As the only nationally accredited Phlebotomy program in Hawai‘i, Kapi‘olani Community College is a leader in preparing students to collect samples for laboratory testing. The program includes a 64 hour didactic class taught on campus and a 100-hour internship in a clinic or hospital. Upon successful completion, participants are eligible to take the national certification exam provided by the American Association of Clinical Pathology (ASCAP). Graduates are employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, independent medical laboratories, physicians’ office, research facilities and insurance companies with an average salary starting at $14 to $16 per hour.

Coordinator Contact

Sally Pestana
Program Director, HENC
Phone: (808) 734-9235





In response to strong employment demand for phlebotomists on the Big Island, the nationally approved phlebotomy program from Kapi’olani Community College will be taught in Kona during August and September. It is a two part program leading to a Certificate of Competence from Kapi’olani Community College. Graduates are eligible to take a national certification exam.  There will also be $1000 Stipends for students!!  Click the link for details and registration application.

Big Island – Phlebotomy Summer 2017

 Part 1 – Sixty four hour classroom course at the Hawaiʻi Community College Palāmanui Campus taught over four weeks. The schedule is Thursday and Friday evenings, 5:30pm to 9:30pm, and Saturdays 9:00 to 5:00.

 Part 2 – Two and a half week internship during September at various laboratory sites in Kealakekua, throughout Kona, Waikoloa, North Hawai iʻi/Kamuela, and Kohala. Hours will vary Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm, in 8-hour shifts, as well as occasional Saturday shifts between 6:00am and 12:00 noon.

BIG ISLAND (Kona Side)