Free Certification Training

This training is a hybrid of online learning and in-person labs. Labs included in this course will have provisions made to have “virtual” labs for all work except live sticks, in the event that there are still restrictions due to COVID-19. 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.   

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
  • The Summer 2022 Cohort is FULL. The next training will be held this FALL. FMI or questions please contact

  • When: TBA

    On-Campus Labs will be held on Tuesdays. 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.


YCCC is able to offer free Phlebotomy Training, for those who meet the eligibility requirements thanks to generous funding from the Maine Quality Center.

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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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