| Catalog 2019
Allied Professional Institute offers a 20, 40 and 80 hour course in phlebotomy. Forty
hours of lecture and 40 hours of externship for persons with 1040 hours or less of
on the job experience or no on the job experience. The 20 hour advance course is
for persons with 1040 hours or more of on the job experience or volunteer
phlebotomy experience. The 40 hour didactic course is for Medical Assistants with
less than 5 years of phlebotomy experience or more than 1040 hours. The course is
designed to prepare students for the licensing exam required by the state of
The student must pass 2 final exams with a minimum passing score with 70% and
successfully pass the 40 hour externship with a minimum of 50 successful
venipunctures and 10 successful finger punctures. The student will receive a
certificate of completion upon successfully passing the course and is eligible to
take the national exam.
Requirement 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 NCCT and apply for the exam. The website will be given in class. The
fee for the National exam is $90 (additional fee) which is to be paid by the student
directly to NCCT. 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.
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.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Optional)
This 4 to 8 hour American Heart Association course is for those who need a BLS for
Healthcare providers card or whose card has expired. CPR is the immediate care
given to a person who not breathing and/or has no heart beat. Sudden illness or
injury can often cause irreversible damage or death to the patient unless proper
care is initiated as soon as possible. CPR includes recognizing life threatening
conditions and taking action to prevent death and sustain life until medical
treatment can be obtained. The student must past with a score of 84% or above.
We are a private institution that is approved to operate by the Bureau. 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
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 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA
95833 www.bppe.ca.gov, telephone numbers (888)370-7589, 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
Allied Professional Institute is committed to resolving problems students may be
encountering while working within the guidelines and policies established by the
State of California and the school. Any student can file a complaint or grievance by
submitting their complaint in writing directed to Mildred Casper, Director, Allied
Professional Institute, 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 300N, Long Beach, CA 90804,
or call (562)808-2152.
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 Website at
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.
Any person 18 years or older, or who has 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: alliedprofessionalinstitution.com or apiedu.net. Full tuition
accompany the registration, along with a copy of the students' high school diploma
or GED. High school or college transcripts are also acceptable. There is no
entrance exam given. Students must have, a minimum of: a high school diploma or
a GED, 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.
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 and a current CPR card with the American Heart Association. We teach
CPR for those who do not have a current card for an additional $70.
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 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 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 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 will 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.
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 may cancel this enrollment agreement and receive a refund by providing a
written notice to Mildred Casper, Director, Allied Professional Institute, 5199 E
Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 300N, Long Beach, CA 90804.
REFUND INFORMATION: The student has a right to cancel the enrollment
agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class
session, or the seventh day after enrollment, which ever is laser less the amount of
$100.00 for the registration fee. The amount retained for registration fee may not
exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
In addition, the student may withdraw from a course after instruction has started
and receive a pro rata refund for the unused portion of the tuition and other
refundable charges if the student has completed 60% or less of the instruction. For
example, if the student completes only 30 hours on a 90-hour course and paid
$300.00 tuition, the student would receive a refund of $200.00.
$300.00 X 60 clock hours of instruction = $200.00
amount paid paid for but not received refund
for instruction 90 clock hours of instruction amount
For which the student has paid
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, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA
95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.
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 state of the art equipment used everyday in the work place such
as vacutainers, syringes, butterfly needles and lancets. 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 student will have access to addition reading material in the library in the
classroom or the main campus and a bibliography given to the students in a
The library in the classroom contains books which pertain to phlebotomy,
interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, biohazard waste and disposal, proper
techniques in phlebotomy, anatomy and physiology and resume writing. All of
these books can help the student prepare for the national exam and gain more
information concerning phlebotomy. Also the student learns how to write a resume
to help them gain employment once they have completed the course and obtain
their phlebotomy certification. There are DVD’s that show the student proper
identification of the patient as well as proper techniques in phlebotomy. There is a
bibliography at the end of the student’s handout listing several books pertinent to
the student’s subject. The student can use facilities library that is inside the
classroom, visit their local library or college library as well as consult the internet
for more information pertaining to phlebotomy. They sign a library card to check
out a book. All students receive classroom instructions.
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.
We do not have dormitory facilities nor do find or assist a student in finding
Student records are held for a minimum of 5 years and transcripts are held
permanently. Transcripts are stored indefinitely on a flash drive and will be made
readily available upon written request within (2) business days.