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Emergency Medical Services


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. 

Applications are now being accepted for the weekend program on the Heber Springs Campus on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click to complete the Fall 2022 Weekend Program Application.

Program Cost 

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. Program Application
  4. Current TB Skin Test/Immunizations

Program Information and Applications

Application Campus Meeting Times Class Information
Advanced EMT Class Spring 2023 AEMT Beebe

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

EMT Saturday Class Check back soon! Heber Springs

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 *offered on demand
EMT Evening Class Spring 2023 Evening Beebe

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

EMT Summer Academy Summer 2023 EMT Beebe

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

EMT Evening Class Check back soon! LRAFB

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

 *offered on demand
Paramedic  Summer 2023 Paramedic Beebe

Monday & Friday
 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

 *begins July of each year - you must be currently licensed as an EMT to register for this class. Students without a license should enroll in one of the EMT class options above


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


Paramedic Program Pass Rates

Graduates Passing the NREMT Written Exam

  • 2018 - 100%
  • 2019 - 90%
  • 2020 - 66.7%
  • 2021 - 87.5%

Retention Rate

  • 2018 - 90%
  • 2019 - 71.4%
  • 2020 - 75%
  • 2021 - 72%

Positive Job Placement

  • 2018 - 100%
  • 2019 - 100%
  • 2020 - 100%
  • 2021 - 100%

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