinical setting, providing real-world hands-on work experience.

Occupation and Job Outlook

Job growth in the health care industry continues to expand to meet the needs of a growing and aging population in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, excellent job opportunities are expected and employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations, and new job openings are expected to increase by 14% through 2018.*

Work Environment: Clinical laboratory program personnel are trained to work with infectious specimens. When proper methods of infection control and sterilization are followed, few hazards exist. Protective masks, gloves, and goggles often are necessary to ensure the safety of laboratory personnel.

Working conditions vary with the size and type of employment setting. Laboratories usually are well lighted and clean; however, specimens, solutions, and reagents used in the laboratory sometimes produce fumes. Laboratory workers may spend a great deal of time on their feet.

Hours of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians vary with the size and type of employment setting. In large hospitals or in independent laboratories that operate continuously, personnel usually work the day, evening, or night shift and may work weekends and holidays. Laboratory personnel in small facilities may work on rotating shifts, rather than on a regular shift. In some facilities, laboratory personnel are on call several nights a week or on weekends, in case of an emergency.

Accreditation

Newbridge College Santa Ana and Newbridge College Long Beach are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency dedicated to ensuring a quality education for more than 250,000 students who annually pursue career education at 800 accredited institutions.

Newbridge College San Diego East is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as "a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training provided by institutions of higher education and the programs they accredit."

Newbridge College is approved by the Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services Division, to provide phlebotomy instruction.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], by the U.S. Department of Education, require institutions that participate in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in the Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about their GE programs.

Recognized Occupations

The U.S. Department of Labor lists the following occupations as potential careers for students who complete these programs. For more information regarding Recognized Occupations and Standard Occupational Codes, please visit http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Standard Occupational Code (SOC)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) 31-9097.00 - Phlebotomist

Students Completing Within Published Program Length - On Time Completion Rate

Program Campus (Year) Number of Students Who Began Program1 Students Available for Graduation2 Graduates3 On Time Completion Rate4 Total Completion Rate5
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1)
Santa Ana (2009) 88 88 4 4% 96%
Santa Ana (2010) 80 80 6 8% 95%
Long Beach (2009) 75 75 65 87% 87%
Long Beach(2010) 53 53 23 43% 98%
San Diego (2009) N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A†
San Diego (2010) N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A†

1Students beginning program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year.
2Students beginning program minus students unavailable for graduation (deceased, incarcerated, or called to active military duty).
3Students completing the program within 100% of the published program length.
4Graduates divided by the number of students available for graduation.
5Students completing the program on time, plus those completing within 150% of the published program length.
New program as of August 2011. No data to report.

Placement Rates

Program Campus (Year) Number of Graduates1 Graduates Available for Employment2 Graduates Employed in the Field3 Placement Rate Employed in the Field4 Graduates Employed in the Field an average of less than 32 hours5 Graduates Employed in the Field at least 32 hours per week55
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1)
Santa Ana (2009) 4 4 1 25% N/A N/A
Santa Ana (2010) 6 5 0 0% N/A N/A
Long Beach (2009) 65 65 11 17% N/A N/A
Long Beach (2010) 23 20 4 20% N/A N/A
San Diego (2009) N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A N/A
San Diego (2010) N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A N/A

1Students completing the program within 100% of the published program length.
2Graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment (graduates who, after graduation, are deceased, incarcerated, called to active military duty, international students who leave the U.S. or do not have a visa allowing employment in the U.S., or are continuing education in an accredited or BPPE-approved postsecondary institution.
3Graduates reporting that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
4Placement rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.
5This specific statistical information is not maintained by the institution.
New program as of August 2011. No data to report.

Salary and Wage Information

Annual Salary and Wage Reported for Graduates Employed in the Field

Program Campus (Year) Graduates Available for Employment1 Graduates Employed in the Field2 $15,000-$20,000 $20,001-$25,000 $25,001-$30,000 $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000 $40,001+ Students Not Reporting Salary3
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1)
Santa Ana (2009) 4 1 - - - - - - 1
Santa Ana (2010) 6 0 - - - - - - 0
Long Beach (2009) 65 11 - - - - - - 11
Long Beach (2010) 20 4 - 2 - - - - 2
San Diego (2009) N/A† N/A† - - - - - - N/A†
San Diego (2010) N/A† N/A† - - - - - - N/A†

1Graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment (graduates who, after graduation, are deceased, incarcerated, called to active military duty, international students who leave the U.S. or do not have a visa allowing employment in the U.S., or are continuing education in an accredited or BPPE-approved postsecondary institution.
2Graduates reporting that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
3Salary information is reported by the graduate; not all graduates reported salary information.
New program as of August 2011. No data to report.

2011 Program Tuition Costs and Length

Program Campus Program Cost* Clock Hours Credit Hours Length (Weeks)
Day Class Eve. Class
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) Santa Ana $2,205.00 120 6 6 6
Long Beach $2,205.00 120 6 6 6
San Diego $2,205.00 120 6 6 6

* Program Cost includes tuition fee, registration fee, student recovery fund, books and supplies for each program.

Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students

Program Campus Median Loan Debt
Medical Assistant Santa Ana N/A
Long Beach N/A
San Diego N/A

 

*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

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Long Beach: 562.498.4500
San Diego: 619.440.6200