Aspiring phlebotomy technicians can enroll in certificate programs at community colleges or vocational schools. Most programs contain internship requirements.
Schools with Phlebotomy Programs
At these schools, students can study phlebotomy :
|University/College||Location||Institution Type||Programs Offered||Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)*|
|Arkansas State University - Newport||Newport, AK||2-year, Public||Certificate||$2,760 in-state, $4,224 out-of-state|
|Clark College||Vancouver, WA||2-year, Public||Certificate||$4,287 in-state, $9,718 out-of-state|
|Davenport University||Grand Rapids, MI||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Certificate||$18,414|
|Dixie State University||Saint George, UT||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Certificate||$5,253 in-state, $15,051 out-of-state|
|Eastern Arizona College||Thatcher, AZ||2-year, Public||Certificate||$2,700 in-state, $11,400 out-of-state|
|Florida Gateway College||Lake City, FL||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Certificate||$3,100 in-state, $11,747 out-of-state|
|Gaston College||Dallas, NC||2-year, Public||Certificate||$2,704 in-state, $8,848 out-of-state|
|Goodwin College||East Hartford, CT||4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit||Certificate||$20,898|
|Highline College||Des Moines, WA||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Certificate||$4,026 in-state, $4,462 out-of-state|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Keep the following in mind when choosing a phlebotomy school:
- It's good to see if internship hours are listed as a requirement, since practical experience can be very useful for phlebotomists.
- A student must also take into account the school's prerequisites, since some schools require applicants to have completed a medical assisting course and to have worked as a medical assistant at least a year prior to applying to the program.
- Many states require phlebotomists to be certified through state agencies or national organizations before they can work, so students should look into schools that prepare them for certification.
- It's best to search for schools that are accredited by The National Healthcareer Association, American Society for Clinical Pathology or the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy Technician Program
Phlebotomy technician certificate programs almost always contain internship requirements during which the student must perform a specific number of venipunctures and capillary punctures. Students also complete coursework covering such topics as medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and specimen testing methods.
In an accredited training program for aspiring phlebotomy technicians, students can get the educational background and hands-on training necessary for certification and a career in the field.