The Arkansas Department of Health approves enrollment limits per class for the EMT and Paramedic programs. Contact the Enrollment Services Office for information and application packets.

The Emergency Medical Technology program requires students to perform clinical and field internship rotations with approved hospital and ambulance service affiliates. Students enrolled in the EMT and Paramedic programs may be required to complete certain background checks, drug screens, and provide immunization records or receive vaccinations in order to comply with health and safety standards established by the affiliates. At a minimum, applicants to the EMT and Paramedic professional programs MUST provide proof of immunity to varicella. Proof may consist of 1) proof of vaccination, 2) statement of physician verifying that student had varicella, or 3) varicella antibody titer indicating immunity.

Applicants to the EMT program MUST:

  1. be at least 18 years of age upon completion of the program.
  2. submit official copy of high school transcript, college transcript, and/or GED scores if applicable.
  3. submit proof of current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification or Arkansas Department of Health approved equivalent course.

Applicants to the Paramedic professional program MUST:

  1. be at least 18 years of age.
  2. submit official copy of high school transcript, college transcript, and/or GED scores if applicable.
  3. submit proof of current Arkansas certification or licensure as an EMT or Advanced EMT.
  4. submit proof of current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification or Arkansas Department of Health approved equivalent course.
  5. submit a physical examination form documenting good physical and mental health upon being admitted.
  6. submit three written references on forms provided by the Paramedic program describing character and professional attitude.
  7. submit basic studies test scores.
  8. interview with the program director and medical director.

Competitive components of the required information are:

  1. three written references as to character and professional attitude.
  2. basic studies test scores.
  3. interview(s) with the program director and medical director.

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