Program Overview

The EMT & Paramedic program prepares you for work in the field of emergency medical services. Upon completion of the required coursework, you will be qualified to sit for the National Registry EMT or Paramedic Exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, clinics, hospital emergency departments, as well as in industrial settings.

EMT/Paramedic Application

Job Opportunities

After completing the semester long EMT course you will be prepared to take the national certificate examination for an EMT license and apply for an Arkansas state EMT license and go to work or continue advancing your education in the Emergency Medical Services field. 

After completing the Paramedic program, you will be prepared to take the national certification examination and apply for an Arkansas state license. 

Program Goals

  • Students with a background in the Emergency Medical Field seek a service-oriented healthcare profession.
  • An up-to-date curriculum will be offered that prepares students to enter the field of emergency health care.
  • Community of interest (field/clinical facilities and practitioners) will provide input, clinical/field resources and placement for graduates who demonstrate appropriate knowledge as well as skills.

Approved and Accredited

The National Park College EMS Education Program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Health to provide EMS education.  National Park College's Paramedic 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 Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Certificates and Degrees

Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services

The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services is a 60 credit-hour program of study. View complete catalog listings for the following degree plans:

Paramedic Technical Certificate

The Technical Certificate in Paramedic is a 31 credit-hour program of study.

View the Technical Certificate in Emergency Medical Services Degree Plan for a complete course listing.

 

Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services for Transfer to UAFS - emphasis in Management & Leadership

This bachelor’s degree provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to either assume management and leadership roles in business and industry or to enhance current employment. The BAS degree is not specific to the program area or concentration.

Paramedic Program Outcomes
Year 1st Time Pass Rate
National Data Registry
Cumulative Pass Rate
within 3 attempts 
Program Retention Job Placement as
paramedic
2017 35% 64.7% 70.8% 70.6%
EMT Program Outcomes
Year 1st Time Pass Rate
National Registry Data
Cumulative Pass Rate
within 3 attempts
Cumulative Pass Rate
within 6 attempts
Did not complete
within 2 years
2018 76% 82% 88% 0%
2017 50% 56% 61% 22%