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The Associate of Applied Science Paramedic Degree at Northark is a 2-year program designed to produce Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics for advanced hospital care and transportation. This program meets and exceeds National DOT Standards and curriculum. Graduates are eligible to take the State and National Registry Tests. The program also provides an opportunity for certified Paramedics to obtain an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services.

The Paramedic Certificate at North Arkansas College offers a one-year technical certificate which produces paramedics for advanced hospital care and transportation. This program meets and exceeds the current national DOT standards and curriculum. Graduates are eligible to take the state and national registry tests. Students train in area hospitals as well as on Arkansas paramedic level ambulances.

To be eligible for the programs, prospective students must:

  • Be accepted as a student in the college; complete the Northark application if you are not current enrolled
  • Be accepted into the Paramedic Program; complete the Paramedic Program application
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate; complete high school transcript request
  • Be in good health; submit a Health Information Form
  • Have a current Arkansas EMT certification or be in the testing phase
  • Be currently certified in AHA Health Care Provide CPR
  • Complete required pre-requisites
  • Have completed ACT and/or the COMPASS test and have scores sent to Northark
  • Have all immunization records on file and provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccine, rubella vaccine and TB skin test
  • Have three written recommendations (see application)
  • Have a minimum grade of “C” in each prerequisite course and in each course required in the paramedic program

The deadline for completing the application packet is July 1.

Program Cost

Tuition charges per semester hour as approved by the Northark Arkansas College Board of Trustees. Paramedic books, liability insurance, name badges and uniforms will be an additional cost. This does not include certification in costs for ACLS, PHTLS, PALS or EPC.

The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone: 727-210-2350.

Courses and Requirements Associate of Applied Science Paramedic Degree Plan

Paramedic Certificate Degree Plan