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Emergency Medical Services

EMT/Paramedic

Program Information

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Emergency Medical Services Program offers Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic level training on the Searcy campus. 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 ASU-Beebe's EMS program numerous job opportunities not only throughout Arkansas, but throughout the country as well.     

Classes are offered during the week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) at night. The Paramedic program is 12 months, with classes beginning each July. EMT classes are offered each Fall (August) and Spring (January) and last one semester. 

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Admission Requirements

  1. University Application
    1. You must apply to the University and receive a letter of acceptance. 
  2. Entrance Exam (Next-Generation Accuplacer)
    1. Next-Generation Reading: 253
    2. Writeplacer: 3
    3. Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS): 245
  3. Paramedic Program Pre-requisite
    1. Prospective Paramedic students must hold a current Arkansas EMT license.
    2. Prospective Paramedic students must also complete a separate, additional entrance exam. Please contact the Program Director for additional information.
  4. Program Application
    1. EMT Program Application
    2. Paramedic Program Application
  5. Current TB Skin Test/Immunizations

Accreditation

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088 
www.coaemsp.org

 

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 %

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