Phlebotomy — Certificate

Program director
Teri H. Ross

Medical director
Paul C. Herrmann

Procedures 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 program

The program trains the modern phlebotomist to perform venipuncture and capillary punctures. Topics include medical terminology, laboratory safety, basic anatomy and physiology, infectious diseases, and medicolegal issues of phlebotomy. A minimum of forty hours of supervised clinical experience is provided at Loma Linda University Medical Center and other medical affiliates, allowing participants to achieve proficiency in the health-care setting.

School certificate

Students registering in this certificate program register through the Office of University Records for the courses; but the certificate is issued by the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science in the School of Allied Health Professions. The University Records Office maintains a record of registration but not the certificate; record of the certificate and its awarding are maintained by the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science in the School of Allied Health Professions.

Financial aid is NOT available to students registered in school certificate programs. These programs do not meet necessary requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education for aid eligibility.

Professional registration

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, participants receive a certificate of completion in phlebotomy and are eligible to take examinations such as the national certifying examination offered by the Board of Certification, American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), 33 West Monroe, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603; telephone, 800/267-2727; Web site: <http://www.ascp.org" target=>; or others recognized by the state of California.

The program is approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Laboratory Field Services (LFS), 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, 1st Floor, Richmond, CA 94804-6403; telephone: 510/620-3792; Web site: <http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/lfs>.

In addition to Loma Linda University and School of Allied Health Professions admissions requirements, the applicant must also complete the following requirements:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • a high school diploma or GED.

All registrants must have current immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus) PPD skin test, proof of hepatitis B vaccine, CPR (American Heart Association) Basic Life Support Certificate; and must pass a background check.

Required
AHCJ 105Procedures in Phlebotomy5
Total Units5