Phlebotomy Certificates in Los Angeles with Program Overviews

Nov 13, 2018

There are several schools located within 15 miles of downtown Los Angeles that offer training in phlebotomy. Read an overview of two of these schools' certificate options, admission policies and program requirements to find out which is the right one for you.

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Los Angeles Phlebotomy Schools

The Los Angeles schools featured in this article are all approved phlebotomy training institutions in California and require students to attend lectures as well as complete clinical experiences. Upon graduating, students are eligible to seek certification in the field. Get information on the required coursework and hands-on experiences at the two colleges after reviewing a table of facts on each school.

  • Students may earn a phlebotomy certificate at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), which is located in the downtown area. Students have their choice of three sites to complete the clinical component of the program.
  • Long Beach City College, which is situated about 13 miles from central L.A., offers a certificate program in the field and one site to complete clinicals.

Comparison of Schools

Explore the campus environments, number of enrolled students, acceptance rates and more for the profiled schools. Prospective phlebotomy students will want to keep in mind that the costs of these training programs involve more than just tuition or books; insurance, health and criminal background screenings and supplies are all required.

UCLA Long Beach City College
School Type 4-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 44,027* 24,658*
Campus Setting Large city Large city
Course Cost (2018-2019) $2,075 (clinical rotations, skills lab equipment, skills lab sessions and lecture materials) plus $195 for required preparation course** $46 per credit in state, $320 per credit out-of-state ***
% of Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 65%* 74%*
Acceptance Rate (Fall 2017) 16%* N/A - Open admissions*

Source: *NCES, **University of California - Los Angeles, ***Long Beach City College

University of California - Los Angeles

The phlebotomy program is given through the Center for Prehospital Care, part of UCLA's School of Medicine. It is a prehospital, emergency academic center.

Phlebotomy Certificate of Completion

To enroll in the program, a student must have CPR certification and a high school diploma, and must pass a background check and meet insurance and medical requirements. They must also complete a Phlebotomy Preparation course. The program has lecture, practical and clinical components. The didactic portion runs for eight weeks and offers classes in the evenings and on Saturdays. Students complete the clinical aspect in about 12 weeks. Upon finishing the course, students are given a certificate of completion and are eligible for phlebotomist certification.

Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College, founded in 1927, is one of California's 115 community colleges, offering certificate and associate's degree programs. The phlebotomy program is given through the Department of Allied Health.

Phlebotomy Certificate of Accomplishment

The phlebotomy program has two courses that have to be taken in consecutive semesters. In the first course, students learn the theory of phlebotomy and practice on mannequins before advancing to the second course, which is the clinical. Students work under supervision at a local medical center, practicing their lab and phlebotomy skills. Applicants must be 18 years old or older and have a high school diploma.

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