Free Certification Training

Phlebotomy Technician Certification training is a hybrid of online learning and in-person labs. Labs will also be available for students to improve their proficiency, allowing time for them to practice live sticks, as needed.
Topics covered in the Phlebotomy training include; Healthcare Setting and Quality Assurance; Infection Control; Safety; Medical Terminology; Anatomy Review; Circulatory System; Equipment and Procedures; Considerations and Capillary Punctures; Special Collections; Computers; Non-Blood Tests; Arterial Punctures; NHA Phlebotomy Exam Review.
Upon successful completion of the training, students can sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) exam.

You'll learn how to:

  • Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors

  • Help patients and donors feel less nervous about their blood draw

  • Label drawn blood for testing or processing

  • Verify patient/donor identity to ensure proper labeling of the blood

  • Clean and sanitize work areas

Quick Facts
  • Spring 2023 Cohort Is FULL

  • March 3 - May 5, 2023

    On-Campus Labs will be held on Fridays. All other classes will be held in Brightspace with weekly Zoom meetings. All seats will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Maine Resident
    High school diploma or equivalent
    At least 18+ before the start of the training
    Unemployed, underemployed, or employment impacted by Covid

  • COVID-19 Requirements

    All YCCC students must provide proof they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending their first in-person class. Students who require a second dose of a vaccine must provide proof of the second dose no later than 30 days from the date of their first in-person class. For more information, please click COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements below.


This training program is available at no-cost, for those who qualify, thanks to the generous funding of the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce and the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan.

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What Does a Phlebotomist Do?

Phlebotomists typically do the following:

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Talk with patients and donors to help them feel less nervous about having their blood drawn
  • Verify a patient's or donor's identity to ensure proper labeling of the blood
  • Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
  • Enter patient information into a database
  • Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
  • Keep work areas clean and sanitary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

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