Phlebotomy prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and other healthcare professionals, to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of invasive procedures. Instruction includes basic vascular anatomy and physiology, blood physiology, skin puncture techniques, venipuncture, venous specimen collection and handling, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable standards and regulations. Upon successful completion of this 12- or 17-credit-hour program, individuals will earn a certificate of proficiency.
There are an application and selection process for this program. Applications for the program are open April 1st. If the link provided does not work please contact the instructor listed below. Applications for both sites, both Pocahontas and Paragould, are open year round for both 8 week sections in Fall and Spring. No summer classes.
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- Applicants must complete all enrollment requirements and submit all documents before the student selection for each class is made.
- A final grade of “C” or higher is required in all core courses.
- Upon completion of the program, graduates take the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam as a third-party assessment and to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
- This program is ineligible for financial aid.
Students that complete the Certificate of Proficiency in both Phlebotomy and Nursing Assistant also qualify for a Certificate in Proficiency for Patient Care Tech.
Any student called to active military duty while enrolled in an allied health program will be guaranteed readmission upon return. The student will be required to meet the readmission standards set by the program.
Updated 01.22.2024 DC