Welcome to Wagner Training Institute, Inc., (WTI) for your Phlebotomy Training Program. We have successfully provided professional training to the medical community for over 20 years. Our mission is to provide each student with the best possible phlebotomy education with the least financial burden and to expose the students to an exciting career in laboratory services. The mission includes the institution’s broad expectations concerning the education that the students will receive, including the acquisition of the body of knowledge presented in the education program, the development of intellectual, analytical, and critical abilities, and the fostering of values such as a commitment to pursue lifelong learning. Our mission is to enhance the educational expectations of our students, faculty, and to serve our local communities. Our objective is to successfully educate our students in accordance to our mission and transform it into measurable student learning outcomes for our phlebotomy program. You will be instructed by our patient, friendly and caring staff.
Our Program Director is a Physician Assistant/CPT-1. He has many years of experience in the medical field, and an outstanding instructor. All our staff are licensed and experienced Certified Phlebotomy Technicians (CPT-1) with years of experience in hospitals, laboratories, and clinics. WTI provides students with a complete 80-hour course of instruction in the field of phlebotomy: 20 hours of basic didactic education, 20 hours of advanced didactic education, and 40 hours of clinical externship, in accordance with California State requirements. We proctor the National Test, required for both National Certification and State Licensure.
The course will include the following: Syllabus, handouts, scrubs, and a personal name badge. Students will be expected to perform live punctures on each other in a controlled setting. Live lectures including state of the art audio visual presentations of assorted topics including Arterial Blood Gases. Our qualified staff will be building self-confidence, teach professionalism, and encourage students at his/her own pace.
WTI will provide a convenient 40-hour clinical externship. Students will be placed in area hospitals, clinical laboratories or clinics to complete the requirements. Demonstration of competency is required prior to extern placement. In addition, scheduled time for lab sessions will be available in the office during the week, by appointment only.
WTI is a private institution which has been approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and Department of Health-Laboratory Field Services. 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.