Program Description

Procedures In Phlebotomy is a course designed to train individuals to collect blood for laboratory analysis, which is necessary for the diagnosis and care of the patient. Ideal for health professionals seeking to expand their current skills, or for those interested in a profession in laboratory medicine, this training program is approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services. The Clinical Laboratory Science Department in the School of Allied Health Professions issues a certificate in phlebotomy to successful participants.

The Program

The program trains the modern phlebotomist to perform venipuncture and capillary punctures; topics include medical terminology, laboratory safety, basic anatomy and physiology, quality-assurance methods, and medicolegal issues of phlebotomy. A minimum of forty hours of supervised clinical experience is available at Loma Linda University Medical Center and other medical affiliates, allowing participants to achieve proficiency in the health care setting.

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Program Length

1 quarter

Possible Careers

Phlebotomist in a hospital or doctors' offices, medical and diagnostic laboratory, Blood Banks, outpatient care centers, and mobile phlebotomist.

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. All registrants must meet all current Student Health Requirements found in this link - - and pass a background check.


There are no specific courses. Please reference the Admissions Requirements.

Discipline Accrediting Agency

The program is approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services, 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, 1st Floor, Richmond, CA 94804-6403; telephone: 510/620-3792.
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Expected Cost of Attendance

The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.

Required Program Costs

Academic Year 2024-2025

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Tuition & Fees $3,597
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)

Other Educational Costs

Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $3,945
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $6,300
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $6,600
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $2,400
  • Off Campus
  • $6,300
    Transportation Allowance 0
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses 0
    Federal Student Loan Fees 0
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License $120
    Dependent Care
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request
    Disability-Related Expenses
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request


    • Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
    • Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
    • To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.