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Emergency Medical Services
AAS = Associate of Applied Science
TC = Technical Certificate
CP = Certificate of Proficiency

Emergency Medical Services AAS = Associate of Applied Science<br>TC = Technical Certificate<br>CP = Certificate of Proficiency
The emergency medical services (EMS) program offers emergency medical technician (EMT), advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) and paramedic training. The coursework prepares students to challenge the national licensure exam (NREMT) and begin or continue careers in emergency medical services.

Program Outcomes

The EMS program aims to produce competent, entry-level providers in Arkansas for career and volunteer positions. This program follows the current National EMS Education Standards and complies with the Arkansas Office of EMS and Trauma Systems rules and regulations. Per the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) curriculum, ASU-Beebe's EMS program goals will be accomplished through the following objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the cognitive ability to comprehend, apply and evaluate clinical information relative to their entry-level EMS education. 
  • Demonstrate the technical proficiency in all psychomotor skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level EMS provider. 
  • Demonstrate effective personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for an entry-level EMS provider. 
  • Given a pre-hospital emergency care scenario, manage a team of rescuers, supervise and perform an assessment of the scene/patient and apply currently acceptable patient care protocols. 
  • Demonstrate clinical competence before and while assigned to patient care responsibilities. 

Related Careers

  • Ambulance services 
  • Fire services 
  • Emergency departments 
  • Helicopter EMS 
  • Disaster medicine 
  • Urgent cares 

Paramedic Program Pass Rate

Graduates Passing the NREMT Written Exam 

  • 2019 - 90% 
  • 2020 - 66.7% 
  • 2021 - 87.5% 
  • 2022 - 83%

Retention Rate 

  • 2019 - 71.4% 
  • 2020 - 75% 
  • 2021 - 72% 
  • 2022 - 67%

Positive Job Placement 

  • 2019 - 100% 
  • 2020 - 100% 
  • 2021 - 100%
  • 2022 - 100%


Joseph Scott | EMS Academic Coordinator / Dean of Math & Science

Josh Rainbolt | Interim Director of EMS

Zachary Smith | Instructor of EMT


The Arkansas State University-Beebe Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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

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