East Arkansas Community College’s Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic Program offers two tracks: an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic and a Technical Certificate in Paramedic. Once accepted, students will be required to participate in both classroom and clinical settings. The program is designed to be completed in eighteen (18) months, based on full time enrollment, exclusive of vacation time. The Paramedic Program is for currently certified Arkansas EMT’s who wish to advance to the Paramedic level. EACC does not offer Advanced Placement for the Paramedic program. Upon graduation, students are eligible to challenge the National Registry of EMT-Paramedic’s certifying exam. This exam is required to work in Arkansas as an EMT-Paramedic.