| Catalog 2021
PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN 1-BASIC 80 HOURS: 40 hours of lecture and 40 hours of
externship is for persons with no experience in phlebotomy. The course is given
over 10 days. Lectures are held on Saturdays and Sundays only for two and a half
weekends. The externship is held Monday thru Friday for one week only. The
times of the externships vary from 6:30am to 5:30pm depending on the location.
The student can select the time that fits their schedule as long as they complete the
required 40 hours within the 4 month time period alloted for completion of the
externship. The maximum number of hours in a day for the externship is 8 hours.
Each student is given 5 days to complete the externship. There are flexible hours
and days for those whose work may not allow a complete 5 days off at one time or
who may be attending another school on certain days of the week that will not allow
5 days in a row. The student must pass two final exams that cover both the Basic
and Advance Phlebotomy course with 70% or better and successfully pass the
externship with completion of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful skin
punctures. The student can take the National Exam even if they have not
completed the externship, but a certificate of completion will not be issued until the
externship is completed successfully.
PHLEBOTOMY TECHINICIAN 1 BASIC WITH LESS THAN 40 HOURS OF ON THE JOB
EXPERIENCE: The 40 hours didactic course is for Medical Assistants with less than
5 years of phlebotomy experience and have less than 1040 hours of on the job
experience. A letter documenting the student's on the job experience from their
past or present employer can be obtained from the website of the Department of
Public Health, (www.cdph.ca.gov/lfs). The letter must be filled out by their
employer (past or present) and presented at the time of enrollment. The class is
held on Saturdays and Sundays only for two and a half weekends. The student is
not required to complete an externship with this course because of their on the job
experience. The student must pass two final exams what cover Basic and Advance
Phlebotomy with 70% or better. Once the student has successfully passed the
course they will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the
National Exam. Allied Professional Institute gives the National Exam once a month.
See directions under Requirements for Certification to learn how to obtain you CPT1
The individual will be trained in venipuncture with syringe, vacutainer, multi-draw
and butterfly needles, and skin puncture using a lancet. A centrifuge is used to
show how to spend a specimen and separate said specimen. Basic anatomy and
physiology is also a part of the training.
In addition to the above, choice of equipment, proper technique, care of specimens,
hazards and complications, blood born disease control, and post-puncture patient
care are taught with great emphasis on each. Legal issues related to blood
collection will also be taught.
The course also covers basic communication, interpersonal relations, stress
management, ethics, and professional behavior.
The Phlebotomist will be hired to perform his/her skills in laboratories, clinics,
doctor’s offices, hospitals, and insurance companies. After completing all
requirements, the student will have the job title of Phlebotomy Technician 1 - United
States Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification code: 31-9077.
OBJECTIVES FOR BASIC 40 AND 80 HOUR COURSE
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
1. The student will be able to describe step by step procedure for drawing
blood with syringe, vacutainer, butterfly needle and finger puncture.
2. The student will be able to locate the veins in the arms, hands, feet, and legs.
3. The student will be able to identify the most frequently used veins.
4. The student will be able to describe the difference between serum and
5. The student will be able to describe the components of blood.
6. The student will be able to describe the clotting mechanism.
7. The student will be able to learn what to do for a patient on anticoagulant
8. The student will be able to trace the flow of blood through the heart.
9. The student will be able to locate a pulse.
CHOICE OF EQUIPMENT
1. The student will be able to describe the latest phlebotomy safety supplies
and equipment and evaluate their effectiveness in blood collection.
2. The student will be able to identify the various supplies that should be carried
on a specimen collection tray.
3. Identify the types of equipment needed to collect blood by venipuncture.
4. Describe the special precautions that should be taken and the techniques that
should be used when various types of specimens must be transported to the
5. List the various types of anticoagulants used in blood collection, their
mechanisms for preventing blood from clotting, and the vacuum collection
tube color codes for these anticoagulants.
6. The student will be able to describe when to a syringe as opposed to
PROPER TECHNIQUE, CARE OF SPECIMEN AND COMPLICATIONS
1. The student will be able to describe step by step procedure for drawing blood
with syringe, vacutainer, butterfly needle.
2. The student will be able to describe reasons for performing a skin puncture.
3. The student will be able to draw blood on adults, children, and infants.
4. The student will be able to draw blood on clients of all ages and weight
5. The student will be able to describe reasons for specimen rejection.
6. The student will learn equipment selection and preparation.
7. The student will be able to identify proper sites for performing a skin
8. The student will be able to describe why controlling the depth of the
puncture is necessary.
9. The student will be able to explain why blood from a skin puncture procedure
is different from blood taken by venipuncture.
10. Describe physiologic and other complications related to phlebotomy
11. Explain how to prevent complications in blood collection and how to handle
the complications that do occur.
12. Discuss the types of substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of
blood constituents and the methods used to prevent these occurrences.
13. Identify the proper sites for performing a skin puncture procedure.
14. escribe the process and the time limits for applying a tourniquet to a
15. Describe the order of draw for collection tubes when using the evacuated
tube method, the syringe method, and the butterfly or winged infusion
16. Describe the decontamination process and the agents used to
decontaminate skin for routine blood tests and blood cultures.
17. Identify the most common sites for venipuncture, and describe situations
when these sites might not be acceptable sites for venipuncture. Identify
alternative sites for the venipuncture procedure.
18. List essential information for test requisitions.
19. Describe the patient identification process for inpatients, emergency room
patients, and ambulatory patients.
20. Describe the proper method for hand washing.
21. Describe what the terms fasting and STAT mean when referring to blood
22. Define quality improvement and quality control.
23. Describe the procedure for post patient care.
24. The student will describe the proper disposal procedure for needles, sharps,
and medical waste.
25. Describe legal issues related to blood collection.
26. Describe the procedure for arterial sticks.
PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN 1-ADVANCE 20 HOURS: The 20 hour advance course is
for persons with 1040 hours or more of on the job experience, 6 months of paid
experience, or volunteer phlebotomy experience. A letter documenting the student’
s on the job experience from their past or present employer can be obtained for the
website of the Department of Public Health, (www.cdph.ca.gov/lfs). The letter must
be filled out by their employer and presented at the time of enrollment. The student
is not required to complete an externship with this course because of their on the
job experience. The course is designed to prepare students for the licensing exam
required by the state of California. The student must pass one final exam with 70%
or better. Once the student has successfully passed the course they will receive a
certificate of completion and be eligible to take the National Exam. Allied
Professional Institute gives the National exam once a month. See the directions
under Requirements for Certification on page 6 to learn how to obtain your CPT1
1. Explain the infection control policies and procedures that must be followed in
specimen collection and transportation.
2. Define the terms health care associated, health care acquired, and
3. Identify steps to avoid transmission of blood-borne pathogen exposure.
4. Describe the components for the chain of infection.
5. State the central purpose of hand hygiene.
6. Describe the CDC procedure for collection and transport of specimens for
Covid 19 Virus.
7. Describe the major organisms responsible for health care-associated
8. Define phlebotomy and identify health professionals who perform
9. List professional competencies for phlebotomists, the role in delivering,
collecting, and/or transporting specimens to and from the laboratory and key
elements of a performance assessment.
10. List the basic tools used in quality improvement activities and give examples
of how a phlebotomist can participate in quality improvement activities.
11. Describe preanalytical phase, analytical phase, and postanalytical phase.
12. Describe risk factors and appropriate responses to complications which may
13. Explain legal issues pertaining to the health care field.
14. Explain quality assurance and quality control.
15. Describe the role of CLIA, the Joint Commission, CLSI and OSHA.
The Phlebotomist will be hired to perform his/her skills in laboratories, clinics,
doctor’s offices, hospitals, and insurance companies. After completing all
requirements, the student will have the job title of Phlebotomy Technician 1- United
States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code: 31-9077.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION: The National exam is required by the State
of California to receive a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 certification. The
national exam is given once a month with our facility. The student must go online
to the website of NHA and apply for the exam. The website will be given in class.
The fee for the National exam is $117 (additional fee) which is to be paid by the
student directly to NHA. Upon successfully passing the national exam with 70% or
better, the student is eligible to apply to the State of California for their final
certification of CPT1. The State of California charges $100 for the CPT1 certification
which the student will pay directly to them. To maintain a current phlebotomy
certification, the student is required to obtained 6 CEU’s every 2 years.
This institution is a private institution that is approved to operate by the California
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the
institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California
Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title
5 of the California Code of Regulations. www.bppe.ca.gov
This institution is not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United
States Department of Education.
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been
satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private
Postsecondary Education at 1747 N. Market Blvd, Suite 255 Sacramento, CA 95834
or PO Box 98081, West Sacramento, CA 65798-0818 www.bppe.ca.gov. Telephone
(888)370-7589, (916)574-8900 or by fax (916)263-1897.
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing
an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School
Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution
with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888)370-7589 or by
completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet Web
Our facility is staffed with instructors experienced in Phlebotomy, and CPR. Mildred
Casper holds an AS Degree, Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a
Physician's Assistant certification, a Master's Degree in Public Administration with
emphasis on Hospital Administration and a life time Community College teaching
credential as well as a Phlebotomy Techninian 1 certification. She has taught a
Medical Assistant course for 15 years as well as phlebotomy and has operated
Allied Professional Institute since 1995. Mildred Casper has been a CPR instructor
with the American Heart Association for more than 30 years.
Maria Contreras has worked as a Medical Assistant drawing blood for 12 years. She
holds a Phlebotomy Technician 1 certification and is currently employed as a
Phlebotomist for one of the largest laboratories in California.
Their knowledge and caring attitudes make them the perfect instructor for our
facility because they know what it takes to succeed in the medical field and want to
share that knowledge with you.
Individuals how are 18 years of age or older, or have a high diploma or its
equivalent, is eligible to enroll at Allied Professional Institute, provided the applicant
otherwise meets the admission requirements. A registration form must be filled out
and returned within two weeks prior to the beginning of class. The registration form
can be obtained from our website at: www.apiedu.net Full tuition must accompany
the registration, along with the students' original high school diploma or transcripts,
GED, Hi-Set exam, CHSPE or postsecondary courses in 3 Bio-Sciences with a C or
better are also acceptable. College transcripts are also acceptable. There is no
entrance exam given. Students must have, a minimum of: a high school diploma, a
GED or Hi-Set exam, a steady hand and good vision. We do not accept credits
earned at other institutions or through challenge examinations and achievement
tests, or requirements for ability-to-benefit students. To be eligible for the Advance
course you must have, at least, 6 months of paid experience. The CPT application
ask questions concerning past felony convictions therefore it is important to
disclose any pertinent felony information prior to registration.
Requirements for externship: TB test or chest x-ray done within past 3 years,
immunization record, Tdap done within past 10 years, physical exam, 9 or 11 panel
drug screen, a Negative Covid 19 test, and a current CPR card with the American
Heart Association. Externship must be completed within 4 months.
The course is taught in English only. We do not teach English as a second language
nor do we provide any English language services. The student’s English
proficiency should be at 12th grade level or above. Proof accepted by high school
diploma or equivalent.
Students from other countries must have their transcripts evaluated by “Current
Members” of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES),
and “Endorsed Members” of the Association of International Credential Evaluators,
Inc. (AICE)" before being accepted into the school. www.naces.org "Visa services
are not provided nor will the school vouch for a students status.
The school does not award credit for prior experimental learning.
“NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS
EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION: The transferability of credits you earn at Allied
Professional Institute is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you
may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the Phlebotomy Technician 1 certificate you
earn in the Phlebotomy Technician I Program is also at the complete discretion of
the institution to which you may seek to transfer if the Phlebotomy Technician
certificate that you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which
you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your course work
at the institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at
this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an
institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Allied Professional
Institute to determine if your Phlebotomy Technician 1 certificate will transfer.”
Allied Professional Institute does not accept credits earned at other institutions or
through challenge examinations or achievement tests; nor has the school entered
into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.
Attendance is the responsibility of the student. Students not attending the first day
of class will be dropped from this class and required to attend the next class in the
following month. In the event of excessive absences, the instructor will drop a
student from the course. The student will be allowed to attend the following month
at the discretion of the instructor. If a student does not return to restart the program
or to make up the days missed, they will be dropped from the course and not
allowed to return. A refund may be given after the student follows the refund policy
protocol. The student is required to attend all days of class and externship. If for any
reason the student cannot attend all days due to extenuating circumstances beyond
the control of the student, rescheduling can be arranged.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE: The student can request a leave-of-absence for a period up to
six months. It must be submitted in writing and mailed or emailed to Mildred
Casper prior to leaving. After that time period, the student would have to reapply to
the course if they chose to continue.
TARDINESS: A student is allowed a 15 minute grace period only on the first day of
class. If a student is an hour or more late, make-up or rescheduling can be arranged
at the instructor’s discretion. Continued tardiness will result in dismissal from the
If a student drops-out of class, rescheduling or a refund can be arranged.
If a student needs to take a leave-of-absence, according to how far they have gone
in the class, can began where they left off or start over from the beginning.
Grading is based on successful passage of the written final exam with a minimum of
70% given at the end of the course. With the Basic course the student must also
perform 10 successful skin punctures and 50 successful venipunctures within the
40 hours of their externship. There is no clinic with the 20 hour advanced
phlebotomy course. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful
passage of each course.
The student is assessed on his/her ability to successfully and in a safe manner draw
blood on another individual, pass the final exam with 70% or better and pass the
practical portion of the course.
A student can be dismissed if he/she : Comes to class under the influence of a
controlled substance or alcohol, demonstrates abusive behavior toward another
individual, does not possess manual dexterity, or is unable to comprehend the
information given. The student is expected to conduct himself/herself in a
professional manner at all times.
The student can be placed on probation if he/she begins the course and due to
some unforseen circumstance cannot complete the course in the given time frame
but wishes to finish. The length of probation is at the discretion of the school
Scrubs and closed toed shoes must be worn on the first two days of class and to the
externship, after that, causal dress can be worn. No halter tops or short shorts are
The institution does not have any bankruptcy petitions pending nor is it operating as
a debtor in possession, nor has filed a petition within the preceding five years, nor
has it had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that
resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
(11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.). This institution has never filed Bankruptcy.
Phlebotomy Technician Basic 80 Hours $1800
Phlebotomy Technician Basic 40 Hours $1800
Phlebotomy Technician Advance 20 Hours $ 900
Registration Fee (Nonrefundable) $150 Included with tuition
Equipment $ 0 Included with tuition
Lab Supplies and Kits $ 0 Included with tuition
Textbooks $ 0 Included with tuition
Scrubs/Uniforms $ 0 To be provided by student
In-resident Housing $ NA
Tutoring $ NC
Assessment fees for transfer of credits $ NA
Fees for transfer of credits $ NA
Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee
Nonrefundable $ 0
Any other institutional charges or fees $ 0
National Exam Fee $117 To be paid to NHA by student
State Certification Fee $100 To be paid to the State by student
TOTAL CHARGES BASIC 80 HOURS $1800
TOTAL CHARGES BASIC 40 HOURS $1800
TOTAL CHARGES ADVANCE 20 HOURS $ 900
We do not offer federal, state or any other type of financial aid programs.
If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have
the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount
of any refund and that, if the student has received federal student financial aid
funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the money not paid from federal student
financial aid program funds.
If the student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government
and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur.
The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against
the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is
entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.
The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another
institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES
BUYER’S RIGHT TO CANCEL. The student has a right to cancel this enrollment
agreement and obtain a refund.
YOU CAN CANCEL this enrollment agreement and receive a refund by providing a
written letter stating that you want to cancel and withdraw from the class to Mildred
Casper, Director, Allied Professional Institute, 5199 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 300N,
Long Beach, CA 90804, by fax 562-808-0891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The
letter can be mailed first class through the post office, or hand delivered to Mildred
Casper in person. The withdrawal letter will take effect from the date it receive in
our office. If the school withdraws or dismisses a student due to inappropriate
conduct in class, the withdrawal will take place from the date of the
withdrawal/dismissal. The textbook must be returned in the same condition it was
given to the student or the student will be charged $100 for the textbook. Please
allow 10 to 15 days for processing of refund once the school receives
REFUND INFORMATION: Students are entitled to a full refund if cancellation occurs
on the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later;
and, students who withdraw or if the institution withdraws a student, the student
may receive a pro-rata refund if the student has completed 60% or less of the
educational program. This refund would be minus the nonrefundable registration
fee in the amount of $150.00 . The amount retained for the registration fee may not
exceed one hundred dollars ($150).
Students who withdraw or if the institution withdraws a student, the student may
receive a pro rata refund if the student has completed 60% or less of the education
program. Example: The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total
institutional charge, divided by the number of days or hours in the program),
multiplied by the number of days or hours the student attended, or was scheduled
to attend, prior to withdrawal.
Program Tuition X Days student attended = The amount owed
# of days or hours
The school will also refund money collected for sending to a third party on the
student’s behalf such as license or application fees. If the school cancels or
discontinues a course or educational program, the school will make a full refund of
all charges. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation or withdrawal.
STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND
"The State of California established the Student Tuition recovery Fund (STRF) to
relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program
at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was
enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid
tuition, and suffered a economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so,
you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on
your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California
resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay
the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a
"It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid
documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to
the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private
Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd, Suite 255, Sacramento, CA 95834,
(916) 574-8900 or (888) 370-7589. Webste www.bppe.ca.gov
To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a
residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF
assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by
the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a
teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen tech-out plan
approved by the Bureau.
2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120
day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were
enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program
3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120
days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an
educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined
there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120
days before closure.
4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to
5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal
student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds
received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an
arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or
representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the
7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your
student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the
cancellation of the student loan or loans.
To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4)
years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for
recovery from STRF.
A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of
noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for
the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more
than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the
student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4)
year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a
taxpayer identification number."
The student will be in a classroom setting for lecture and a group setting simulating
a phlebotomy draw station for practical training. The student will be taught how to
draw blood using an artificial arm before moving to a live person. The student will
learn how to use vacutainers, syringes, butterfly needles and lancets. A centrifuge
is available to learn how blood is separated. Non latex gloves will be utilized with
each blood draw. All of the equipment used is brand new and disposable.
Tourniquets made of rubber as well as latex will be used. The student will be able
to go from the classroom to a clinic, laboratory or hospital with sufficient knowledge
and skills to perform the job of phlebotomy well.
The campus has excellent central air and heating, good ventilation and lighting. The
classrooms is clean with ample room for the students. The laboratories are clean
and well maintain daily and can only be entered with a key held in the class room.
The campus is located in a safe and secured building with elevators to take you to
the third floor or the student can use the parking structure up to the third floor.
There is no fee for parking. All permits required by the Department of Public Health
relating to the health and safety of the institution’s facilities and equipment on file
have been obtained, are up to date, and is posted on the wall for viewing at any time.
The a video library that is on The Phlebotomy Handbook’s Student Resources page
at (www.pearsonhighered.com/healthprofessionsresources) is available for the
student. The student will go online to the website and follow the direction on
setting up their account. They will have 24 hour access to the video library.
National Center for Competency Testing also provides a library for the student
which gives them access to practice test and phlebotomy information. The will go
to www.ncctinc.com and set up an account to access their library.
The student can also visit their local library or college library as well. There are
several websites (YouTube) where they can obtain more information pertaining to
phlebotomy including demonstrations of different procedures.
There is a bibliography at the end of the student’s handout listing several books
pertinent to the student’s subject.
Following the guidelines of the Department of Public Health and CAL/OSHA there is
no hands on library in the class room as a means to keep each and everyone as
safe as possible.
All students receive classroom instructions.
The school does not offer distant education.
Any knowledge of job opportunities will be passed on to the student. The student
will be told of different facilities that hire phlebotomist.
Resume assistance and/or a letter of recommendation is available to the students
The school does not offer distant education.
Allied Professional Institute does not offer any placement services.
We do not have dormitory facilities nor do find or assist a student in finding
housing. There are Motels and Hotels reasonably close to the school with a price
range from $58 to $319 per day.
We provide the externship for the student. If the student wants to do their
externship at a different facility, a contract between Allied Professional Institute and
the facility must be approved first by the Department of Public Health before the
student can go.
Student records are held for a minimum of 5 years and transcripts are held
permanently. Student records are held in a locked file cabinet with the Director
being the only person with a key that has access to the records. All records that the
institution is required to maintain will be made immediately available by the
institution for inspection and copying during normal business hours by the Bureau
and any entity authorized to conduct investigations. Students records are
maintained on site at 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 300N, Long Beach, CA.
This catalog is updated annually.