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Phlebotomy Technician

The Phlebotomy Technician Training Program prepare students to gain the necessary skills required to work as Phlebotomy Technician in healthcare settings. Students learn and practice the skills related to basic infection control, universal precautions and safety, basic anatomy and physiology of body systems with emphasis on the circulatory system and appropriate medical terminology, specimens’ collection and storage, preparation, and care of skin puncture sites, application of basic concepts of communication, professional conduct, patient confidentiality, and legal issues. The Phlebotomy Training is approved by the California Dept. of Public Health (CDPH).

Courses required to be eligible to take the National Phlebotomy Technician exam:
  • Phlebotomy Technician I (VOC ED381CE)
  • Phlebotomy Technician I Practicum (VOC ED382CE)
  • High school diploma or GED
Program length: 1 semester (Fall or Spring)


Registration Process: 

(Use this link and follow steps 1 (noncredit), 2, and 6 to register for the two courses.)

Follow the steps below to register for the courses:

Step #1: Apply

Apply and be admitted to Los Angeles Mission College. Upon admission to the college, you will be assigned a Student ID number and a student email account.  You will need these to register for the courses.

Use this link to apply (Non-Credit Application)

Step #2: Register

  1. Log into the Student Portal
  2. Click on "Manage Classes"
  3. Click on "Class Search and Enroll" and Select Term
  4. Search for a Class and Click on “>” then select a class and click “>
  5. On the top right-hand corner, click on “Next
  6. Click “Accept” then on the next page, select Enroll and Submit

If you see a Green Check Mark, you have successfully enrolled.



After completing the steps above, complete the program immunization and clinical requirements as listed below. 
Course Schedule:

Use the course search link and enter the semester (Fall or Spring), campus (Los Angeles Mission College), and Subject (VOC ED). Scroll down to find the schedules for Phlebotomy Technician I (VOC ED381CE) and Phlebotomy Technician I Practicum (VOC ED382CE). You must register for both classes.

Program location: 13420 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima

Mandatory Orientation for students enrolled in the Phlebotomy courses in Spring 2024:

JANUARY 19TH, 2024, from 10:00 -11:00 am, at our Pacoima site, 13420 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima. Please be on time.  

Admission to the program is determined on the orientation day.

Contact info:

Allied Health Office Instructional Building 2015
(818) 833-3428

Senior Office Assistant Crescentia Muljawan 

(818) 833-3428

Chair of Life Sciences Department
Stephen Brown, Ph.D.
(818) 364-7665

Vice Chair of Life Sciences Department

Par Mohammadian, RPh, PhD,
(818) 833-3424

Aracely Molina, CNA Program Director
(818) 833-3436


Link to Pathway

Program Requirements

All students must present immunization proof:

  1. Hepatitis B vaccination: Age 19 through 59 years: complete a 2- or 3- or 4-dose series. 
  2. If Pregnancy: Heplisav-B and PreHevbrio are not recommended due to lack of safety data in pregnant persons. 
  3. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination: If no evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, or rubella: 2 doses 
  4. Meningococcal vaccination: 1 dose 
  5. Polio vaccination: Routine poliovirus vaccination of adults residing in the United States is not necessary. However: Recommended for adults who are known or suspected to be unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated against polio should complete a primary vaccination series with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). Available data do not indicate the need for more than a single lifetime booster dose with IPV for adults. 
  6. Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccination: Previously did not receive Tdap at or after age 11 years: 1 dose Tdap, then Td or Tdap every 10 years. 
  7. Varicella vaccination (VAR): Evidence of immunity: U.S.-born before 1980 (except for pregnant persons and health care personnel, documentation of 2 doses varicella-containing vaccine at least 4 weeks apart, diagnosis or verification of history of varicella or herpes zoster by a health care provider, laboratory evidence of immunity or disease. 
  8. Negative TB test (proof can be done by either a chest X-Ray, blood test currently approved, or negative skin test) 
  9. Vaccine Haemophilus influenzae type b: Influenza, cell culture-based inactivated injectable or other [(ccIIV4), Flucelvax Quadrivalent] Contraindicated or Not Recommended Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any RIV of any valency, or to any component of RIV4. 
  10. COVID-19 Vaccines: Effective Date of Recommendation* September 22, 2023. Vaccines:(Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech)


Recommendation for Physicals and Immunizations:

  • LAMC Student Health Center- Please contact them for more information and making appointments!   
  • WellnessMart - Contact them for details!   
  • Foundation Laboratory 
    • Foundation Laboratory (Northridge - PSC 135)  
      • 17075 Devonshire Blvd. #104 Northridge, CA 91325 
      • Phone: (818) 360-7200 
    • Foundation Laboratory (Northridge - PSC 136)  
      • 18251 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324 
      • Phone: (818) 341-1405 
  • Express Collections   [Drug Testing]​  
    • (Quest DiagnosticsSite Code: CC590):  
      • 8780 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste C, Panorama City, CA 91402 
      • Phone: (818) 891-2235

Requirements for Olive view Hospital:

Once you are admitted and registered (you will be notified via email), follow the steps below immediately (onboarding could take up to 3 months):

  1. Complete online application form for Olive view Hospital. Choose 2a instead of 1a-condition of assignment forms. Your Sponsor Facility is OLIVE VIEW-UCLA, assignment division is Pathology, and sponsor’s name is John AgatonIf you have any questions, please contact Marita Mendoza at (747) 210-3591. Choose 3a under CONDITION OF ASSIGNMENT FORMS (Check One). Check the first box for SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT (Check One).
  2. a. After online approval, you will receive an email to contact OVMC -HR at (747) 210-3315 to schedule for fingerprinting.  Please bring your photo ID (driver’s license, state ID or passport) and professional license/certificate (if required for your position) as well as the Non-County Packet (#10) completed and printed.

2. b. While you are waiting for your live scan (#10) schedule and or clearance, you must start completing the E2 form (Non-county Health Screening Packet) (the link under #14; second page shows E2 form; read the instructions carefully on page 4 before completing this form; pay attention to the section where you see "AND" or "OR"). If you mark declination on the E2 form, you must compete the related sections on K/K-NC Declination form, otherwise, ignore. You do not need to complete the rest of the pages. For the FIT testing section you can submit the certificate. FIT testing (will be on the manadatory orientation day; instructions will be provided) and gather all the required documents. The E2 form takes a long time to be processed and approved. Don't forget to sign the form! Also, on top of the form, under the job classification enter" phlebotomy student".

After live scan clearance, you will receive an email to send the E2 form, FIT testing certificate, and all the documents (mostly immunizations). The documents must be scanned (not pictures) and emailed to Marita. The documents will be forwarded to Employee Health.

"NOTE: If you don't pass the live scan clearance, you cannot participate in the program."

Pre-placement clearance: Once you have been cleared by Employee Health, badge will be ready within a week. You can enter the facility only if you have a badge.

You can now start the practicum course. Note: This process takes about 2-3 months. You will be dropped from the classes if you have not completed steps 1 and 2 by the orientation day.

Requirements for Amicis Research Center:

In addition to the steps above, you are also required to download the Amicis Student Non-Disclosure Agreement Form complete, sign and submit.

Los Angeles Mission College has partnered with Goodwill to support its students. To check for eligibility and apply, use the Goodwill flyer.


Note: Per their underwriting guidelines, they cannot insure anyone under the age of 18. 

You can obtain malpractice insurance from Nurses Service Organization

Go to NSO website (Phone #: 1 (800) 247-1500) tp purchase the insurance.

Estimated program cost:

  • Course Tuition: free through VOC ED non-credit
  • Blue LA Mission Scrubs: ~$50.00 per set.
  • Name tag: $2.50
  • National Health Association (NHA) exam: $125
  • Phlebotomy NSO Liability Insurance: ~ $30
  • Phlebotomy Certification license through Laboratory Fields Services (LFS): $100
  • Isolation Mask fitness test: ~$75; (800) 210-0470
  • Health Clearance: ~$85.00; based on individual health insurance plan. If done through Wellnessmart: ~$85.00 without Immunizations (the cost of immunizations vary). You can also obtain a physical exam through our student health center.
  • Livescan background check is done through our externship sites free of charge(cost $ 65.00-75.00).

Note: The cost above is approximate and may be subject to change. We recommend verifying the details with the appropriate organization or official websites for the most up-to-date information.