School of Applied Technology

Phlebotomy Technician (KPH2))

Certificate of Proficiency - Not Currently Accepting New Students
285 Hours

Phlebotomy is the drawing of blood for transfusion, diagnosis, or experiment, especially in the treatment of sickness or disease. Phlebotomists work in clinics, doctor’s offices, hospitals, and laboratories performing routine tasks revolving around the drawing of blood. A phlebotomist may be responsible for taking medical histories, vital signs, explaining procedures, obtaining blood samples, preparing the blood sample for testing, disposing of contaminated supplies and perhaps sterilizing reusable items.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 31-9092.00 Medical Assistants
  • 31-9099.99 Health Care Support Workers

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $544.35
  • Student Fees: $42.75
  • Lab Fees: $60.00
  • Books/Supplies: $414.00 - Books required for the first day in the healthcare classroom – ask your advisor when this will happen

Total Estimated Cost: $1,101.10
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid



16 years old at enrollment; 18 years old for Occupation and Licensure.

Prospective students must have been assessed (TABE) within 90 days prior to enrollment:

  • Vocabulary: 10.0
  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0

Background check (BCI) and drug testing required prior to enrollment.


  • Hepatitis B Series – started
  • MMR or Titer
  • PPD – Tuberculosis (TB) Manitou Test or X-Ray
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) or verification of disease
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) within past 10 years

Available Class Schedules

Highland Center

3760 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Includes CPR and First Aid

Required Courses: (285 Clock Hours)



Clock Hours


KAOS 0110

Beginning Keyboarding



KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts



KCMA 0105

Working in the Health Care Environment


KAOS 0110; KAOS 0170

KCMA 0065

Medical Office Communications and Records


KCMA 0105

KCMA 0115

Medical Assisting Procedures I


KCMA 0065

KWRK 0515

Job Seeking Skills




Certificates Earned Within The Program

  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Heart Association First Aid

Certificates For Which Students May Prepare For Upon Program Completion (Additional fees and experience may apply)

  • American Medical Technologists:  Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT)
  • National Center for Competency Testing: National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in applied microbiology and infection control. 

1, 4, 5, 6

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training concepts of effective communication. 

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in front office administrative functions performed in an ambulatory healthcare setting.

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training legal and ethical areas of healthcare.

1, 4, 5, 6

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in phlebotomy procedures performed in healthcare settings, including AHA Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Students prepare to pass industry certifications following program completion.

1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Students demonstrate mastery of job seeking skills

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Highland Center
3760 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

General Information

Program Information

Academic Advisor
Veronica Medina
Highland Center

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Celeste Skinner

Julia Miller