Emergency Medical Services

EMT/Paramedic

Arkansas State University-Beebe offers both Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic Level Training on the Searcy campus through our Emergency Medical Services Program. The coursework for this program prepares students to challenge the National Licensure Exam and begin a career in the field of EMS. Career opportunities available to EMS professionals include but are not limited to, ambulance services, hospital emergency departments, urgent care and family practice clinics.   

Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified EMS providers. This shortage allows graduates of ASUB EMS program numerous job opportunities not only throughout Arkansas but throughout the country as well.     

Our classes are offered during the week, at night. ASUB offers the only 10-month, night time paramedic course in the state. EMT classes are offered each Fall and Spring and last one semester.  Paramedic cohorts begin in August of each year and are completed in June.     

For more information, call 501.207.6242, or email jcallen@asub.edu.         

Scholarships and grants are available for qualified students. For more information, contact the ASU-Beebe Office of Financial Aid at 501.882.8845.  Please view Emergency Medical Services enrollment Requirements for more information.

Approximate Cost of the EMT Program

Current Tuition and Fees

 
  • Stethoscope $25 - $125
  • Pen Light $5       
  • EMS Shears $10             
  • ASUB Uniform Shirt $45           
  • EMS Pants $25 - $50                                         
  • Malpractice Insurance $25                  
  • Background Check $22 - $45
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  • State of Arkansas  $22                             
  • National Registry Exam Fee  $100
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 Approximate Cost of the Paramedics Program

 
  • Stethoscope $25 - $125
  • Pen Light $5
  • EMS Shears $10
  • ASUB Uniform Shirt $45
  • EMS Pants $25 - $50
  • Malpractice Insurance $25
  • Background Check $22 - $45
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  • State of Arkansas $22
  • National Registry Exam Fee $125
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Admission Requirements for EMS Programs

 
  • You must have applied to the University and received a letter of acceptance
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  • Current Immunizations
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  • Current Arkansas EMT License                                                      
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 Accreditation

 

 Paramedic Program Pass Rates

Graduates Passing the NREMT Written Exam - 80.65 %

Graduates Passing the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam - 100 %

Retention Rate for the Past Three Years - 68.89 %

Graduates Now Working as Paramedics - 90.32 %

Get In Touch

Justin Allen, NRP

Program Manager

Adjunct Instructors

  • Jim Firebaugh, EMT/LPN
  • Sean Mahanay, NRP
  • Brian George, NRP
  • Jason Pugh, NRP

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