Application Period has Closed
Want to be ready for the next cohort?
Review requirements below.
- You must be 18 years of age or older
- You must be a high school graduate or possess a high school equivalency certificate. Foreign academic transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a LFS approved entity – this applies to applicants with transcripts from foreign countries ONLY.
- You must attend a Mandatory Information Meeting
- You must pass and maintain a clean criminal background check (Information given on class day 1)
- You must pass and maintain a clean drug screening (Information given on class day 1)
Application Must Include:
- Completed Application Form
- Copy of your High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Copy of your Driver’s License
- Resume – Include Education & Work Experience
- Reading Requirement Documentation
- Signed Understanding of Attendance Policy
- 2 letters of Recommendation (half page minimum, friends/family accepted)
RSVP for Mandatory Information Meeting HERE:
No additional meetings scheduled at this time.
- Must attend a Mandatory Information Meeting to be eligible to apply for the program.
- Application Packets will be accepted by Modesto Junior College Workforce.
- Location & submission details in Application Packet.
- Questions will be answered in Information Meeting Only.
- Submission of Application is part of acceptance and no questions will be answered regarding application submission after the mandatory meeting.
- Interviews will be scheduled with prospective students.
- Must attend an Interview to be eligible for the Program.
- 20 students will be selected for the Program among the interviewees
- Orientation for the Program will be held in December.
- Must attend all class days to remain in Program
Background Check/Drug Screening/Immunizations
- Externship sites require you to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
Attendance Policy is Non-Negotiable
- The California State Phlebotomy Training Regulations governing this class are required to adhere to the following policies:
- Students attend 84 hours of didactic in classroom lessons
- Students attend 40 hours of externship, to be completed in one week’s time
- Students perform a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures in their externship
- Students perform 10 skin punctures (finger sticks)
- Students are to observe 2 arterial punctures
This legal requirement set is non-negotiable. Therefore, absence from class or externship time is not permitted by the State of California. Being late, leaving early, and/or being absent from class may result in students being dismissed from the program.
Becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 in California
- Graduate from an Accredited Phlebotomy Training Program
- Pass a National Exam – Approximately $125.00
- Apply to the California Department of Health, Laboratory Field Services for your License
– Approximately $125. This Licensure must be renewed every 2 years to stay current
and to be able to work as a phlebotomist.
If you are interested in this program, start getting your requirements ready NOW!
We offer both fee-based and CAEP funded programs.
Program held in collaboration with Ceres Adult School is California Adult Education
All class fees are waived for eligible participants.
Childcare provided, children ages 1-12, at Ceres Adult School - free of charge for all program participants.
For Questions call: Ceres Adult School 209.556.1557
About Our Program:
We strive to give students a strong foundation in the principles of phlebotomy and prepare students to successfully pass a National Phlebotomy Certification Examination through:
- Students attend 84 hours of didactic in classroom lessons.
- 40 hours of externship: Practical Instruction in a Clinical Setting. Students are scheduled Monday-Friday for an 8-hour workday. During this time students must complete a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures, with a stretch goal of 100 or more. Ten skin punctures two arterial (observed) blood draws are completed in class.
This program is designed to be completed in approx. 6 months.
Not required but recommended for success:
- AP 50 - Elementary Human Anatomy - Physiology (3 Units)
- BIO 116 - Biology A Human Perspective (4 Units)
- MDAST 321 - Medical Terminology (3 Units)
How to Apply? Follow these steps:
- RSVP for a Mandatory Informational Meeting
- Check in with First & Last Name & attend full Informational Meeting
- Must be 18 years or older to apply
- Complete and Submit the Application with required documents.
- Schedule and Attend an Interview, Await further direction.
**Please note, only the applications from participants who attend and sign in at a mandatory meeting will be accepted.
Important Information and Links
READING Level Documentation Required:
Required with Application
This can be done as follows:
- Previously taken the MJC Reading Accuplacer test and place at English 100 (or equivalent) or higher, OR
- Have taken MJC English 100 or higher AND passed with a grade of C or better, OR
- Have an AA degree or higher from a U.S. college/university OR
- Take the MJC Guided Self Placement Test for English and receive a score of 4 or higher. Please Visit our guided self-placement page and follow the instructions. ** Please note: You must have a current MJC student ID # (W#) and MJC email address to take this test. If you do not have a current MJC student ID # (w#) Apply to MJC and receive an MJC student ID#. Once you have received an ID# you will need to activate your MJC email address. OR
- Register for an in-person, proctored, 55 minute reading comprehension exam administered
Modesto Junior College Workforce. Score available in 1-2 business days.
Dates to be determined.
Information for International Students:
Please visit our Foreign Transcripts Page for information on having transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved entity.
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Phlebotomy Program Advisory Committee Minutes
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