Phlebotomy Program Information

Phlebotomy (MAST 109) 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 3.5 credit certificate program consists of MAST 109 & MAST 109L which are corequisites.

MAST 109 (Lecture/Classroom Skills - 2.5 credits)
Prepares the student in essential blood specimen collecting skills to fulfill state phlebotomy certificate requirements.

MAST 109L (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, with time depending on which MAST 109/ MAST 109L session 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: Medical Assisting - MAST; Class Status:  All Classes; Submit (Phlebotomy courses are MAST 109 and MAST 109L).


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.