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Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)


Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)


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EACC’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.

 Career Opportunities    Annual Salary

Students completing one of EACC's EMT-Paramedic programs can  expect to perform the following job duties upon graduation:

  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Operate equipment, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), external defibrillators, or bag valve mask resuscitators, in advanced life support environments.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management, or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.
  • Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.

 

Arkansas Median Salary: $27,220

National Median Salary: $33,380

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 15% Increase

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2041.00

 

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Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost

Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic

64 AAS Paramedic Program of Study $9,535.00*

Technical Certificate Paramedic

46 TC Paramedic Program of Study $8,233.50*

Certificate of Proficiency Emergency Medical Technology 

9 CP EMT Program of Study $999.00*

*Approximate program cost includes in-county tuition, building use fee, technology fee, matriculation fee, infrastructure fee, and other paramedic program cost (books, ACLS card, malpractice insurance, FISDAP, criminal background and drug screen for clinical, uniforms, shoes, stethoscope, penlight, clinical travel/parking fees, CPR certification, immunization requirements, criminal background for licensure, state certification fee, and NREMT Licensure fee).

 

 

Interested in Learning More? Contact one of our Admission Staff at the Hodges Student Services Complex, at (870)-633-4480 Ext. 300.  Campus.png

 

 

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