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Utah does not have specific training, certification or licensure requirements for phlebotomists working within its borders. Despite this, there are a few technology and community colleges as well as one 4-year institution offering phlebotomy training in the state. Most programs award students an undergraduate certificate of completion. Applicants may need to meet minimum age and immunization requirements. Depending on the program, they may also need to be CPR certified and pass a drug screening. Most programs include a hands-on training portion. Phlebotomy programs are located throughout the state in Salt Lake City, Tooele, St. George and Kaysville, and more details of each program are offered below.
Dixie State University of Utah
Located in St. George, this four-year school educates approximately 9,000 students a year. The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers a phlebotomy certificate course through an association with the Dixie Regional Medical Center. The one-semester phlebotomy certificate course includes instruction in withdrawing blood samples using syringes, vacutainers, finger stick and butterfly instruments. The program provides hands-on training through an internship. Admission into the program requires students to meet specific health requirements, as well as possess a CPR certification.
Tooele Applied Technology College
This public school located in Tooele offers a Certificate of Proficiency in Phlebotomy program that includes about 280 hours of instruction. Offered through the health care technologies division, the phlebotomy program educates students in law and ethics in the medical environment, vital signs, CPR, phlebotomy procedures, medical asepsis and medical office communication. Applications must be at least 16 and have a current TB test and immunizations.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type and Setting||Phlebotomy Programs Offered||Program Costs (2015-2016)|
|Dixie State University of Utah||Four-year, public; small city*||Phlebotomy Training Course||$807 for in-state and $2,309 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees only)**|
|Tooele Applied Technology College||Two-year, public; rural*||Certificate of Proficiency: Phlebotomy||$1055 (estimated total cost for 40 hours/week attendance)**|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator; **School websites