The Phlebotomy/EKG program at South Arkansas Community College consists of a onesemester Certificate of Proficiency. The Phlebotomy/EKG program centers on the study of phlebotomy, professionalism, patient relations, basic medical terminology, types of specimens, specimen collection procedures, complications of venipuncture, adaptations for special limits and special types of patients, actual collection of laboratory specimens, and performance and interpretation of basic EKG.
Upon successful completion of all coursework, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency and will be eligible to sit for one or more national certification examinations in phlebotomy.
Phlebotomy certification is NOT required by the State of Arkansas, but may be required by individual health care facilities for employment. Each class is limited to a maximum of 14 students in El Dorado and 10 students in Warren each semester. The first 24 students who complete the admission process to South Arkansas Community College will be allowed to register for the course and pay fees. Positions in the class cannot be held for specific individuals until admission requirements are met. There
will be NO exceptions to this rule. If students fail to pay fees by indicated date, those students will be dropped from the course and additional students will be allowed to register for the vacated positions in the class.
To successfully complete the certificate of proficiency, students MUST earn a grade of “C” or higher. The South Arkansas Community College Phlebotomy program has been approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) located at 5600 N. River road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. NAACLS phone number is 773-714- 8880; http://www.naacls.org
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|HS 1011||Ethics and Professionalism||1|
|HIT 1003||Medical Terminology||3|
|HS 1021||CPR and First Aid||1|
|HS 1001||Basic Computers or CSCI 1003||1|
|MLS 1002||Basic EKG||2|
Basic Studies Requirements:
Students who score less than ACT 19, ASSET 42, or COMPASS 82 in reading are required to take the Nelson Denny Reading Test in The Learning Center for placement in the appropriate Basic Studies Reading course. Students must test out of or enroll in BSTD 0103 as a corequisite to the phlebotomy/EKG program.
If you are interested in further information regarding this program, contact:
Brenda Perritt, Program Director
Applicants to the program MUST:
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.
Application Information Continued:
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. A SAHO scholarship application is avail
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