Phlebotomy Program Information

Phlebotomy (PHLB 109A/B) is an 18 week (1 semester) program, offered in the fall and spring semesters at both our SLO County campus and North County campus (NCC) in Paso Robles.  This 3.0 credit certificate program consists of PHLB 109A & PHLB 109B, which are corequisites.

PHLB 109A (Lecture/Classroom Skills - 2.0 credits)
Prepares the student in essential blood specimen collecting skills to fulfill state phlebotomy certificate requirements.

PHLB 109B (Clinical Externship - 1.0 credits)
Provides students the opportunity of a clinical externship to apply knowledge and skills to an acute and/or ambulatory care laboratory setting.


Phlebotomy students attend lectures, complete skills lab practice and participate in clinical externship hours. Class meets on Tuesdays or Thursday, with day depending on which PHLB 109A/B section you register for. Clinical externship placements and schedules are determined by the Phlebotomy instructor.

To view the class schedule and clinical externship dates, go to the Class Finder then select Subject: Phlebotomy - PHLB; Class Status:  All Classes; Submit (Phlebotomy courses are PHLB 109A and 109B).


California Department of Public Health Information
California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I Certificate


Cuesta’s phlebotomy program is a State-approved school and is listed on the California Department of Public Health's Approved Phlebotomy Training Schools.