emergency medical services

Emergency Medical Services

Four levels of EMS training are offered at South Arkansas College.  a) A one-semester CP (Certificate of Proficiency) in EMT Basic (Emergency Medical Technician); 2) An Advanced EMT (AEMT) program, which is only one semester in length and results in the student earning a CP; 3) a Paramedic program, which is three semesters in length (August to August) and earns the student a TC (Technical Certification) with an option to advance to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree; and 4) a Community Paramedic program that earns the graduate a CP. 

EMS (EMT and Paramedic) Occupational Risks

The provision of emergency medical services poses inherent occupational risks for EMS responders. Risks include, but are not limited to, the following.

  1. Violence/assaults

  2. Verbal threats/aggression

  3. Motor vehicle crashes

  4. Infectious disease

  5. Lifting injuries

  6. Sprains and strains

  7. Psychological trauma

  8. Hazardous chemical exposure

  9. Hyper/hypothermia

Please click here for a paramedic position functional job analysis and for the technical standards associated with the role of the paramedic.

Click below for course details

Faculty and Staff

Warren-Newton, Amanda
Interim Program Director

For advising, please contact:
Sarah E. Johnson M. Ed
Academic Advisor
Phone: 870.875.7233
For an appointment: https://www.southark.edu/advising

For questions about this program, please contact:
Dr. Cindy Meyer, Dean of Health Science

For current tuition (in-district, out-of-district, and out-of-state), and fee information (mandatory and course-related), please visit Tuition and Fees.

Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services EMS Training Academy in Little Rock, AR is a satellite location of the SouthArk EMS program.