Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency medical technician
certificate of proficiency
atu ozark

The Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Emergency Medical Technician is a course of study that prepares students to perform in pre-hospital care of acutely ill or injured patients. EMTs perform such measures as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, extrication, initial patient assessment and triage, stabilization and transport of any emergency, including routine transport of non-emergency patient to allied health care facility. Students must pass the end of course assessment to be recommended for the National Registry of EMTs exam.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  •  Assessment and documentation on specific age and diverse complaint-based patients while in the clinical area. Patient documentation will be placed and maintained in an online database.
  • Lab performance of basic and advanced prehospital airway management techniques, skill practice, scenario development and high-fidelity simulations.
  • Participate in team performance of basic and advanced patient skills in the clinical setting.
  • Perform patient procedures under the guidance of a professional health care preceptor with expertise in the patient care area while also observing all care.
  • Supervised clinical experiences in several different areas of care including the emergency department, operating room, and for various ambulance services.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Extrication
  • Initial patient assessment and triage
  • Perform in pre-hospital care of acutely ill or injured patients.
  • Perform such measures as cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Stabilization
  • Transport of any emergency, to include routine transport of non-emergent patient to allied health care facility

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility

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You could work as a(n):

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Industrial EMT

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Fort Smith EMS
  • Logan County EMS
  • Pope County EMS
  • Southwest EMS

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic/Emergency Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
  • Technical Certificate in Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services


Point of Pride

This program had an 88% licensure pass rate in 2019.


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program faculty

Todd Birkhead

Todd Birkhead
Program Chair

Health Sciences and Wellness
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6103

Mark Maxwell

Mark Maxwell
Clinical Coordinator

Health Sciences and Wellness
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6104