Bakersfield College

Principles of Venipuncture

Job Skills Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is for successful completion of the Principles of Venipuncture course taught at Bakersfield College. The venipuncture regulations and requirements are part of the Health and Safety Code of California, Section 106985. The certificate is necessary for job readiness and to indicate competency for the performance of venipunctures at the job site. The State of California code requires a certificate to indicate proficiency. The certificate is part of the Career and Technical Education program which prepares students for employment in medical imaging and permits individuals to administer contrast media for x-ray examinations as part of their job as a radiologic technologist.

Program Learning Outcomes 
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate competency by successfully performing venipuncture techniques on humans in the laboratory setting.

Course Number Course Title Units
RADT B30 Principles of Venipuncture 1.0

Note: The clinical components of all radiologic technology courses are graded on a Pass/No Pass basis only. Radiologic Technology students are exempt from the maximum of three Pass/No Pass units which may be taken in a semester and from the maximum of 12 Pass/No Pass units which may be applied toward the AS degree at Bakersfield College.

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