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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
nurse drawing blood

Our Patient Care Program

Program Highlights

  • Experience the joy and fulfillment of helping others by providing direct patient care in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
  • Monitor heart rhythms, draw blood, and collect specimens using the latest medical techniques.
  • Work alongside and support medical professionals in a variety of simulated and actual clinical settings.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for national certification, immediate employment, and further education.

Program Length

The Patient Care is two years in length. Students have the opportunity to obtain certified phlebotomy technician national certification, as well as, OSHA 10-hour healthcare and CPR instruction.

Students successfully completing the program have the opportunity to earn free dual enrollment college credit if you meet all requirements. 

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Documentation
  • EKG
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Laboratory Reporting/Safety
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Microbiology
  • Phlebotomy Procedure
  • Processing Procedures
  • Properties of Bllod
  • Specimen Collection
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Urinalysis

Certified Phlebotomy Technician Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.03–$16.58
  • Annual: $25,020–$34,480

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Blood Donor Scheduler
  • EKG Technician
  • Hemodialysis Technician*
  • Medical Courier
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Paramedic*
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologist*
  • Registered Nurse*
  • Surgical Technologist*

*with additional education in this field.