Phlebotomy Certificate

Phlebotomy is an exciting entry-level healthcare career that provides ample employment opportunities and excellent exposure to the many areas of the healthcare industry.  Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research or blood donations. YVC’s certificate takes two quarters to complete, with lab instruction on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses. Working phlebotomists can expect to earn over $40,000 a year, with a job outlook growing faster than the average employment field over the next ten years.

About the Certificate

  • Phlebotomy Certificate (11 Credits)
  • Takes two quarters to complete
  • Online instruction / Labs in Yakima and Grandview
  • 100-hour externship
  • Opportunity Grant money available
  • Median wage: $18.53 an hour
  • 8% Job Growth (2022-2032)
  • iBest Partnership
  • In high demand in Yakima County
  • Courses are offered Winter and Spring each year

Certificate Courses

Phlebotomy Courses

Winter Quarter

  • AH 155: First Aid/CPR/Blood-Borne Pathogen Training 2 Cr
  • AHPH 170: Phlebotomy Theory 4 Cr
  • AHPH 171: Phlebotomy Lab 1 Cr
  • Total Credits 7

Spring Quarter

  • AHPH 172: Phlebotomy Externship 4 Cr
  • Total Credits 4

Total Credits 11

Certificate Information

Career Overview
For up-to-date information consult the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

The Phlebotomy Program takes two quarters to complete. The first quarter is three classes. AHPH 170 is a fully online course, AH 155 is a hybrid (online and face-to-face) and AHPH 171 is a face-to-face lab course offered on the Yakima and Grandview campuses. The second quarter is one class. AHPH 172 is the externship course. Most of the course is completed by participating in an externship experience in a local lab and hospital setting.

Please note the following costs are estimated figures updated on an annual basis.

Expense Cost
Tuition Quarter 1* $959.96
Tuition Quarter 2* $548.32
Digital Book with Access Code $107.07
1 Set of Scrubs Varies ($30-$100)
1 Pair Clean Tennis Shoes Varies ($30-$100)
Background Check & Drug Screen Through Verified Credentials $87
Lab Fee $112
Liability Insurance Fee $10
Washington State Department of Health Credential Fee $145
Transcript Fee TBD
YVC Certificate Application Fee $10
Immunizations Varies

*Tuition subject to change and based on the Washington State Resident rate.

Certificate Qualification Information

Step 1: Apply to Yakima Valley College if you are not a current student.
Step 2: Once accepted to YVC, contact Lisa Dominguez to be added to the 2025 Canvas Cohort.
Step 3: upload required documentation to Canvas.
Step 4: Check your email regularly for updates.

Contact Us

Phlebotomy Certificate  509.574.4913​​

Learn more about Allied Health Programs

YVC offers a unique approach to obtaining a variety of health professional certificates or degrees.

  • Our shorter-term certificate offerings range from 5 to 69 credits in length.
  • Our Associate of Applied Science Degree, we offer several options which range from 90 to 106 credits in length.

Our Allied Health Technology programs provide career and enrichment coursework and clinical experiences in order to build the knowledge, skills, and competencies for providing care for people of all ages in a variety of medical professions. Each program has different admission criteria, coursework, and degree options, ranging from introductory classes and certificates to associate of applied science degrees focused on a specific area of study. The majority of courses are offered in an online format. Clinical laboratory practice and clinical externship are required in some program courses.

West Campus Allied Health Building

YVC’s recently opened West Campus features expanded classrooms and labs for five of the college’s Allied Health programs: Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology. The new facility is designed to prepare students to excel as healthcare professionals by providing spaces that mimic real-life healthcare settings. Learn more about West Campus and the Allied Health Building.

Contact Allied Health

Email:  or Phone: 509.574.4913