Medical Training Program

Santa Monica College’s Phlebotomy Certification educates individuals in obtaining blood samples from patients in a clinical laboratory or public health setting. Check if you are elibible for State Training Funds.

Phlebotomy Certification Program

In-Class and Externship Study


Phlebotomy technicians are in demand as one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare. Launch your career as a Phlebotomy Technician, collecting blood samples from patients in a hospital, clinical laboratory, medical office, or clinic. Through lectures and hands-on training, learn what you need to know about the circulatory system, venipuncture technique and specimen collection, risk factors and complications, and quality assurance.

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Course Information


Santa Monica College - Bundy Campus
3171 S. Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Dates & Time:

8 Saturdays; 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
March 24 - May 19, 2018


This course provides a complete learning experience—with 48 hours of classroom instruction and a 40-hour hands-on externship, and prepares you to take the National Certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT1).

You must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent at the time of registration. Registration fee includes books, supplies, study guides, all class materials, exam preparation, and externship.


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Over the course of six weeks, individuals gain exposure to on-the-job duties that include drawing blood samples from patients, producing quality laboratory results, gaining the trust and confidence of patients and much more. At the end of the course students are prepared for their certification exam.

Student Benefits

  • Program completion takes less than two months where others take a year or more
  • Installment plans available. We are an ETPL vendor, you may qualify for state funding.
  • Externship placement is guaranteed.
  • This program costs five times less than others.
  • Students have the potential to earn $12-$22/hr as a Phlebotomy Technician according to



A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the course.

After completing the program you will be prepared for the following certification exam:

  • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)