AUBURN — The Central Maine Community College Corporate and Community Services Department will offer two “Introduction to Phlebotomy” classes. The first class will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1 through Oct. 20. The second class will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3 through Oct. 22.

The cost of each eight-week class is $450 and includes materials and book.

A combination of lecture, lab and hands-on practical experience, the course is aimed at developing skills needed to work in an entry level position in medical facilities as a phlebotomist. Coursework will include selecting and preparing the skin puncture site, collecting specimens, adhering to the proper health and safety guidelines, patient/technician relationship and clerical duties associated with proper record keeping of laboratory tests.

Upon completion, students may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and other health care settings.

The course will be taught by Diane Daignault and Gina Dick, phlebotomist II at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston.

For more information about the program or to register, call the Corporate and Community Services Department at 755-5280 or 1-800-891-2002, ext. 280.


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