Program Description

Procedures in phlebotomy are designed to train individuals to collect blood for laboratory analysis, which is necessary for the diagnosis and care of the patient. Ideal for health professionals seeking to expand their current skills, or for those interested in a profession in laboratory medicine, this training program is approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services. The School of Allied Health issues a certificate in phlebotomy to successful participants.

The Program

The program trains the modern phlebotomist to perform venipuncture and capillary punctures; topics include medical terminology, laboratory safety, basic anatomy and physiology, quality-assurance methods, and medicolegal issues of phlebotomy. A minimum of forty hours of supervised clinical experience is available at Loma Linda University Medical Center and other medical affiliates, allowing participants to achieve proficiency in the health care setting.

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Program Length

1 quarter

Possible Careers

Phlebotomist in a hospital or clinic setting.

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. All registrants must have current immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus) PPD skin test, proof of hepatitis B vaccine, and pass a background check.


 There are no specific courses.  Please reference the Admissions Requirements.

Discipline Accrediting Agency

The program is approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services, 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, 1st Floor, Richmond, CA 94804-6403; telephone: 510/620-3792.
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Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2021-2022

Year of Program: Year 1
Tuition $2,365
Fees $924
Books & Supplies $140
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $3,429


Expected costs for the 2021-2022 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2021-2022, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1
Months enrolled 3
Room & Board
Personal Expenses


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.