Bakersfield College

Radiologic Technology

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 venipuncture 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.


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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

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

Career Opportunities:

The Venipuncture Job Skills Certificate permits Certified Radiologic Technologists (CRT’s) to perform venipuncture at their job site. Median salary is $32/hr for Kern and Tulare Counties.

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Principles of Venipuncture Job Skills Certificate.

Total Units: 1.0

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
RADT B30 Principles of Venipuncture (offered spring semester only) 1.0