The Student Drug Testing Administrative Rule of Southeast Arkansas College requires some safety sensitive programs in the Division of Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) and Technical Studies Programs to require drug-testing for admission to the program and conduct random drug testing while enrolled.
The drug policy applies to the following NAH programs: Emergency Medical Sciences EMT/Paramedic, Practical Nursing, Generic Registered Nursing, and Licensed Practical Nursing/Paramedic to Registered Nursing Transition, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and Radiologic Technology.
The drug policy applies to the following Technical Studies programs: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Early Childhood Paraprofessional Technology, Electrical Mechanical Systems Technology, and Welding.
All applicants to these programs must complete a drug screen prior to entry. Random drug screening of students in these programs will be conducted during the academic year. Failure to consent to any requested test will result in immediate withdrawal of the student’s offer of admission or recommendation for expulsion from the college.
Students enrolled in the College may be required to submit to a drug and/or alcohol testing when it is determined that there is reasonable suspicion that the student is using drugs and/or alcohol. Reasonable suspicion is defined by the College’s Drug-Free Campus Policy. Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) programs require drug testing prior to the acceptance of any NAH program. Technical Studies programs require drug testing prior to registration of any technical course listed in the degree plans mentioned above. Random drug testing may be utilized at any time during the course of the programs at the student’s expense.