Description: This course provides training in venipuncture through didactic and clinical instruction, including advanced training as required by the State of California, Department of Health Services-Laboratory Field Services. The lecture portion of this course includes advanced Infection Control and biohazards, risk factors and appropriate responses to complications, anatomical site selection, quality assurance, pre-analytical source of error and ethical and legal issues related to phlebotomy. The clinical component of this course provides students with hands-on training in venipuncture. Students apply knowledge of theory to the clinical setting. This course is intended for students in the Phlebotomy Training Program. Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Training Program students are awarded a Certificate of Performance in Phlebotomy and may apply for State of California certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT 1) and sit for the American Medical Technologists exam for Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT).