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Phlebotomy Technician I

The Phlebotomy Technician I program prepares graduates for entry-level positions as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinics, Laboratory Service Centers and physician’s offices.

Our Laboratory Field Services/Department of Health Services approved Certified Phlebotomy Technician I programs include 48 hours of lecture and 40 hours of practical experience at nearby externship sites for students with no work experience or “Advanced” 48 hours of lecture for students with phlebotomy experience. Upon successful completion of the program, our students will have met all of California State’s requirements to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I, including the completion of an approved national online examination.

Program Includes

  • 24 Hours Basic Didactic 
  • 24 Hours Advanced Didactic 
  • 40 Hours Externship Blood Draw Practice 
  • Textbook & All Materials Study Guides / Handouts 
  • National Certification Exam Preparation

Class Schedule

Tuesday, 5:00 - 9:15 pm


  • Externships begin approximately 12 weeks after the didactic training has been completed AND students have passed the National Exam. 
  • Clinical externships are scheduled during regular weekday hours (usually Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM).  Students must complete 40 externship hours and 60 draws.

Upcoming Classes (Minimum Enrollment - 15 Students)

  • August 30, 2022 - November 15, 2022; Tuesday; 5:00 - 9:15 PM
  • February 7, 2023 - April 25, 2023; Tuesday; 5:00 - 9:15 PM

Registration & Class Location

Registration begins online or in person at 4050 E. Imperial Hwy Lynwood, CA 90262. You will need to take a placement test.

For questions, (310) 604-3096, option 2. 

Cost of Class: $2,050. Payment methods include cash, debit or credit card.  Payment plan: Deposit $1,050 (non-refundable due at the time of enrollment) and two payments of $500 each.

Class Location: 11277 Atlantic Avenue, Lynwood, CA 90262

Additional Expenses (not payable to LCAS)

  • Uniform (Scrubs):  $50.00 - $100.00 [Estimate]
  • State License Application Fee:   $ 100.00
  • National Exam Fee:   $ 125.00


Student parking is available in the parking garage located on the west side of the campus (to the right of the entrance when facing the school).

Click here to read the Phlebotomist career overview on the State of California O-Net website.

Click here to read more about Phlebotomy Technicians on the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook website.

Updated: 08/15/2022; ERB