Phlebotomy Technician

Make a Great Career Even Better

At High Desert Medical College, our Phlebotomy Technician course (avocational) is designed for students who currently or have worked previously in the medical field and are seeking additional skills/certifications to add to their portfolio. Through didactic lessons, clinical laboratory, and hands-on experiences, students learn to perform a variety of blood collection methods on adults, children and infants using proper techniques and precautions, including vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection. Students in the program will also be taught specimen handling, processing and accessioning. The Phlebotomy Technician course places an emphasis on infection prevention, proper labeling of specimens, proper patient identification, and quality assurance.


Total Program: 5 weeks (4 weeks + 1 week extern) | Cost is $1,915

Total Clock Hours: 120 (classroom: 80 | externship: 40)

Prerequisites for Program:

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Provide evidence of six months’ work experience in a healthcare setting


The Phlebotomy Technician course is approved by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education in California (BPPE) and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education (ACCET).

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