Phlebotomy Program

Jumpstart Your Healthcare Career by Choosing UCLA's Phlebotomy Program.

No previous medical experience is required. Our program will provide you with extensive training in the knowledge and skills required to be a successful phlebotomist!

Phlebotomy Program

Course fee: $2,275 • Nonrefundable: $200
Preparation course fee: $225



  • Complete Your Training in 3 Short Months
  • Convenient Class Schedule that Allows You to Continue Working While You Learn
  • Become Eligible for a Phlebotomy License in the State of California
  • 96% completion rate. 99% licensing rate.
Limited time discounts:

  • If you enroll in the March course by February 24, your Phlebotomy course fee will be discounted $50.
  • If you enroll in Phlebotomy and Phlebotomy Prep together, your total will be discounted $22.50.
  • Both discounts may be used together!

Phlebotomists work in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities drawing blood from patients in preparation for medical testing. As a phlebotomist, you must be attentive to detail, work well under pressure, have excellent manual dexterity, great communication skills, and really enjoy working with people.

Because phlebotomists collect blood and are at risk for exposure to a variety of diseases, they must be trained in laboratory safety and the strict policies and precautions to help ensure their safety and that of their patients.

Read the detailed section for more information including course details and medical and English language requirements.


Preparation Course

We recommend that students take our Phlebotomy Preparation course, which takes place over two evenings and one Saturday several weeks before your Phlebotomy course. The preparation course addresses areas in which we have found students most often struggle in the Phlebotomy course, and is designed to help you succeed in Phlebotomy

Note: Phlebotomy Preparation is no longer a required prerequisite for our Phlebotomy course.


The course consists of didactic instruction (in the classroom) and clinical rotations (in hospital). Didactic instruction takes place over 6 weeks. Clinical rotations begin approximately halfway through didactic instruction and may continue as long as three months, depending on the availability of shifts. Clinical shifts are scheduled during class.

  • For the first two weeks of the didactic phase, classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6 pm to 10 pm and all day Saturdays, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • On the third week, classes meet on Thursday and Saturday.
  • For the remaining three weeks, classes meet on all day Saturdays, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs, and simulations you will gain the knowledge and skills to administer blood draws for patients. You will first practice venipuncture on manikins, followed by practicing venipuncture on each other before beginning starting your clinical phase.

The clinical phase may begin during the fourth week of the didactic phase of the course, depending on shift availability. Available shifts may include day, evening, and weekend shifts (separate from the classroom hours). In the clinical phase, you will be rotated through UCLA hospitals and affiliated community clinics. You will function on a one-to-one basis, drawing blood from actual patients, under the direct supervision of a laboratory supervisor and/or licensed phlebotomist preceptor. Shift availability is not guaranteed, and the time to complete your clinical rotations may be extended for scheduling reasons.

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