Phlebotomy Program

intro to phlebotomy program

Phlebotomy Program Details

Intro: EMCC’s Phlebotomy Program prepares you for a career in health care. This program can advance your current skills as a health care professional. Learn to gather blood samples from patients in a laboratory setting using needles, syringes, vacationer tubes, and other equipment. The program covers basic medical terminology, anatomy, laboratory math, blood composition, and infection control.


Key Outcomes

Job title: Phlebotomist

Top employers for this job in Maine:

  • Northern Light Health
  • MaineHealth
  • Covenant Health
  • MaineGeneral Health
  • American Red Cross

Starting salary range: $30,000 – 40,000


Program Schedule

The next course is set to begin November 7, 2022. The application will be posted soon, email workforce@emcc.edu in the meantime with any questions.


Application Requirements

  • 18 years of age by the start of the course
  • Clean criminal record and signed background check waiver form
  • Signed Assumption of Risk form
  • Required Immunizations: See Health History Form

Program Costs

Tuition: $759

Liability insurance fee: $13

Textbook: $90.95

Workbook: $57.50

NHA Now CPT 1 Exam: $117

Scrubs: Not included in the total cost because the price varies

TOTAL PROGRAM COST: $1,038

Contact us at workforce@emcc.edu about joining this program free as part of the Maine Jobs and Recovery Act funding!


Grant Funding Assistance

Scholarships – Eastern Maine Community College Foundation

Eastern Maine Development Corp. WIOA program – Contact Kim Donovan, KDonovan@emdc.org, 207.561.4043, for eligibility requirements

Competitive Skills Scholarship ProgramClick here for more information about this program.

Maine Community Foundation – The Maine Community Foundation offers scholarships for non-traditional students. Click here for more information or contact Cherie Galyean, CGalyean@mainecf.org, 207.412.2017.

HOPE Program Navigator (for Penobscot, Hancock, Piscataquis, Washington, and Northern Waldo counties) – Email Suzanne Graves-Hall, Suzanne.graveshall@maine.edu, 207.356.9154. Fax: 207.581.2532. Toll-free: 1.800.281.3703.