2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Emergency Medical Sciences - Paramedic, TC

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Program Overview

The Technical Certificate in Emergency Medical Sciences - Paramedic program requires 36 hours of professional coursework. Students are accepted into the Paramedic program each fall semester. Approximately 40% of the paramedic program coursework is delivered online. Paramedic classes are held on Monday or Wednesdays and will have an occasional Friday for required certification courses such as ACLS, PALS, PHTLS and AMLS. Students may schedule their clinical time within program guidelines including weekdays, weekends and nights. There is a $20 paramedic program fee per credit hour.

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Degree Requirements

-This degree requires successful completion of 36 credit hours.

-A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average is required for graduation.

-Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

-Current Arkansas Licensure as an EMT is a prerequisite to enter this program Career Opportunities .

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of paramedics is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of paramedics. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm


Program Curriculum

Fall Semester

Complete all 16 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  EMS 1301  Patient Assessment 3    
  EMS 1320  Pharmacology 3    
  EMS 1321  Clinical Experiences I 3    
  EMS 1420  Medical Emergencies I 4    
  EMS 2301  Foundations of the Paramedic 3    


Spring Semester

Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  EMS 1322  Clinical Experiences II      3    
  EMS 1334  Life Span Development 3    
  EMS 1340  Trauma Management 3    
  EMS 2310  Medical Emergencies II 3    
  EMS 2350  EMS Operations 3    


Summer Semester

Complete all 5 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  EMS 2159  Paramedic Competencies 1    
  EMS 2431  Paramedic Field Internship 4    


Total 36 Credit Hours

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