Paramedic / Emergency Medical Services

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.

*Paramedic/EMS classes are offered in both Ozark and Russellville. For more information, contact the Office of Student Services at (479) 667-2117.

The Paramedic/EMS Program at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, Texas 75088; telephone: 214.703.8445. http://coaemsp.org/index.htm

Graduation Rate
  • 2012: 82%
  • 2013: 64%
  • 2014: 70%
Licensure Exam Pass Rate
  • 2012: 91%
  • 2013: 86%
  • 2014: 86%
Licensed Graduate Employment Rate
  • 2012: 100%
  • 2013: 100%
  • 2014: 100%

Ritchie Powers
Program Chair

Allied Health Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-3326

Joshua Freeman

Allied Health Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 667-2117

Sharyl Moffit
Administrative Specialist II

Allied Health Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-3325