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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.



8 Weeks

Class Schedule

Tuesday, 5:00pm - 9:15pm


$2,050 (payment plan available)


  • Student must be 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or high school equivalent certificate (GED or HiSET exam)
  • Student must register and complete the orientation and placement test session with LCAS
  • Full fee must be paid prior to beginning the course.

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


Externships begin approximately 3 – 8 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.

Additional Fees (not payable to LCAS)

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

Class Location

5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lynwood, CA 90262

*Student parking is available on site.

Upcoming Sessions

Fall 2024 *dates pending;

Tuesday; 5:00 - 9:15 PM


Click here to read the summary guide about Phlebotomy Technicians on the State of California's Employment Development Department's 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 12/13/23; SR