Online Phlebotomy Certification Courses

Basic Phlebotomy

This course gives the student an overview of anatomy, physiology and basic infection control, along with basic phlebotomy theory which will prepare the student for advanced phlebotomy techniques. Students with 0-6 months experience must begin with this Basic Phlebotomy course. This course is strictly timed to be 20+ hours long.


CCMCC's Basic Phlebotomy Online course is designed for:

  • The student who is interested in becoming a California Limited Phlebotomy Technician (LPT) and has done at least 25 dermal punctures. Upon successful completion, the student must provide a California experience document signed by an MD or Laboratory Director stating completion of 25 successful skin punctures on real patients while on the job (not during training). No National Certification Examination is required to become a LPT.
  • The student who has worked in the medical field for less than 6 months with the goal of becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. This course must be taken in conjunction with Advanced Phlebotomy and you must be able to provide documented proof of clinical experience in order to qualify to take a National Phlebotomy Certification Examination. The student must provide a California experience document signed by an MD or Laboratory Director stating successful completion of 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures on real patients while on the job (not during training) prior to sitting for a National Certification Examination.
  • Any person interested in starting this awesome career who is able to obtain his/her own clinical experience. Clinical sites arranged by the student are subject to pre-approval by Contra Costa Medical Career College.

Prerequisite : High School completion (unopened, sealed transcripts) or GED (unopened, sealed transcripts. Sealed transcripts will need to be sent to the state of California CDPH-LFS with application, not to the school).

Advanced Phlebotomy

Our advanced course is set up to follow the basic theory class and will present an in-depth study of advanced infection control, the advanced theory and technique of venipuncture, pre-analytical errors to avoid, as well as a module on advanced law and ethics pertaining to the profession of phlebotomy, building on the previous modules in the Basic Course. This course is strictly timed to be 20+ hours long.


CCMCC's Advanced Phlebotomy Online course is designed for:

  • The student who has worked in the medical field for more than 6 months with the goal of becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. This course does NOT have to be taken in conjunction with Basic Phlebotomy in order to qualify to take a National Phlebotomy Certification Examination (if you have 6+ months experience), however we highly recommend it and proof of clinical experience must be provided. The student must provide a California experience document signed by an MD or California Laboratory Director stating successful completion of 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures on real patients while on the job (not during training) prior to sitting for a National Certification Examination.
  • Any person interested in starting this awesome career who has completed the Basic online program, who is able to obtain his/her own clinical experience. Clinical sites arranged by the student are subject to pre-approval by Contra Costa Medical Career College.

Prerequisite : High School completion (unopened, sealed transcripts) or GED (unopened, sealed transcripts) and successful completion of the Basic course if you have less than 6 months experience in the medical field. (Sealed transcripts will need to be sent to the state of California CDPH-LFS with application, not to the school.)

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