Program DescriptionProcedures in phlebotomy are designed to train individuals to collect blood for laboratory analysis, which is necessary for the diagnosis and care of the patient. Ideal for health professionals seeking to expand their current skills, or for those interested in a profession in laboratory medicine, this training program is approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services. The School of Allied Health issues a certificate in phlebotomy to successful participants.
The program trains the modern phlebotomist to perform venipuncture and capillary punctures; topics include medical terminology, laboratory safety, basic anatomy and physiology, quality-assurance methods, and medicolegal issues of phlebotomy. A minimum of forty hours of supervised clinical experience is available at Loma Linda University Medical Center and other medical affiliates, allowing participants to achieve proficiency in the health care setting.
Program Length1 quarter
Possible CareersPhlebotomist in a hospital or clinic setting.
Application DeadlinesThere are currently no published application deadlines.
Admissions RequirementsTo be eligible for admission, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. All registrants must have current immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus) PPD skin test, proof of hepatitis B vaccine, and pass a background check.
PrerequisitesThere are no specific courses. Please reference the Admissions Requirements.
Discipline Accrediting AgencyThe program is approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services, 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, 1st Floor, Richmond, CA 94804-6403; telephone: 510/620-3792.
Expected Cost of Attendance
Academic Year 2019-2020
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|Books & Supplies||$115|
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Expected costs for the 2019-2020 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
Estimated Living Expenses
Academic Year 2019-2020, off campus, with a roommate
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- Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
- International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
- In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.