Ozark Catalog
Technical Certificates
Associate of Applied Science
Associate of General Studies

Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services

Program Chair
Ritchie Powers
Health Bldg.
(479) 508-3326

Billy Cater

This program is designed to meet the educational and training needs of those individuals who wish to gain Arkansas Department of Health Licensure and National Registry of EMT's Certification as a Paramedic. Career opportunities exist with air and ground emergency medical services, fire departments, medical centers and industry. Among other characteristics, a Paramedic should possess dignity, empathy and tolerance. Under the direction of a physician, the student will be presented with material to aid them in: assessment of the pre-hospital needs of the acutely ill or injured patient, triage, basic as well as advanced life support, communication skills, and maintaining the level of care as the patient is transported to a health care facility.

The student must complete all courses in the previous semester with at least 75% to be eligible for the next level of the Paramedic program. Students must also pass the end of course assessment to be recommended for the National Registry of EMT's exam. Arkansas EMT certification must be obtained by the student prior to enrollment in EMTP 1234 Clinical Practicum I.

Students who are pursuing a program of study where admission is limited (Cardiovascular Technology, Cosmetology, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing), will be assigned a major of Associate of General Studies until admitted into their selected program.

Curriculum in Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Proficiency
(7 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
EMTP 1012 Foundations of Paramedicine 2
EMTP 1015 Emergency Medical Technician 5
Total 7
Note: In order for the Certificate of Proficiency to be awarded, a grade of "C" must be earned in EMTP 1012 and EMT 1015.

(To receive a Certificate of Proficiency, application must be made to the Office of Student Services. Students must be currently enrolled to request a Certificate of Proficiency be awarded.)

Curriculum in Paramedic Associate of Applied Science Degree in Allied Health
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
BST 1303
COMS 1003
COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
Microcomputer Applications
ENGL 1013 Composition 1 3
HSCI 1113 Medical Terminology 3
HSCI 1123 Human Anatomical Structure I 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Math II (or higher math) 3
Students must apply to and be admitted into the technical phase of the Paramedic program before taking any of the EMTP courses below. Students must be currently licensed with the Arkansas Department of Health Division of EMS as an EMT or have taken, and passed with a grade of "C" or better, an Emergency Medical Technical course within the last two years and be eligible to take the state exam prior to being admitted into the program.
HSCI 1243

Human Anatomical Structure II

EMTP 1232 Pharmacology
(prerequisite: TMAT 1203)
EMTP 1233 Medical Emergencies I w/Lab
(prerequisites: ENGL 1013)
EMTP 1234 Clinical Practicum I
(co-requisite: BST 1303)
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 15
Summer I
EMTP 2111 Clinical Practicum II
(prerequisite: EMTP 1234)
EMTP 2112 Cardiology I 2
EMTP 2113 Life Span Development 3
Total 6
Summer II
EMTP 2211 Clinical Practicum III
(prerequisite: EMTP 2111)
EMTP 2213 Emergency Medical Services Operations 3
EMTP 2221 Cardiology II Lab
(co-requisite: EMTP 2222)
EMTP 2222 Cardiology II
(co-requisite: EMTP 2221)
Total 7
EMTP 2313 Medical Emergencies II w/Lab
(prerequisite: EMTP 1233)
EMTP 2316 Paramedic Internship
(prerequisite: EMTP 2211)
EMTP 2322 Assessment Based Management 2
EMTP 2323 Trauma Management 3
3 Hours Social Science Elective 3
Total 17