Phlebotomy student Certificate – 25 credit hours


Program Information & Course List

Purpose: The Phlebotomy Certificate program is a one-year certificate program designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as phlebotomists and laboratory technicians in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. Phlebotomists draw blood from patients in preparation for medical testing. A phlebotomy technician is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or dermal puncture. The phlebotomy technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and is often the patients only contact with the medical laboratory. 

Students will also participate in a Phlebotomy Internship. This internship provides practical phlebotomy experience in a clinical setting. WCCC partners with both Calais Regional Hospital and Downeast Community Hospital.  

Career Opportunities: Upon successful completion of this program, the graduates will be qualified to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Graduates will become certified phlebotomists upon passing the exam.  

Program Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of the Phlebotomy program, the graduate is prepared to: 

  1. Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes. 
  2. Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies. 
  3. Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods. 
  4. Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies. 
  5. Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods. 
  6. Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer. 
  7. Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that appropriate instruments are sterile, and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use. 
  8. Collect fluid or tissue samples, using appropriate collection procedures. 
  9. Collect specimens at specific time intervals for tests, such as those assessing therapeutic drug levels. 
  10. Transport specimens or fluid samples from collection sites to laboratories 
  11. Prepare for the phlebotomy technician (PBT) certification exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 

Phlebotomy Contact

Cindy Moholland
Medical Assisting Instructor/Department Chair


The Phlebotomy  program requires completion of the Student Disclosure of Criminal Convictions, Pending Criminal Charges and Certain Disqualifications. Completion of this form does not automatically deny admission to the program. Prospective applicants will meet with the Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services to review information.