Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certificate - Certification Program

Make a career out of helping others

Stand out in the job market by getting certified as a medical assistant and obtaining your phlebotomy license.

Program Overview

Looking for a career where you can help others?  The Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certificate program will prepare you for employment in a variety of medical settings, including doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals, and laboratories.  The program offers comprehensive training in clinical, administrative and laboratory procedures.  You will obtain real world experience through a 160 hour off-campus medical externship at a local doctors’ office or clinic.  You will also experience an additional 40-80 hour phlebotomy externship at a local laboratory or hospital.  Better yet, both of these are arranged for you by the college through our strong relationships within the local Sacramento healthcare community.  Through this hands-on experience and the clinical and theoretical instruction you will receive on-campus, you will be well-prepared to perform a wide range of duties on the job.

Students who complete the medical assistant and phlebotomy training program will also have access to MTI’s job placement assistance program. Our expert staff will provide alumni with the resources to find a job upon graduation by assisting with resume writing, job interview advice and techniques, and various other resources to find medical jobs around the Sacramento area.

Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist Career Possibilities

The demand for well-qualified, caring healthcare professionals continues to be strong.  MTI’s Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certificate program is built around a combination of lecture and hands-on laboratory application to help you reach the high levels of professionalism and competency demanded by employers.  As a medical assistant and phlebotomist, you will be prepared to document medical histories and log vital signs, prepare patients for medical examinations, assist the primary physician during medical examinations, collect and prepare specimens, perform basic laboratory tests, sterilize medical instruments, take electrocardiograms, perform a variety of blood drawing techniques, and prepare and process specimens.

Get the Confidence and Training You Need

Upon graduating with your medical assistant certification and phlebotomy license, you’ll be able to help with front office tasks, including insurance coding and billing, medical chart maintenance, preparing reports and correspondence, scheduling and booking appointments, as well as greeting patients. The goal of MTI’s Sacramento Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy program is to give you the well-rounded skills necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry.

Endorsement and Certifications

The Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certificate Program at MTI College is endorsed by the American Medical Technologists association, as well as the National Center for Competency Testing. Our program is built to help you prepare to become a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) and Nationally Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) through the National Center for Competency Testing’s certification exams, tests that you can take through the campus’ Learning Resource Center.  By completing this program, passing the NCPT, and finishing an externship you will have met the qualifications necessary to apply for your Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) License with the State of California.

Learn More

To get started with your enrollment or to get any questions you have answered, give us a call today (916) 339 1500 or send us a message using the form on the right-hand side of your screen. Easily begin the application process online and an MTI admissions advisor will help you with the remainder of the process. We can’t wait to help you grow! Are you ready to get started?

You can also visit our medical article posts to learn more about opportunities in the healthcare industry and our programs.

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Program Highlights

MO126 - Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology
This course is designed to help students succeed in healthcare careers by familiarizing them with medical terms and an introduction into human anatomy and physiology. An emphasis is placed on teaching how terminology relates to the functions and structures of the human body. A systematic learning approach will be used to acquaint the student with the human body and teach terms and word parts related to specific medical specialties and pathological conditions.
MO130 - Medical Office Practice
This course is an overview of the responsibilities of medical front office personnel. Focus will be on medical office interactions, human relations, customer service, the main medical specialties and their focuses, and the role of medical assisting. Patient confidentiality, ethics in the work place, and other legal issues are discussed. The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be covered. Medical office bookkeeping and payroll are included.
MO171 - Clinical Assisting
This course introduces students to basic skills and routine procedures found in a clinic or medical office setting. In addition, students become familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and guidelines. Topics include: patient screening, obtaining vital signs, recording patient history, preparing and maintaining treatments areas, patient preparation, patient education, customer service, assisting in routine and specialty exams or procedures, first aid and CPR, asepsis and sterilization procedures, and responding to medical emergencies.
MO181 - Laboratory Assisting I
This course focuses on the fundamental principles, techniques, and procedures used in a medical laboratory setting. In addition to standard laboratory sterilization and safety practices, students will learn procedures for the proper collection, analysis, and disposal of routine specimens.
MO186 - Laboratory Assisting II
This course focuses on the fundamental principles, techniques, and procedures used in a medical laboratory setting. In addition to standard laboratory sterilization and safety practices, students learn procedures for the proper collection, analysis, and disposal of routine specimens. Students learn and apply various methods of specimen collection, administer injections and perform venipuncture.
MO190 - Medical Assisting Certification Strategies
Students will learn and apply certification testing strategies to help them prepare for and pass the examination required to become a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA).
MO500 - Medical Assisting Externship
This 160-hour externship is designed to provide students with valuable hands-on experience in an ambulatory healthcare setting that is separate from the college. Students will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the Medical Assistant program and demonstrate professionalism in interacting with healthcare professionals and patients. Students will perform administrative and clinical procedures under the supervision of a healthcare professional and receive feedback on their performance.
PH100 - Phlebotomy
This course focuses on basic infection control, anatomy and medical terminology. Students will learn proper vein selection, patient identification; types of collection equipment, waste disposal, and post puncture care. Students will continue to learn advanced infectious disease control and biohazards. They will also learn the anticoagulation theory, along with knowledge of pre-analytical sources of error in specimen collection, transport, processing, and storage. Also taught are anatomical site selection, patient preparation, risk factors, and appropriate responses to complications that may arise from phlebotomy. In addition, applications of basic concepts of interpersonal relations, stress management, professional behavior and ethics, legal implications of phlebotomy, quality assurance, and legal issues related to blood collection will be covered.
PH500 - Phlebotomy Externship
Students will perform phlebotomy collection in a clinical setting that is separate from the college. Students will assist patients of varying ages and health, whose blood is being tested by a clinical laboratory.

Program Costs

Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an MTI admissions advisor today!

Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students

Median Loan Debt: $6,618

*The median debt of borrowers who completed this program in the 2016-2017 award year. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Registration: $16,000
Books and Supplies: $3,476


Job Placement Rate

Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 95%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 76%

Based on the number of Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certificate graduates in the 2016-2017 award year who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.

* Future results may vary. MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For a complete explanation of MTI’s placement calculations, please visit: Job Placement Rate Calculation

California License Examination Pass Rates

A written examination and practical (hands-on) externship are required to become a licensed phlebotomist in California.

In the 2017 calendar year, MTI College students achieved a 96% examination pass rate.

The National Center for Competency Testing does not provide institutional pass rates for the written examination on their website. Please contact the college for information on test pass rates.

All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.


For admission to MTI College, applicants must –

  • Interview with an admissions advisor
  • Provide proof of graduation from high school or GED equivalent
  • Complete an application for admission
  • Pass an admissions examination

The first part of the application process may be completed online.

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