Intro to Phlebotomy

Introduction to Phlebotomy prepares individuals for entry-level positions in health care settings obtaining blood samples from patients to be used in laboratory testing. Topics include basic medical terminology, anatomy, laboratory math, blood composition, infections control, and hands-on phlebotomy training using needles, syringes, vacationer tubes and other equipment.

Proof of immunization required — please complete our Health & History Form.

You will:

  • Complete 40 Hours of Classroom Instruction
  • Complete 16 Clinical Hours
  • Enjoy a rewarding career as part of a healthcare team
  • Earn an Award of Completion and CEUs at Eastern Maine Community College
  • Learn safe practices and techniques in phlebotomy
  • Practice hands-on training in a student lab and in a clinical setting
  • Cover all the important skills and techniques used in the field of phlebotomy


Applications are due on January 22, 2018. Please download ALL application materials — Entrance Criteria, Essential Functions, and Phlebotomy Application — and email completed copies, along with your essay (see Entrance Criteria), directly to our Business & Industry office.

Immediately following the deadline date, all applicants are called or emailed to set up a brief interview. Upon completion of the interviews, applicants are notified by email whether or not they are accepted into the course. High School transcripts are also required.

In the event that we receive more qualified applicants than available seats in the class, some students may be accepted into the course, but deferred to the next semester. The Registration process is open after the interview and notification process, and is first-come first-served.

Classes begin March 20, 2018, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm (10 weeks). Clinicals are scheduled for two consecutive 8-hour days per student. Clinical weeks to follow in May-June 2018 and run until everyone has participated. Students are given their clinical dates while they are in class.

Cost of the course is as follows:
Tuition – $740 per person
Liability insurance fee – $12.90
Estimated textbook – $111
Criminal background check (to be completed with application) – $75, additional fees may be charged for additional names and addresses in the past seven years.