Health Sciences

The Phlebotomy program prepares you to correctly and safely obtain blood specimens and other bodily fluids, process specimens for laboratories, and use computers to record patient information in various healthcare settings. In addition to organization and attention to detail, phlebotomists should have good human relations and customer service skills.

Successful completion of your hours, as well as clinical and academic requirements, makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency. 

An evening Phlebotomy program is offered at the Mesa Community College-Red Mountain location. It meets for 20 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Contact an Advisor for assistance.


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Complete admission packet
  • Meet the minimum score on the Reading Placement Test or other acceptable measure 

Virtual Enrollment Session Attendance

If you are interested in this Healthcare program, you will be required to attend a Virtual Information/Advising Session that will provide in-depth information and enrollment guidance.

Enrollment Session: Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

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You also may take advantage of career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.

Watch video to learn more about the Phlebotomy program at GateWay Community College.

Start Dates

SouthWest Skill Center

  • January 19, 2021
  • March 22, 2021
  • June 7, 2021

Mesa Community College - Red Mountain Campus

  • January 19, 2021

Chandler-Gilbert Community College - Williams Campus

  • June 7, 2021



Certificates #1403 (Day) and #1406 (Night) | 300 hr / 3-4 mo | $2,005

The Certificate of Competency in Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare a person to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture and venipuncture. The phlebotomist may find employment in hospitals, patient service centers, life insurance companies, doctors` offices, outreach services, and donor centers. Students in the Phlebotomy program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. During this program, eligible students will have the opportunity to take the national certification exam.

*Months based on four days a week at six hours per day/four weeks a month for the day program at SouthWest Skill Center, while the evening program at the Central City Campus meets four evenings a week for five hours/four weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year. This program is not financial aid eligible.

Start Dates

Clock Hour Program

Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.

Program Locations

Chandler-Gilbert Community College-Williams Campus 

Mesa Community College-Red Mountain Campus 

SouthWest Skill Center