Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Program (MAPHL)


Available at

Fresno Campus

Start Date: September 23, 2019

Concord Campus

Start Date: September 23, 2019

San Mateo Campus

Start Date: September 23, 2019

Program Description

A Medical Assistant works in a physician or other health practitioner's office and is considered an indispensable force. A Medical Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Medical Assistant students will be taught the principles of front and back office medical assisting. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology.

Students will practice and become adept at a variety of clinical skills including patient education, phlebotomy, and performing first aid. The program includes didactic and laboratory hands-on training as well as a clinical externship component where each student will be placed in one of a variety of facilities.

The Phlebotomy portion of the program combines forty (40) hours classroom instruction with forty (40) hours off-site externship to provide a comprehensive learning experience. Lectures include but are not limited to the anatomy and medical terminology pertaining to the circulatory system, specimen collection, risk factors, complications, and quality assurance in specimen collection. Practical instruction provides hands-on training in venipuncture with procedures verified through a skills check-off system. The forty (40) hour externship includes at a minimum 10 skin punctures and 50 successful venipunctures.

Upon successful completion of the phlebotomy courses, students will be prepared to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam (CPT 1). Once students pass this exam and obtain their state license, they will be able to work as Phlebotomy Technicians. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Phlebotomy Technician Level 1 (CPT1) courses are approved by California Department of Health Services, Fields Services.

Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Program is a certificate program.

Mission Statement



Clinical Training

We, at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, consider clinical experience one of the most important parts of the medical education. Students will be provided with clinical training at one of the affiliated clinical sites, while attending our medical assistant school.

Admission Requirements

Please review the following requirements:

  1. General Admission Requirements for all Programs
  2. Additional Admission Requirements per Program

Program Length and Schedule


10 months (40 weeks/1041 hours/48 quarter credit hours)

4 modules


220 hours

Sessions Schedule

5 days varying Monday through Friday for up to 8 hours

New Evening Classes Enrolling Now at our Fresno Campus!

The didactic training correlates with the lab and clinical education.

Program Fees

Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy tuition is the same as our Medical Assistant Program:   Medical Assistant Program

 Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance.

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Medical Assistant Certification in California

Find more information about Certification for Medical Assistants in California in the section Licensure, Certification and Registry Disclaimer in our Catalog and Addendum.

Medical Assistant Job Outlook and Salary

Click on the link for Occupational Profile for Medical Assistants in California provided by State of California Employment Development Department. Additionally, some information is presented by County: Medical Assistants in San Francisco Bay AreaMedical Assistants in East Bay AreaMedical Assistants in Fresno CountyMedical Assistants in Stanislaus County.

Frequently Asked Questions

Facts and Fun Statistics

This is a new section for many of you who expressed interest in such facts as the ones below about our Academy and our Programs. The Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Program is offered at our Fresno Campus. Let us share with you some facts:

  • More than 48% of our Main Campus, San Mateo campus: students come from Daly City, San Francisco, San Mateo, Hayward and South San Francisco. 29% from other Bay Area cities - Fremont, Newark, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Leandro and Sunnyvale.
  • More than 57% of our Concord Campus: students come from Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Concord, Fairfield, Oakland, Pittsburg and Vallejo, California. 23% come from Alameda, Berkeley, Dublin, Livermore, Oakley, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Ramon, Vacaville and Walnut Creek.
  • More than 47% of our Fresno Campus: students come from Fresno. More than 35% of our Modesto Campus: students come from Modesto. Of course, there are many nursing students from neighboring cities to Modesto and Fresno who choose Gurnick Academy. For example, Modesto campus has students from Atwater, Ceres, Escalon, Livingston, Manteca, Merced, Oakdale, Riverbank, Sonora, Stockton, Tracy, Turlock (50.5%), and Fresno - from Clovis, Hanford, Madera, Sanger and Visalia (30.5%).

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