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Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic AAS

The EMT/Paramedic program curriculum is designed to meet the educational and training needs of those individuals who strive to meet the goal of obtaining national certification at the EMT and Paramedic levels. New career opportunities exist for the North Central Arkansas EMT and Paramedic. These include augmenting the current hospital shortage as emergency department technicians, as well as opportunities with ambulance services, police and fire departments, medical centers, and industry.

EMT is offered twice a year beginning in August and January. The Paramedic portion only begins in August. This program is offered at the Searcy campus. 

Additional Admission Requirements for EMT/Paramedics Program

  1. Proof of two MMR inoculations
  2. Proof of Arkansas EMT license/certification in EMT-A or EMT-I (Paramedics program only)
  3. Proof of Healthcare Provider CPR
Area of Study

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedics



Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

 University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course.  Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course.  In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives.
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

General Education Core - 20 hours

General Education Core  Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I Computer Information Systems
BIOL 1004 Biology for General Education Biological Science
MATH 1013 Technical Mathematics A, B, C, D, E, J, M and V Mathematics
Students may take a MATH course higher than MATH 1013.
General Education Core  Department
Choose one course below.
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology


General Education Core Department
Advisor Approved Elective Course
A Physical Education or Academic Success course is recommended.

Emergency Medical Services Requirements - 40 hours

Emergency Medical Services Requirements Department
EMS 2007 Introduction to Paramedicine Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 2107 Paramedicine I Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 2207 Paramedicine II Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 2307 Paramedicine III Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 2407 Paramedicine IV Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 2505 Paramedicine V Emergency Medical Technician
These courses are only offered on the Searcy campus.

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