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9-Month* 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program

Please note: We are running a modified Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program during COVID-19. The program is currently taught in a hybrid format with daily online lectures, asynchronous assignments and weekly in-person hands on labs. You must be fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot to enroll into this program. 

Medical Assistants are a vital component of any health care team. They are crucial in helping patients feel at ease and helping them understand physicians’ instructions, while at the same time relieving physicians from many administrative and clinical duties.

With BAMA’s 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program, you’ll get exceptional Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy and EKG Technician training. By the end of this 900-hour program you’ll be well-prepared to enter the workforce, graduating from a reputable school with three certifications. Become a highly sought-after and competitive job candidate!


Becoming a Confident Medical Assistant

The 9-month* Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program at Bay Area Medical Academy teaches you the clinical and administrative duties needed for successful entry into the medical field.

The BAMA Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy program consists of three components:

  • Administrative skills training
  • Clinical skills training
  • 200-hour clinical externship (all externships are held during the day time, Monday through Friday, for morning, day, and evening track Medical Assisting with Phlebotomyclasses)

Our program is divided into 8 learning units called modules. The first 7 modules are classroom modules and each module stands alone as a unit of study and is not dependent upon the completion of any previous or subsequent module.

After you move through the first 7 learning units, you’ll complete a 200 hour clinical externship at a hospital or in a laboratory setting. This residency is a resume booster that provides you with first-hand experience, so you’ll graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities.

Topics covered during the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathology
  • Medical terminology
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Clinical and diagnostic procedures
  • Medication administration
  • Medical law and ethics
  • Computer software applications
  • Bookkeeping and accounting
  • Medical billing and insurance processing
  • and more!

Practical instruction provides hands–on training in vital-signs testing, venipuncture and patient preparation for exams and procedures which are all verified through a skills check-off system.

Prepare for 3 Certifications: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician!

Most employers now require Medical Assistants to have the CPT-1 certification, also referred to as a “license to draw blood.” So Bay Area Medical Academy offers a comprehensive 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program that prepares students to become a CPT-1 Phlebotomist. Our friendly staff will support you through the entire application process. Our program prepares you to become a more marketable Medical Assistant on the job market with 3 certifications:

  • National Certified Medical Assistant
  • Certified EKG Technician, CET
  • California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) / National Certified Phlebotomy Tech

The BAMA San Francisco campus is an approved NCPT/NCMA/NHA testing site. Exams are scheduled 2 weeks after completing the program. National exams are only held on weekends at the BAMA San Francisco Campus.

The best way to see if Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on our programs, class schedules, and financial aid options. Get more info now >>.

Where Do Our Graduates Work?

A great testament to our success and quality of teaching is the large number of students who get hired at leading Bay Area medical facilities. Bay Area Medical Academy Medical Assistant graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Sutter Health / Sutter Bay Foundation
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • UCSF
  • Chinese Hospital, San Francisco
  • Concentra Urgent Care
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • US Healthworks
  • San Jose Medical Group
  • HealthRIGHT 360
  • AIDS Health Foundation (SF and Oakland)

Funding Your Education

At Bay Area Medical Academy we understand that choosing to finance your education is a big decision – but you don’t have to take it on alone. Our Financial Aid Advisers are here to help you understand the best financing options available to you.

Financial Aid can be made up of federal grants and loans and is designed to help students with their educational related payments and cost-of-living. Every student, family and Financial Aid package is different. Don’t let the barrier of cost hold you back, come talk to one of our Financial Aid Advisers and we’ll assist you in any way that we can.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Schedule an Appointment with an Admissions Representative

Bay Area Medical Academy accepts candidates into the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program based on an admissions procedure which includes an initial interview with one of our Admissions Representatives and a final interview with an instructor.

You can schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative by calling our main office on 415-217-0077 or by clicking on the button below.


Program Details

Funding and Tuition

Estimated total charges for the entire program is $15,744.00, which includes:

  • Non-refundable registration fee
  • Textbooks
  • Uniforms and ID cards
  • Lab Fee (incl. COVID Safety Fee) Exam Fees
  • Graduation and administration fee
  • National/State exam(s)
  • CPR fee
  • License fee
  • Online Resource Fee
  • Student Tuition Recovery Fee

FAFSA is available for those that qualify. You can start a FAFSA application using BAMA’S school code: 042237. Once you have completed your application, our financial aid officer will be able to let you know if you qualify for financial aid and/or federal student loans.

Pell Grants, Sub and Unsub Loans are also available to students who qualify.

Depending on your situation, public funding for the program may be available through the Veteran GI Bill®, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and the Department of Rehabilitation.

State Approving Agency for Veterans Education Program Approval.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

A payment plan for the program is available and can be discussed with admissions staff.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission into the program are:

  • 18 years or older
  • Graduation from high school or higher level academy
  • Payment of minimum deposit
  • A passing English test score of 70% or higher
  • Interview with a medical assisting instructor
  • 2 sealed official transcripts

Many BAMA students come to the school with foreign diplomas or college degrees. You can enroll at BAMA if your foreign high school diploma is evaluated for equivalency in the US.

To officially enroll into the program you’ll need to meet with admissions staff and interview with the program director. To arrange an admissions appointment, please complete the quick and easy Schedule an Appointment form. Once the form is completed, admissions staff will contact you.

Required Textbooks

Required textbooks are included:

Medical Assisting: Administrative & Clinical Competencies (Update) 8th Edition by Michelle Blesi (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-1337909815
ISBN-10: 1337909815
Student Workbook for Blesi’s Medical Assisting: Administrative & Clinical Competencies 8th Edition by Michelle Blesi (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-1337909877
ISBN-10: 1337909874
Phlebotomy Essentials 7th Edition by Ruth McCall (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-1496387073
ISBN-10: 1496387074
Class Schedules

The program has ongoing enrollment at BAMA’s San Francisco and San Jose campuses. The schedule for the program is Monday through Friday, with morning, day, and evening tracks available.

Please check our calendar for the next enrollment dates.

Curious about upcoming Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy classes?
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Is a Rewarding Career in Medical Assisting Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Medical Assisting careers and exploring whether Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 415-217-0077

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Gainful Employment Disclosure – Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

* Program length when completed in normal time.