Please attend an information session first to be considered for program entry. Once a student qualifies for enrollment along with meeting the prerequisite, registration information will be provided to the student.

Certificates and National Certification

Students completing the entire course successfully will receive a Certificate of Competence from Kapi‘olani CC. Graduates will also be eligible to sit for the national certification examination provided through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.


A grade of C or better in English 100 (Expository Writing) or higher is required for entry into this program. If you have not completed a college-level English course, you may take the ACCUPLACER placement test offered through our testing center at KCC. You may contact them at 808-734-9144 for more info. Qualifying English placement score is required.

Please attend the following REQUIRED program information session listed below through Zoom. Program details and expectations and program application process will be discussed.

  • March 29, 2023 Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm Via Zoom

Zoom meeting link:

Or join with Zoom Meeting ID: 930 4729 9098

Immediately after paying tuition and being admitted to the program, students should begin to prepare for their internship requirements. These include obtaining the following items and should be submitted to the instructor by the first evening of class or as soon as possible thereafter:

Required proof of immunizations

  • Mumps immunization (2) or titer (blood test)
  • DPT immunization-within last 10 years
  • Hepatitis B vaccines (at least 2). (3 is preferred) or titer (blood test)
  • Measles immunization (2) or titer (blood test)
  • Rubella immunization (2) or titer (blood test)
  • Varicella immunization (2) or titer (blood test)
  • Tetanus booster-within last 10 years
  • COVID 19 full vaccination

2-step TB skin test results or negative chest x-ray results. Hawai‘i State Department of Health will provide the 2-step TB skin test at no charge you must identify yourself as a Health Science student from Kapi‘olani CC, and you are required to take the 2-step TB skin test.

Spring 2023 – Session #2

April 10th, 2023 to June 13th, 2023
with a 100-hour clinical internship to follow

In-person classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 9:30pm

The UH HANA Career Pathways Grant is available to those who qualify and will cover tuition costs. More info will be provided at the information sessions

Program Overview

This nationally approved program will prepare you to obtain specimens from healthcare clients for the purpose of laboratory testing.  You will learn to collect and process blood samples and other body fluids in a safe and accurate manner.  A Certificate of Competence will be awarded when you complete the program requirements. 

Participants who complete the program are eligible to take the national certification exam provided by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

The program begins with a 110-hour classroom course taught on campus. After successful completion, a 100-hour daytime internship follows in a clinic, hospital, or patient service center. The internship schedule is for 2.5 weeks, at 40 hours per week.

Enrollment in the program is based on a First Qualified, First Accepted basis. Full tuition payment will be needed to secure a seat in the course. There is limited enrollment and students are highly encouraged to register early.

***We reserve the right to cancel the course due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. All dates, times, and other information may be subject to change with or without prior notice.

This program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Contact Information

  • Phlebotomy Program Coordinator: Martin Chong (808) 734-9540
  • Phlebotomy Program Director: Shepherd Maingano, (808) 734-9231
  • Phlebotomy Instructors: Caroldean Cummings and Clarence Bermejo

Program Information

Financial Aid

The UH System is offering the HANA Career Pathways Tuition Stipend through a federal grant. A $2000 tuition subsidy is available for those who qualify. More information will be provided at the scheduled information sessions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate delivery of the health care delivery system and use pertinent medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety.
  • Relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Demonstrate proper techniques to perform venipuncture and microcapillary/dermal puncture, performing a stated minimum number of successful unaided venipunctures and finger sticks, while using appropriate equipment for each sample.
  • Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing.
  • Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance in phlebotomy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of communication, personal and patient interaction, stress management, professional behavior, and legal implications of the work environment.
  • Exhibit a professional demeanor while performing phlebotomist duties.
Affiliation Partners
  • Adventist Health Services at Castle
  • Clinical Laboratories of Hawai‘i
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Services
  • Hawai‘i State Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
  • Kuakini Medical Center
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
  • US Army Health Clinic Schofield Barracks
  • VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
  • Wahiawā General Hospital
  • Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

Program Data

2019 (Jan – Dec)
2020 (Jan – Dec)
2021(Jan – Dec)
ASCP-BOC Passing Rate
12/13 (92%)
13/13 (100%)
Graduation Rate
27/27 (100%)
24/24 (100%)
37/39 (95%)
Placement Rate
27/27 (100%)
24/24 (100%)