PhlebotomyU San Diego Phlebotomy Training

California Licensed CPT I Course

Certified Phlebotomy Training I (CPT I) Full Course

Additional Phlebotomy Courses

Safe Venipuncture, Blood Withdrawal, and LPT

Class Pricing & Payment Options

Financing and pay as you go options available

What is a Phlebotomist?

Phlebotomy is the name for drawing blood, derived from the greek word “Phlebo-” meaning pertaining to a blood vessel and “-tomia” meaning cutting off. A person that draws blood is called a phlebotomist, and the actual procedure associated with phlebotomy is called venipuncture. Looking for an accreddited phlebotomy training program? PhlebotomyU offer classes for Safe Venipuncture and CPT-1, Blood Withdrawal.

Become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Training

Obtain a nationally and state accredited phlebotomy certification with our CPT I course. Simply submit your high school graduation or transcript documents and enroll for a full-time phlebotomy program. Our phlebotomy classes begin every month and come in different schedule formats including:

Time to Completion

Each class consists of 40 hours of didactic phlebotomy training and 40-60 hours of hands on practical phlebotomy training. Our course also includes the national phlebotomy exam and an additional 40-120 hour clinical phlebotomy externship at one of our affiliated hospitals or clinics. The variance in time depends on the site, available resources and hands-on phlebotomy training exposure. Once certified, PhlebotomyU offers tailored student career resources to assist with careers in phlebotomy including becoming a certified phlebotomy technician.

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About PhlebotomyU

Formerly Family Health Services, PhlebotomyU re-branded in 2018. We have been operating as a phlebotomy school in San Diego for over 30 years and pride ourselves on being the top phlebotomy vocational school in the region. PhlebotomyU is an accreddited phlebotomy program certified to operate in California and the United States. We work with medical educators, hospital and clinics throughout Southern California. Review our school’s documentation below.

Career Resources

We assist all CTP I students with internships through our affiliated hospital or clinical partnerships. Student internships are offered in full-time and part-time and require 40 hours minimum to become a certified phlebotomist in California. View our post about a phlebotomy externship for details.

We have career resources available to help students with resume building, career guidance, interviewing tips and available phlebotomist jobs through our job board. Our mission is to help our phlebotomy students get prepared for a career as a phlebotomist from introductory phlebotomy training to long-term medical career fulfillment.

30+ years

Phlebotomy training expertise starting with Family Health Services


Phlebotomy Certification Exams Issued

10+ Course Formats

From CPT1 to Venipuncture, Evening, Weekend and Weekday

Our Phlebotomy Graduate Testimonials

Kristen P.

“I definitely recommend PhlebotomyU, I had a great experience here for my Blood Withdrawal Course for research assistants. I’m a huge fan of small class sizes, so I was happy to get a lot of one on one time with the instructors.”

Camille P.

They believed in all their students and wanted all of us to succeed… If you’re looking for a good phlebotomy school, this one is for you! All my classmates had such a great experience and we made lasting friendships. Go to this school! 

Alexis R.

I’m proud to say that I have received my training from PhlebotomyU Training Center, and I highly recommend this school….When I did my internship at Paradise Valley Hospital just about every working phlebotomist was a past student of PhlebotomyU Training Center.

Aurelia V.

I highly recommend this school for their professionalism and teaching. Thanks to them I received a job position for Scripps Cancer Center  4 months after finishing course. Thanks PhlebotomyU!

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bruising after blood donation

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Venipuncture Materials

Venipuncture Materials 101

Venipuncture is conducted by a trained phlebotomist; it is the process of collecting blood from the veins. This procedure requires certain venipuncture materials be used to be able to collect the blood from the patient. Therefore, the phlebotomist must have the tools close by while conducting the procedure of drawing blood. Once your blood is collected, it usually goes to a laboratory for medical testing purposes. We will take a closer look at the venipuncture materials needed, why these materials are important, how to use each properly, and sterilization.