Phlebotomy Tech

Program Description:

This one-semester program introduces students to proper collection, transport, and handling of blood including blood collection equipment, venipuncture, and capillary collection. Pre-analytic complications, specimen collection procedures, forensic toxicology, and collection from adult, pediatric, geriatric, home and long-term care clients are covered. Instruction also includes collection of urine and other body fluids. Laboratory experiences are included to reinforce the didactic content. Phlebotomists may seek employment in inpatient hospital laboratory settings, outpatient laboratories, physician offices, and medical clinics. Program graduates may apply to seek certification through  the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or the National Health Career Association (NHA). The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 N. River Road, Ste 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119.

Admission Requirements:

High School or (for GED Equivalency) Diploma and meet the general admission requirements of the College. Phlebotomy Program admits Students each Semester (Fall, Spring and Summer Semester).

After acceptance into the Phlebotomy Technology program, the student must submit evidence of the following in order to begin classes: It is the students responsibility to submit all documents required for clinical. The cost of the subscription drug screen, and criminal background check is the student’s expense.

  1. High School Diploma (or GED Equivalency)
  2. Completion of all general admission procedures of the College.
  3. Possess a 2.5 Grade Point Average.
  4. Provide one or all of the following test scores:
    • Accuplacer Reading score of  at least 75
    • Next Generation Accuplacer Reading score of at least 251
    • ACT Reading score of at least 19
    • COMPASS Reading score of at least 83, OR
    • Completion of a course in developmental reading with a letter grade of C or better.
  5. Completion of the Health Professions Application for Admission form.
  6. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in HEAL 1113 Medical Terminology (or by instructor permission).
  7. Documentation of current American Heart  Association (AHA) CPR Certification
  8. P.P.D. Skin Test or Chest X-ray
  9. Hepatitis B Series or Signature on Vaccination Waiver Claim Form
  10. Drug Screen/Criminal background check


Southeast Arkansas College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Phlebotomy Program Outcome Data (PDF)

3-Year Pass Rate (PDF)

For More Information, Contact:

Nursing and Allied Health Technologies Division
Southeast Arkansas College
1900 Hazel St Pine Bluff, AR 71603
Phone: (870) 543 5917
Toll Free: 1-888-SEARKTC
Program Brochure(pdf)
Application Packet
Expense Sheet(docx)
Student Handbook (pdf) 
Phlebotomy Faculty and Staff (pdf)