Phlebotomy Technician

What will I learn in this program?

The Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy Technician will give students who successfully complete the course theory and skill competencies necessary to meet requirements of AB 1557 for a phlebotomy technician.  Emphasis is on phlebotomy techniques, equipment, medical/legal considerations, safety, infection control, specimen collection, patient preparation, labeling, handling, and preservation or fixation. The course is designed to prepare entry level health care practitioners for certification as a CPT-I.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Medical Assistants


Average Growth

Healthcare Support Workers


Average Growth


Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

160 or 82 or ENG 92 or placement in ENG 9 or 94.  GED or High School Diploma.

Does this program have any special costs?

$75 materials fee payable at the first class.

How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate of Completion

4.5 Months

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:
Department contact information: John Adams Campus, 1860 Hayes Street, San Francisco 415-561-1900
Program coordinator information:  Kate Charlton, RN, BSN, PBT, Office: GYM, Room 112, Phone: 415-561-1961