Phlebotomy Program

Students who successfully complete San Diego Mesa College’s one semester Phlebotomy Technician Training program will receive a Certificate of Performance and eligibility to apply for California state licensure as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT1).

What’s your type? Whether your blood is type A, B, or O, the information encased in your blood cells can tell doctors a wealth of information about your health. In the Phlebotomy Training program at Mesa College, you will receive the job training needed to collect, transport, and handle laboratory specimens, with the skills to identify mystery ailments one vial at a time. Remaining mindful of your patients’ blood and needle phobias, you will learn to ease a process that for some, is the most difficult part of an office visit. Through directed clinical practice (following a background check), you will benefit from the opportunity to put your technical and theoretical knowledge into practice and receive hands on training at one of our partner lab facility in San Diego. Gaining first-hand experience with quality care and patient safety, you will model the skills that are important for a career as a phlebotomy technician and/or as you continue your education at another institution.

Ready to take your next step towards a career as a phlebotomy technician? Here are some frequently asked questions about benefits of our phlebotomy training classes at San Diego Mesa College:

Program Learning Outcomes


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