Certificate of Proficiency 18 Semester Hours
This program consists of one eight-hour credit course including both lecture and practicum experiences that will meet the requiremtns for students to take the State of Arkansas and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Examination. These exams are administered through the Arkansas Department of Health.
Science: 4 credit hours
Four hours of science courses must be selected from the following list:
Technical Core: 8 credit hours
- *EMT 1008 Emergency Medical Technology-Basic 8 credit hours
Related Electives: 6 credit hours
Six hours of electives must be selected from the following list:
*This course is taught at an off-campus site, typically an area ambulance service location. The class usually meets two nights per week.
Practical Skills Labs Include:
- Vital Signs, patient history and personal protective equipment lab
- Lifting and moving patients lab (gurney operations, Scoop stretcher, flat emergency moves and backboard/log roll)
- Airway and ventilation skills lab
- Patient assessment lab for medical and trauma patients and Patient Care Report
- Medical skills lab
- Trauma skills lab (bandaging, splinting, and spinal immobilization; assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries)
- Pediatrics skills lab
- Students must complete admission requirements of the college.
- Applicants must be 18 years old.
- Current AHA Healthcare Providers CPR certification is required. Students enrolled in the program will be required to have malpractice insurance.
- TB screening/clearance
- Subject to criminal background check
- Language Arts must be completed prior to EMT 1008 if placement scores indicate.
- Students should take all remedial courses earley in order to focus on degree-required classes in later semesters.
- Students are encouraged to take ACAD 0411 College Study Skills their first semester to better equip them to make the transition from high school to college-level course work.
Graduates are employed as:
- Emergency Medical Technicians