Phlebotomy & E.K.G. Technician
Meets New California Regulations
Phlebotomy is the practice of withdrawing blood for the purpose of analysis. The information gathered from such service is a valuable tool for the doctor in diagnosing and treating all forms of disease. E.K.G. Technicians perform electrocardiograph pictures of the heart for patients upon the order from the doctor. Again, EKG technicians only perform the test, the medical doctor interprets the tracings recorded by the E.K.G. technician.
Phlebotomist’s can work in a variety of settings including clinical laboratories, health care clinics, podiatrists’ offices, specialty clinics, emergency rooms, hospitals. osteopaths offices, physicians’ offices, or surgeons’ offices.
Salary & Benefits
Phlebotomists enjoy many benefits including workers compensation, medical and dental insurance and retirement plans. The starting pay for phlebotomist varies, depending on the amount of experience and the specific area of employment. Salaries for Phlebotomy technicians are competitive and depend on experience and place of employment.
California Approval & Accreditation
Abrams College is approved and licensed by the California Department of Public Health Services, Laboratory Field Service Unit, The California Department of Consumer Affairs – Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
Phlebotomy Technician Program
Abrams College offers an intensive program leading to California Phlebotomy Certification. At the end of the training, the graduate may perform blood-drawing procedures in California in applicable health care settings, hospitals & clinical laboratories. In addition, per the student’s request, the college will provide the EKG technician certification program on the last day of the course.
The course is divided into sections: the didactic portion (classroom) and the externship portion. Students must successfully complete the didactic portion to be eligible for the internship. A student who fails the didactic is dropped from the program.
Didactic (48 hours classroom)
The class is held for two weeks- Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Students must attend all class sessions and pass all exams and skills stations to be eligible for the externship. Students who fail an exam or skills station will be dropped from the program. Students who complete all didactic coursework will be assigned an externship.
Externship (40-hour Hospital Internship)
(PRE-REQUISITE: Completion of didactic portion of program & CPR Certification)This course of training consists of 40 hours of practice within a hospital or clinical laboratory setting. Clinical times will be assigned by the school. Students who do not accept or attend or fail the assigned internship will be dropped from the program and must retake the entire program. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible for National Phlebotomy Certification, and California Licensure as a phlebotomist.
Tuition & Course Cost
|CPR Certification||$40.00 (Required, unless students possess CPR)|
|E.K.G. Tech Cert||$75.00 (Optional)|
|Uniform||$50.00 (Scrubs and Name Badge)|
Tuition Payment Plan
The payment plan is as follows:
|Payment #1||$325.00||Friday before first day of class.|
|Payment #2||$325.00||Friday before second week of class.|
|Payment #3||$325.00||Friday before week four.|
|Payment #4||$325.00||Friday before week six.|
|Payment #5||$325.00||Friday before week eight.|
|Payment #6||$325.00||Friday before week ten.|
|Payment #7||$325.00||Friday before week twelve.|
|Payment #8||$325.00||Friday before week fourteen.|
|Payment #9||$325.00||Friday before week sixteen.|