Santa Monica College’s Phlebotomy Technician Program educates individuals in obtaining blood samples from patients in a clinical laboratory or public health setting.

Phlebotomy Technician 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:

7 Saturdays; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Call for current schedule.


The course combines 48 hours of classroom
training and a 40 hour externship to provide you
with a complete learning experience.

The 40-hour externship includes at minimum of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 skin punctures.


TO REGISTER: call our educational partner Phlebotomy Training Specialists at (888) 745-3268 and mention
Santa Monica College.

Over the course of two months, 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. For answers to frequently asked questions, visit Phlebotomy FAQ.

Student Benefits

  • Program completion takes only two months where others take a year or more
  • Financial Assistance is widely available through payment plans, loans, scholarships, and more.
  • 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)

  Tuition: $2500 (financial assistance available).