Prior to applying for admission into the Phlebotomy/EKG program students must complete the SouthArk admissions process. SouthArk's Admissions Office is located on the second floor of the El Dorado Conference Center.  After completing the SouthArk admissions process (admissions application, transcripts, test scores, immunizations, etc...) students may complete the Phlebotomy Program application.  Students can pick up the phlebotomy program application from the HNS Career Advisor or access it electronically via the link at the top of this page.

Step-by-Step Admissions Instructions:

  • Complete a SouthArk admissions application.  Returning SouthArk students are not required to complete a new application.  However, if you attended before 1986, a new application must be completed.  You can complete the application online at or pick up a paper application from Enrollment Services or the HNS Career Advisor.
  • Submit official transcripts from any high school, college, university, and technical or trade schools you've previously attended to SouthArk Admissions.  If you need to obtain a GED transcript, please submit your request to the AR GED Testing Office, Three Capitol Mall, Room 200, Luther Hardin Building, Little Rock, AR  72201-1083.  Copy the transcript release form if you need more than one. You will need to check with your school to see if there is a fee for transcripts. The Health Sciences office will not obtain student transcripts, the student must provide them to Enrollment Services.
  • Provide proof of immunization to SouthArk Admissions.  Two immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) are required.
  • All first-time entering students and transfer students must submit placement test results from the ACT, SAT, ASSET or COMPASS to SouthArk Admissions.  Students may contact the Testing Center (870-864-7196) to take the COMPASS test. 
  • After completing the SouthArk admissions process (admissions application, transcripts, test scores, immunizations, etc...) students wishing to enter the Phlebotomy/EKG program need to complete the Phlebotomy Program application. Students can pick up the phlebotomy program application from the HNS Career Advisor or access it electronically via the link at the top of this page.
  • All complete applications will be date stamped upon receipt.  Submit applications to the Phlebotomy Program Director or Health Sciences Advisor.
  • A background check will be required for admittance into the SouthArk Phlebotomy program. The cost of the background check is $53 and is paid directly to American Data Bank. 
  • An unencumbered drug screen will be required. Students will complete the drug screen at an assigned location. 
  • Applicants need to provide proof of a TB skin test or evidence of negative chest x-ray if skin testing not allowed.  TB skin tests can be obtained from the Union County Health Department.
  • Applicants need to provide proof of Hepatitis B immunization or sign a declination statement.
  • Applicants need to provide proof of varicella zoster (chicken pox).
  • Students will complete the class registration process at this time.

Application Information Continued:
Each class is limited to a maximum of 14 students in El Dorado and 10 students in Warren. The first (14/10) students who complete the admission process to South Arkansas Community College and the Phlebotomy/EKG Program will be allowed to register for the program courses and pay fees.  Positions in the program cannot be held for specific individuals until all Southark admission requirements and program admission requirements are met.  There will be NO exceptions to this rule.  If students fail to pay fees by indicated dates, those studetns will be dropped from the program and an alternate student will be allowed to regiser for the vacated positions in the program.

EXPENSES:  In addition to college tuition and fees, students are responsible for purchasing scrubs, leather white shoes, a white lab jacket (long sleeves), a drug screen, and a background check.